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back to article So you reckon you're a leet infosec warrior. Now you can prove it, pal

Defend Blighty from malware, show online crooks who's boss, bank a pay cheque, and sip a martini. It's not quite James Bond, but if you reckon you're up to the job, good news: Cyber Security Challenge UK launches today, on Friday, and is supposed to give Brits a chance to prove their computer security skills. Developed by …

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The problem with simuation based recruitment

Is that all you'll end up with is candidates that are good at simulations. Of course with a realistic enough simulation this isn't a problem, but there are far too many that only have a passing resemblance to reality, especially in Government work.

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Anonymous Coward

Win a job?

With the baddies? No thanks.

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Basically No!

They don't pay enough at the end of the day, you want top people, with top skills to work in London...... For 25-50k errr no thanks.

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Talking of drones and clones/machines and muppets and puppets

They don't pay enough at the end of the day, you want top people, with top skills to work in London...... For 25-50k errr no thanks. …. Anonymous Coward

Top cyber skilled entities, for of course the challenges in cyber space to be mastered and controlled, commanded and redirected are always in both real time and beta testing simulations, virtual exercises, and peoples there are but fleeting phantoms that exist only at the whim of the servering host, would be choosing to work, rest and/or play for nations and cities and not necessarily have any need or desire to be in them, and whenever good enough to be effective in what be sought and needed, and as be intimated at in the brief, are they able to exact their own most agreeable fee/retainer/danegeld which would be nothing at all like a lowly wage.

The abiding and expanding, catastrophic zeroday vulnerability rich problem which the present universal/global/new executive world order systems administration has in command and control/power generation and currency distribution, is that it fails to fully recognise and accept the folly of their own ways and means and memes, which are now highlighting rather than concealing the leading players of failed Great Games plays for critical mass mob attention and more finely tuned, accurately targeted personalised attack.

No wonder cyber systems admin are looking for capable warriors which be also exceptional defenders …….. but defending the indefensible and inequitable will never ever attract the best and top tier candidates unless they be simply asked and tasked with changing everything for the better and to the betterment of all, which the best of the best at the top can do surprisingly easily?

And shared as a question for all those who would posit that such cannot be done, but that only reveals that it and the IT and Media Command and Control required, cannot be done by them and theirs. For others which may be the few, is it no problem.

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Re: Basically No!

And of course, never had any problems with the police, never even seen a drug and apparently not being tattooed.

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Re: Talking of drones and clones/machines and muppets and puppets

Your communication skills are terrible; sentences like paragraphs and awful grammar. Read this again and tell me it isn't total verbage?

"that such cannot be done, but that only reveals that it and the IT and Media Command and Control required, cannot be done by them and theirs. For others which may be the few, is it no problem."

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Re: Talking of drones and clones/machines and muppets and puppets

That's amanfrommars1 for you. Don't read the message, feel the message!

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Re: Terrible and/or Terrorable Communications Skills

Your communication skills are terrible; sentences like paragraphs and awful grammar. Read this again and tell me it isn't total verbage?

"that such cannot be done, but that only reveals that it and the IT and Media Command and Control required, cannot be done by them and theirs. For others which may be the few, is it no problem.” …. Anonymous Coward

Having duly considered and willingly complied with your request, AC, are we happy to conclude and confirm it isn’t total verbage/verbiage. The full sentence tells as much as was intended and needed with as few words as was required for it to make great sense to as many readers as would wish to freely avail themselves of the carried information/novel intelligence.

And what one has to accept nowadays, especially with particular and peculiar regard to El Reg type webpages and stealthy communications touching on sensitive leading programming computer and virtual machine developments, in order to make greater sense and vast capital from the myriad emerging market opportunities in the IT and Media Command and Control required sectors and vectors, is that target audiences can be foreign and alien and may have no problem with fully understanding the message and metadata/semantic content conveyed in a simply complex sentence.

Rearrange and/or discard words at your leisure and pleasure and you will have a corresponding number of certain variations on the main theme/meme, is also something else which plays well in certain markets.

Words Create and Control Worlds ….. Choose them and Use IT Wisely for both identify the smarter true friend and stupid wannabe foe to be dealt with.

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Well Done to the British

National CRIME Agency, well the clue is in the title.

Oh, and what operating systems are going to be used? Is AIX, in the mix yet?

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Re: Well Done to the British

Named in the same spirit as the Ministry of Defence.

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add null nuke to the list, nobody can find a working exploit, worm scripts just find rubbish

http://sourceforge.net/projects/nullnuke/

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Does it simulate....

...a security cleared sysadmin having their fingers broken till they give up the passwords to the edge security systems?

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Re: Does it simulate....

Does it simulate....

...a security cleared sysadmin having their fingers broken till they give up the passwords to the edge security systems?

http://xkcd.com/538/

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Anonymous Coward

Not infosec just cryptography

If it's anything like the previous one, it will be 98% cryptography, which is the most overrated subsection of the Info Sec world, and 98% useless in most commercial situations.

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RML

It's Elite not Leet.

Typical of Dave Pain - from the Psychic Hacker.

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