Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ Ethical Hackers Design Cyber Challenge Seeks Out

Bob Styran, IT audit expert
October 28, 2010 /

Pricewaterhouse Coopers is conducting a search all over UK to find the best and most talented cyber security professional of the future.

Pricewaterhouse Coopers has called the search Ethical Hackers Design Cyber challenge.

Jay Abbott, who is the Director of Threat & Vulnerability Management at the consultancy firm, said in a statement that the ciphers which have been designed for the current stage of the challenge is tough and the competitors will be challenged on a really high standard.

Abbott also said that the aim of the firm was to excite and inspire those persons who world not have normally considered a career in cyber security.

Abbott further added that using innovative ways of streamlining the most talented people in this field that highlight important skills such as problem soving, driven work ethic and curiosity to learn will be great.

The round that is presently being conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers is basically a teaser round and not a part of the official challenge. It is designed to offer a chance to everyone, from teenagers in school to IT professionals “the chance to test their skills and mettle against the PwC professionals”.

The Cyber Security Challenge UK is a series of face to face and online competitions that is being supported by leading education, government and security organizations on the face of “worrying shortage of skilled professionals in the cyber security sector.”

Edward Godfrey is the winner of the first cipher challenge (under 18 years’ category). He is just 16 years of age and is studying for his A-levels in the Thomas Hardye School in Dorset.

Senad Zukic is the winner of the second and third challenges and he is a programmer by profession.


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