GCHQ Hacking School

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GCHQ have certified six more Masters of Cyber Security degrees, doubling the number of hacking courses offered by British Universities rubber stamped by the Cheltenham spooks. By creating competition between cyber security degrees to receive their official seal of approval, GCHQ are hoping to boost the quality of potential recruits. And have first dibs at snapping up the top graduates…

This latest round of certification comes at a time of unprecedented ‘outreach’ from GCHQ, as they tour the country visiting hacking conferences and offering university students places on their intensive cyber security summer school. Phishing for talent…


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