The competition was launched by non profit organisation Cyber Security Challenge UK which aims to bring morye people into the cyber security profession. Can you talk security? asks the public to come up with ways to communicate technical security issues in a simple non technical way.
It is estimated that cybercrime costs UK businesses £27bn a year. Tony Neate, CEO of Get Safe Online commented: “Cyber criminals are looking to take advantage of every new piece of technology, whether it’s a device, an app or a software programme.”
Mr Neate added: “A few simple measures will help internet users ensure they are able to enjoy maximum benefits of the internet for a minimum risk and we’re excited to be supporting the Cyber Security Challenge UK.”
Can you talk security? will aim to raise awareness in increasing job opportunities in cyber security. Dr Bob Nowill, director of cyber and information assurance at BT Security said: “Cybercrime must be tackled from two angles – the combination of cyber experts and professionals supported by new talent identified by initiatives will help strengthen and improve our technical defences.”
“We must also educate the wider population on the role they need to play – that is what the competition is all about,” he added.
The competition is open to anyone over 14 years old and entries should be in the form of a viral video, poster, game or anything which can help change online habits. The deadline is June 22 and the winning submission will be announced at the BT Tower in November 2012.
Winners will get the opportunity to work with a team of digital professionals and marketing to launch the campaign nationwide. For further details please log on to https://cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/can_you_talk_sec.php