Banks challenge Canadian post-secondary students to create cyber solutions

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Five of the country’s biggest banks are offering cash prizes to post-secondary students and recent graduates for creating possible solutions to improve the cyber security responses of financial institutions.

The Canadian Bankers Association today announced the CBA Cyber Security Challenge for creating solutions for strengthening mobile app security, network security and web security. The winner in each category will receive $2,000, the second-place winner will get $500 plus a virtual reality console and headset, while the third-place winner will get a $500 gift card.

Arguably one of the biggest benefits of the competition, however, will for finalists to meet IT officials from the sponsoring banks: RBC, CIBC, BMO, Scotiabank and TD Bank. Canadian banks are among the country’s biggest employers of IT graduates.

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