World Skills Ireland Cyber Security Competition

January 12, 2022
Software Systems

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

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