Cyber security lessons offered to schools in England

13-02-2017


It  is hoped 5,700 pupils aged 14 and over will spend up to four hours a week on the subject in a five-year pilot.

Classroom and online teaching, “real-world challenges” and work experience will be made available from September.

A Commons committee last week warned that a skills shortage was undermining confidence in the UK’s cyber defences.

The risk that criminals or foreign powers might hack into critical UK computer systems is now ranked as one of the top four threats to national security.

Russia in particular is suspected of planning sustained attacks on Western targets.

Cyber security is a fast-growing industry, employing 58,000 experts, the government says, but the Public Accounts Committee has warned it is proving difficult to recruit people with the right skills.


CALL TO ACTION

Event Opportunities

Exhibiting at one of our events

Event Schedule 2017

Register for Event

Register for the Norwich event

About Norwich

Information about the next event location

ARTICLES

‘Day of Discovery’ on 18th April will mark the start of National Share a Story Month

Teachers from schools across the UK will gather at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire next month for a day of digital storytelling.

Chinese textbooks to be offered to UK schools

The i is reporting…