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Tue April 2, 2013
Quinn Launches Cyber Security Contest
Gov. Pat Quinn is launching a statewide competition to identify and train Illinois residents for jobs in cyber security. The Illinois Cyber Challenge is free and open to anyone, but Quinn says it will specifically target veterans, many of whom already have training in the field.
The challenge will involve three online tests, each with a pre-test tutorial. The top scorers in the online exams will be invited to a championship competition. A special Veterans Cyber Camp is also being held this summer.
The top finishers in the competition will be eligible for additional training and residencies in the cyber security field. Quinn says there is a huge demand for trained professionals to counter cyber security threats in both the public and private sector.