Posted on April 15, 2019 by staff

MoD agency hopes to hook new hackers with online game


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

As part of the UK Government, it is designed to prepare and protect the country from cyber-attacks, and hopes to recruit new staff in data science, cyber and electronics warfare, space, and sensors and security systems.

Supporting the campaign is a new online game where users and potential candidates can play an interactive challenge via the campaign micro-website ‘Know the Unknown’.

“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,” said Dr Paul Kealey, Dstl’s Cyber and Information Systems (CIS) Division Head.

“What attracted me to Dstl was that every day here is different. Our talented people are having a genuine impact keeping British people and the UK Armed Forces protected from harm.”

Dstl said it is looking for people with a ‘flair for problem solving’ and a passion for new technologies seeking a career with a difference.