The Cyber Challenge
Resources for those looking for a career in security testing
The Cyber Scheme is in the process of creating The Cyber Challenge – initiatives aimed at helping talented individuals from diverse backgrounds access a career in cyber security.
We have curated a library of resources aimed at articulating clear career pathways for those looking to establish a role within the cyber security industry. We aim to help individuals determine if cyber is a suitable career, and then provide a runway through which they can progress into a full-time role. The aim is to encourage a diverse range of people, from career transitioners through to apprentices, IT practitioners and later stage students, and to work with industry leaders who can identify real time recruitment shortages.
By curating and creating education resources such as beginner-level online exams, training videos and professional mentoring, The Cyber Challenge can bridge the gap between those looking for a career in cyber, and those who need to recruit.
The Cyber Challenge is aimed at school leavers aged 18+, as well as anyone interested in joining the cyber security industry after working in another field, regardless of their educational achievements. The goal is to encourage more people to enter the industry who may have found the sheer numbers of training resources and courses too complicated to navigate. There will be less emphasis on gaming and competitions, and more on industry involvement, self-learning and career development, working closely with The Cyber Scheme and their industry partners.
Please note this is a separate initiative to that of our charity partner The Cyber Security Challenge UK, which focuses on school-aged children. The Cyber Challenge is aimed at a more commercial outcome to support our security testing community. For details about CSCUK please click here.