De Montfort University helps cyber talent take off

Posted — 26.10.2017

University provides fully-paid Master’s Degree as Challenge Masterclass Prize

Working with the Cyber Security Challenge UK for the first year, De Montfort University’s Cyber Technology Institute will be part of the Masterclass consortium – delivering the Challenge’s biggest event of the year alongside the likes of BT, Airbus and more. In addition to this fantastic commitment, De Montfort University (DMU) has kindly donated a fully paid Master’s Degree scholarship to the pot of career-enhancing prizes.

Building strong relationships with universities is core to the mission of Cyber Security Challenge UK, nurturing talent at universities to become the next generation of cyber security professionals and preparing them for industry. The Challenge has worked with De Montfort University on a number of initiatives this year as part of the growing education programme. The Challenge and its sponsor community took part in DMU’s Cyber Week held in May, an event held every year to promote careers in cyber security. We will also be returning to DMU in the new year to deliver our newly created Capture-the-Flag Challenges; these events see students from the host and other local universities take part in a day of challenges to test their knowledge and improve their skills in our rapidly growing field.

De Montfort University’s Cyber Technology Institute (CTI) work with a number of high profile sponsors and partners to deliver training, research services and consultancy in the field of cyber security, software engineering and digital forensics. With support and endorsement from their established Industrial Advisory Group, which includes: Airbus, BT, Deloitte and Rolls Royce, the Cyber Technology Institute is able to ensure that its courses are relevant to, and up-to-date with, the current cyber security challenges faced by industry; thus, ensuring that its students and graduates have the core skills to meet these challenges within their employers’ organisations.