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Could you be our country’s next expert code cracker?

Could you be our country’s next expert code cracker?

A new virtual cyber school has launched, giving teens the chance to try out as cyber security agents from home!

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is offering thousands of young people the chance to join a virtual cyber security school as part of plans to make sure the country develops the next generation of professional cyber defenders.

At a time when schools remain closed to most children, the online initiative aims to inspire future talent to work in the cyber security sector and give students a variety of extracurricular activities to do from the safety of their homes.

Teens can learn how to crack codes, fix security flaws and dissect criminals’ digital trails while progressing through the game as a cyber agent. This will help them develop important skills needed for future jobs, particularly in cyber security.

The school provides free weekly webinars run by industry experts teaching fundamental security disciplines such as digital forensics, cryptography and operating systems.

You can find out more at: www.gov.uk/government/news/new-virtual-cyber-school-gives-teens-chance-to-try-out-as-cyber-security-agents-from-home

Students aged 13 and over can apply here: www.cyber-school.joincyberdiscovery.com/

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