Competition finds next generation of cybersleuths

As an actor, Paul Laverack is used to dealing with fictional crime: he once had a role in a couple of episodes of Stingers, an Australian TV cop show. “I actually played a criminal who was trying to buy a baby,” he laughs. Now, however, he might end up getting a crack at some real criminals: he’s just beaten a host of professionals to win one of the top prizes in a UK cybersecurity competition. Established by firms struggling to find computer security talent, the UK Cyber Security Challenge is designed to pick out the next generation of data detectives in the face of a growing threat from cyberspace…

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