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Dstl launches online game to attract cyber staff

16/04/19

UKA Correspondent

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has launched an online game to recruit more than 60 staff to work in cyber and information systems.

Know the Unknown logo on screen

Named Know the Unknown, the game has been designed to find people to fill roles across a range of areas including data science, cyber and electronics warfare, space, sensors and security systems. It provides an interactive challenge around an incoming threat to which the player has to respond.

There are opportunities across a range of areas including in data science, cyber and electronics warfare, and space, sensors and security systems. Supporting the campaign is a new online game where users can take part in an interactive challenge through the campaign's micro-website.

Dr Paul Kealey, Dstl’s cyber and information systems (CIS) division head, said: “With defence and security operations becoming increasingly dependent on sensing and information, this recruitment drive represents our commitment to put the latest science and technology in the hands of users.”

Dstl, the science and technology arm of the Ministry of Defence, said it is looking for people with a flair for problem solving, and that ideally candidates will have design and development experience in one or more areas including radar electronic surveillance, digital signal processing, computer science, software engineering, network engineering, data forensics and quantum science.

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