Cyber-security as a career for girls
'A pioneering Cyber Schools Programme'
23 July 2017
Teenagers are being encouraged to register their interest in taking part in a cyber security schools programme being rolled out as part of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Programme.
A new website is launched for students, teachers and industry to register to take part: https://hmgcyberschools.com/
It aims to support and encourage schoolchildren to develop some of the key skills they would need to work in the growing cyber security sector and help defend the nation’s businesses against online threats.
Applications are open to students aged 14 to 18, with hundreds of hours of extra curricular content designed to fill a four-year programme. It will be delivered in modules and students up 18 years old can join at any time providing they meet the right criteria.
The target is for at least 5,700 teenagers to be trained by 2021. The pilot programme year will be launched in the autumn 2017.
There is a CyberFirst Girls Competition, where teams of 12-to-14-year-old young women can pit their wits against one another to crack a series of online puzzles.'
Lucy Owen, A-level student from Stroud High School, Gloucestershire, UK, talks about Cyber-Security as a career. She is present at the 61st Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2017 (CSW) in New York
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