Game on: Conference aims for fun way to attract talent to Bristol’s cyber-security industry

May 10, 2019

The world’s first ‘gamified’ cyber-security conference takes place in Bristol next week in a bid to make the subject fun and engaging and attract more people into the fast-developing industry.

BristolCyberCon is designed to help those attending network through fun social engineering and gamification activities, take part in interactive events and engage with our speakers throughout the day. 

The event takes place on Wednesday, May 15, at the city’s Watershed media centre and includes four interactive workshops, two hackathons, a red team vs blue team panel debate and 15-plus inspiring speakers on topics ranging  from social engineering your way into an office and building cyber diversity in the workplace to reverse engineering electric cars.

It will also showcase some of the region’s most innovative cyber start-ups.

The event is aimed at developers and students wanting to increase their knowledge and/or find work in cyber, as well as existing cyber professionals wanting to network and connect in their community

It is being staged by Bristol and Bath Cyber, the regional chapter for the UK Cyber Security Forum. Its role is to help sustainably grow the cyber cluster in the area through connections, upskilling and knowledge sharing.

Conference organiser Simon Minton said: “We want to host an event which shows some of the leading cyber security work being done by Bristol-based businesses. The industry is growing fast and we want to make sure that it attracts the best and most diverse talent.”

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