E&T news story: cyber security college planned at Bletchley Park

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Nov 24, 2016
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The UK's first National College of Cyber Security is set to open at Bletchley Park, the home of Second World War codebreakers.

Cyber security is becoming an increasingly prominent issue, with TalkTalk suffering a series of data breaches last year and, more recently, customers with Tesco Bank losing money from their accounts following an online attack on the service.

It was at Bletchley Park that Alan Turing and his team of computer scientists and codebreakers unravelled the Enigma coding system used by the Nazis during the Second World War, an achievement it has been claimed significantly shortened the war and saved millions of lives in the process.

Now a new cyber security body called QUFARO@Bletchley Park, which includes experts from the National Museum of Computing and BT Security, has announced plans to create a college for 16- to 19-year-olds to learn key cyber security skills.

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