Cyber security consists of technologies which are designed to protect systems, networks, programs, devices and data from cyber-attacks. Effective cyber security reduces the risk of cyber-attacks and protects against the unauthorised exploitation of systems.

This competition focuses on all the essential requirements for a successful career as a Cyber Security Analyst within any industry. This competition test your abilities in Reconnaissance, Scanning, Vulnerability Testing, and Exploitation of Systems.


The skills you need to demonstrate

  • IT skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Problem solving

  • Team working

  • Reconnaissance

  • Scanning

  • Hacking

  • Knowledge of security across systems

Entry criteria

  • This is a team competition, for 2 competitors competing as a team
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation
  • Competitors should currently be in education, training, employment, or be enrolled in a program of study. Otherwise, competitors must have completed the equivalent to a level 4 qualification.

How it works

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Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers

The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event

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  • Registration for our competitions 2021 will open on 19 April 2021. Register your interest today and we'll remind you when we open.
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