University of Wolverhampton computing students have trained as ‘cyber warriors’ in a bid to tackle hackers and boost their career prospects.
Six students from the Faculty of Science and Engineering attended a residential Cyber Camp in Coventry, where they learned to pit their wits against hackers and work in teams to combat cyber-attacks.
The three-day event was hosted by Cyber Security Challenge and included information about the industry and the job opportunities within it, as well as talks by specialists, including the National Crime Agency.
One of the students who attended, Tahlil Ali, said: “The cyber security camp was a great experience. Hearing from companies in the industry was really helpful. On the final day we were put into a disaster recovery simulation and tested on how well we worked together as a team to produce a solution to the task, which i really enjoyed.”
Tony Proctor, Principal Lecturer in the School of Maths and Computing, arranged for the students to take part.
He said: “CyberSecurity Challenge is a Government-backed national programme to develop the cyber security skills that are needed now and in the future.
“This was a unique opportunity for our students. It allowed them to hear first-hand from experts in Cyber-Defence and as a result of they will be going on to achieve an industry recognised qualification. This will further enhance their employability when they graduate this year.
“It is also a credit to the University’s presence in the sector that we are able to engage our students with Cyber Security Challenge in this way.”
The qualification they will gain is Comptia Security+.
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