IBM / UCD Ethical Hacking Workshop - recap

23.11.2017

UCD School of Computer Science welcomed IBM Ireland to deliver a Cybersecurity Bootcamp workshop on the university campus on Thursday, 16 November.  The workshop was delivered jointly by the IBM Ethical Hacking team (Aiden Knowles, Marco Simoni, Juli Murphy & Keith Reily) and UCD MSc Digital Investigation and Forensic Computing team (Pavel Gladyshev & Babak Habibnia).  Over 90 students and staff from UCD attended the three-hour evening event with the IBM Ethical Hacking team in the O'Brien Centre for Science.

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The workshop challenged participants to use their problem solving and technical skills to solve real-world style interactive cybersecurity challenges.  This hands-on session was an opportunity for attendees to upskill in the theoretical and practical elements of computer security, under the direction and guidance from IBM Security experts.  Cybersecurity is a major growth area within IT; with the number of graduate and senior positions in cybersecurity projected to continue growing significantly over the next three years.

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