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KPMG are pleased to work alongside the UK Cyber Security Challenge and welcome applications to our award winning team.

Effective Cyber Response requires a multi-discipline approach and effective coordination. KPMG's Cyber Response team comprises technical experts; experienced incident managers; forensic specialists and legal advisors. We offer the bespoke technical knowledge of boutique shops with the business understanding and coverage of a global advisory firm.
7 Safe

"In sponsoring the Cyber Security Challenge, we are delighted to help inspire talent in the area of cyber security development.  7Safe, part of PA Consulting Group’s university-accredited certification training is similarly designed to encourage skills development and progression through practical training. Ultimately, our valuable education-focused award will influence key contributors to the future of the UK's strategic Information Assurance by continuing to invest in developing talent."
Alan Phillips, Founder


"Information security has long ceased to be a concern only of select IT professionals and is now something that wider society needs to be critically aware of. Royal Holloway has worked hard over the last 20 years to increase this awareness through our information security education programmes.
The Cyber Security Challenge is both an imaginative and extremely exciting way of taking this message to an even broader community. We are supporting the Challenge through competition design and setting of assessment criteria, and are now delighted to provider further support through formal sponsorship and the offering of Challenge prizes".
Professor Keith Martin, Director Information Security Group

Dtex Systems

"We are proud to be a Sponsor of the Cyber Security Challenge UK, which provides the opportunity to collaborate with some of the biggest and most trusted brands in the UK, jointly investing in our future industry professionals."
Mohan Koo, MD, Dtex Systems Ltd.


"Ultimate Creative Communications is delighted to continue to work with the Challenge on such an exciting and worthy project. As a company who bases a major part of its business in the area of Internet and Digital Communications, we know how important the next generation of cyber security specialists are going to be to our economy."
Neil McLeish, Head of IT & Digital Communications


As a government organisation that builds bespoke secure communications systems, security has always been a top priority for us.  In the highly connected world in which we live and work, our systems are exposed to a myriad of threats; understanding, analysing and defending against those threats is at the core of our business.
We see the Cyber Security Challenge as key to the development of new Cyber security experts; able to work alongside other organisations, both government and commercial, to raise awareness and build innovative defences against the next generation of cyber threats.
Bryn Hughes; Director of Technology, HMGCC

CompTIA is the global not for profit trade association, representing the technology industry. Our role is to develop standards and certifications built by the IT industry, for the IT industry.  CompTIA is the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications worldwide.
“We are proud to be associated with the Cyber Security Challenge. Crime is moving more and more online. Theft of passwords, email addresses and bank details by anonymous hackers costs the UK £27bn per year. Governments of the world are using the web to access rivals military secrets and business ideas and to disrupt critical IT systems. A new breed of cyber security professionals are needed to defend us against these threats”.
Graham Hunter - Director UK Region

InfoSec Skills is proud to support the wonderful work carried out by Cyber Security Challenge UK. We are supporting the Challenge through formal sponsorship and by donating sample topics from our courses, which provide an introduction to different cyber security jobs/disciplines for all participating Challenge candidates.

"I am committed to helping more young people into cyber security jobs, connecting the Challenge to employers, through our participation in developing cyber security learning pathways, and to supporting people throughout their careers with quality, professional, and cost-effective training courses"

Terry Neal - CEO

About (ISC)² ®
(ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, with over 80,000 members (12,000 in EMEA) in more than 135 countries.    Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSPÒ) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLPÒ), Certified Authorization Professional (CAPÒ), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCPÒ) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information security topics. More information is available at www.isc2.org.

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"Raytheon UK is very pleased to sponsor the Cyber Security Challenge UK.  We recognise the great importance of identifying and fostering the cyber skills, knowledge and passions of young individuals and helping to steer them towards a career path in an industry which is desperately short of talented professionals".

The Royal Mail Group, one of UK’s most trusted brands, is proud to sponsor the UK Cyber Security Challenge.  As Royal Mail Group continues to develop its capability to transact and interact across cyberspace, we need to be able to engage talented individuals to help us do this safely.  We support the Challenge in its objective to identify individuals with the ability to become the Cyber Security specialists of the future; such individuals are essential for maintenance of trust in the online economy.
Chief Information Security Officer, Royal Mail Group

"It is vital to both Encription and our Clients that we deliver the highest standard of penetration testing and digital forensic services in a professional, secure and safe manner. Which is why we only recruit Consultants with the greatest potential and the highest integrity, capability and professionalism; this is not always easy. Encription sees the UK Cyber Security Challenge as an ideal way to identify early latent Cyber talent. We have proven over the years that such talent exists within the most unlikely places and is not always dependent on age, a degree or existing experience."