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.

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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

Our competitions are open to all so please register between 27 February – 24 March 2023

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

Competitors who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during December 2024 for the WorldSkills 2026 Cycle, subject to the skill progressing to the international competition cycle.

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