IRM’s interactive assessment will test the cyber security candidate’s ability to spot the security weaknesses in a fictitious corporate website. After two days of intense, hands-on training and development,
the camp will conclude with a cyber challenge courtesy of GCHQ on Friday. IRM’s CEO, Charles White, said, “The Cyber Camp recruits will be learning and competing whilst surrounded by the physical history of the British Armed Forces. This illustrates the extent that the internet has transformed our lives and how, as a society, we must respond to that change.” “Where we once we had tanks and large armies to defend our nation, we now have skilled and tenacious individuals who thrive on a technical challenge - the UK’s armed forces for a Digital Age. However, at this time there is a severe deficit of qualified individuals who are capable of assessing and improving our cyber security defences. If our citizens, government and businesses want to not only stay safe in cyberspace, but continue to reap the economic and social benefits it brings, then more effort has to be invested into nurturing cyber security talent.” The Cyber Security Challenge's latest cyber security camp is also supported by C3IA, GCHQ, PwC, QinetiQ, the National Crime Agency, InfoSec Skills and Raytheon.