Intelligent CISO Issue 10 - Page 13

news National challenge will develop schoolgirls’ cybersecurity skills and mentor. The pupils will be put through a series of challenges to test their cybersecurity skills against young women from all over the UK, with the top 10 teams progressing to a national final in London in March. The victorious contestants will take home individual prizes and their school will receive IT equipment to the value of £1,000. eenage girls from across the UK are being invited to pit their tech skills against one another in a GCHQ competition to find the best and brightest candidates to protect the nation from future cyberattacks. important step to knock down barriers preventing women from joining the fight against online crime. Only 10% of the global cyber workforce are female, meaning millions of British women may be missing out on a career they could excel in. The UK government says it is fully committed to defending against cyberthreats and address the cyberskills gap to develop and grow talent. A five-year National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) was announced in November 2016, supported by £1.9 billion of transformational investment. The CyberFirst Girls Competition, set up by GCHQ’s new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), is an Girls aged 13 to 15 can enter the competition in teams of four, plus a teacher who will act as a guardian Visit cyberfirst-girls-competition for more information. T GARTNER NAMES CENTRIFY A ‘LEADER’ IN PRIVILEGED ACCESS MANAGEMENT entrify, a leading provider of cloud-ready zero trust privilege to secure modern enterprises, has announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management. The report evaluated 14 vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. C “We are delighted to be acknowledged as a Leader in Gartner’s first Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management,” said Tim Steinkopf, President at Centrify. “We believe our position in the Leaders’ quadrant is due to our best-in-class Active Directory bridging for Unix/ Linux systems, a truly cloud-architected | Issue 10 solution that can be deployed on- premises or SaaS and our Machine Learning-based analytics services. “Furthermore, we think our integration with common DevOps tools and integrated multi-factor authentication round out what we believe is the most complete offering for the privileged access challenges facing enterprises today.” Gartner named privileged account management as one of the Top 10 Security Projects for 2018. Download a complimentary copy of the report from Centrify to learn more about Gartner’s evaluations: resources/2018-gartner-magic-quadrant- for-privileged-access-management/. u Tim Steinkopf, President at Centrify 13