Cyber Challenge Sees Professor Snowden Win 7Safe Prize


17 December 2013

7Safe’s University-accredited training course in Advanced Application Security Testing worth over £2,000 has been awarded to a senior technical support officer at the University of Huddersfield, who triumphed in the recent 2013 DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge. The prestigious global cyber security competition is designed by experts at the US Department of Defense Cyber Crime Centre (DC3) and considered to be the toughest in the world. 

The three-day course won by Professor Glyn Snowden involves learning how to identify security vulnerabilities in web applications such as web-based email and shopping websites. Richard Allen, Education Business Development Manager at 7Safe, a PA Group Company said “This course is not for the faint hearted, it’s the most advanced white-hat hacking course we provide and delegates must already have a good understanding of back-end web application technologies. It gives Glyn the chance to gain an even greater understanding of how to identify security vulnerabilities and subsequently identify the real risk of these vulnerabilities by exploiting them”.

It is the third year that 7Safe has sponsored the Cyber Security Challenge, which is designed to give entrants a taste of the demanding challenges faced by those solving cyber crime. This year saw more submissions than ever before, with 1,254 teams from 49 countries around the world. 

Richard commented further “We’re proud to be associated with a prestigious competition that’s enabling talented amateurs to get a genuine taste of the cyber security profession. With cyber attacks increasing in number and severity we’re pleased to be involved in an initiative that is actively encouraging new talent into the sector. For people with natural ability such as Glyn, gaining industry-recognised qualifications is the next step to a career in this exciting profession.”

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