Working in partnership with 15 UK universities, the Cyber Security Challenge UK is incentivising master’s students to present their solutions for improving the security of the internet economy, and building consumer confidence in online transactions.

Winners of the Cyber Integrity and Meaning of Trust Competition will present their ideas to employers who are looking to secure their online systems and boost customer confidence.

The competition will be the pilot for a national programme that aims to put the issues of security, resilience and integrity into business context.

Any MA, MBA or MSc student can submit a presentation drawn from their dissertation, which they will give in front of a panel of policy makers, business leaders and cyber security professionals.

Stephanie Daman, chief executive at Cyber Security Challenge UK, said: ‘Through this partnership we hope to establish strong connections with university departments and encourage students of all backgrounds to test whether their skills are relevant to a profession actively on the hunt for new recruits.’

Participating in extracurricular activities such as these will look great on your CV, as will an IT internship.

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