World Skills Ireland Cyber Security Competition

12 Jan, 2022

Min read

Cyber Skills World Skills team photo

WorldSkills Ireland Preliminary Competition 2022

Do you have what it takes to be a Cyber Security world skills champion? We are looking for candidates to represent Ireland at this years World Skills Competition. Are you:

  • Aged between 18-26? (born in 1996 or younger)
  • Studying or working on the island of Ireland
  • Interested in Cyber Security?

If so, then we would love to hear from you. The preliminary round will take place online on Friday January 28th at 2-6pm. The competition will use a Cyber Range infrastructure and will include cyber security scenarios which the competitors need to investigate and complete. The top performing competitors will be chosen to move forward to the National Final in March 2022. The chosen national final competitors will receive 6 weeks of mentorship to hone their skills after the preliminary event to prepare them for the National Final. 

Closing date to register is Tuesday 25th January 2022.

Register Here for the Preliminary Competition

*All potential competitors will need to pass an entrance challenge before being allowed to compete in the preliminary competition.

World Skills Ireland National Competition 2022

The successful candidates will compete at the World Skills Ireland National Competition which will take place from March 22nd – 24th 2022 at the RDS Dublin.

This competition will include at least four 3-4 hour sessions across a three day event. This will include cyber security scenarios which the competitors need to investigate and complete. Scenarios can include security hardening, forensics, incident investigation, secure system design and operation, secure system protection and defense, intelligence collection, reconnaissance, scanning, vulnerability analysis. penetration testing and capture the flag sessions.

The national final will have one overall winner based on marking from WorldSkills and will be used to select the Irish Team for the cyber security skill for Shanghai 2022.

Register Here for the Preliminary Competition

 

WorldSkills Ireland Mentorship

Mentorship stage 1

The selected top competitors from the preliminary event will be provided with 6 weeks of mentorship before the national competition provided by leading experts from both academia and industry.

  • Academia mentorship will include access to the cyber range, specific scenarios, notes and guidance
  • Industry mentorship will include mentors from various industry partners and include tutorial sessions, discussions, general mentorship and industry specific challenges/scenarios.

Mentorship stage 2

  • The selected competitors from the national final will receive 2 weeks of mentorship before the final team of 2 is selected.
  • The selected team of 2 will receive at least 10 weeks of training before the world skills event.

Mentorship stage 3

  • The selected team of 2 will receive at least 10 weeks of training before the world skills event.

 

WorldSkills Shanghai 2022

The 46th WorldSkills Competition, earlier postponed, will take place 12-17 October 2022. This is a team competition, for 2 competitors competing as a team.

For more information please contact Dr George O'Mahony - WorldSkills Ireland Expert for Skill 54 –Cyber Security GeorgeD.OMahony@mtu.ie

World Skills Logos

 

Related Posts

students working on a puzzle

Cyber Academy Empowers Irish Teenagers with Security Awareness and Ethical Hacking Skills

This year’s Cyber Futures Cyber Academy led by MTU Cyber Skills is spearheading the introduction of secondary school students from across Ireland to vital cyber security principles, ethical hacking, and cryptography. As cyber-attacks and scams continue to rise, this initiative becomes an essential component of every teenager's education, elevating their security awareness and preparedness.

Read more
donna and Ivan cyberskills and sandhill

Quick answers to Quick Questions: Ivan Houlihan, SVP & Head of West Coast U.S for IDA Ireland

Quick answers to Quick Questions: Ivan Houlihan, SVP & Head of West Coast U.S for IDA Ireland

Read more
New cyber security certificate offers SMEs a pathway to greater business resilience and online savviness

Join Our Cyber Skills Team! Unleash Your Potential in Network Security Development at Munster Technological University!

Join Our CyberSkills Team! Unleash Your Potential in Network Security Development at Munster Technological University!

Read more