GCHQ launches cyber security course
By Cloud Direct • 03 Mar 2015
A new cyber security course has been set up as part of a bid to keep the UK safe from online attacks.
The ten-week cyber security course is set to run from July 6th 2015 and is aimed at providing first- or second-year computer science students with the skills to defend against any threats.
Areas such as cyber security, ethical hacking, penetration testing and security networks will be covered as part of the course as students learn about GCHQ’s role in defending the UK against hacking.
Participants will also work on a wide range of technologies, which includes both older and new developments.
Speaking about the course, a GCHQ spokesman said: "The unique Cyber Insiders Summer School offers computer science students a fantastic opportunity to enhance their cyber skills and discover how GCHQ use a variety of technologies to protect the UK.GCHQ spokesman said: "The unique Cyber Insiders Summer School offers computer science students a fantastic opportunity to enhance their cyber skills and discover how GCHQ use a variety of technologies to protect the UK.
"They’ll not only enhance their cyber knowledge, but completing the programme will also look good on their CV and, if they prove their abilities, we may even offer them a job interview."
Students will also get the opportunity to take part in a "live" exercise where they can practice what they have learned.
They will be given around £2,500 to attend the course, which will provide them with accommodation in the Cheltenham area.
Those who successfully complete the programme will receive a GCHQ certificate. The government said that the Cyber Insiders Summer School is open to all UK nationals who are enrolled on a computer science course at university.
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