"CyberFirst has absolutely opened my eyes" - Jess, a current CyberFirst sponsored student, shares her view of the scheme and how she has benefitted both from the wide range of experiences the scheme offers as well as the financial assistance available.
Internet connectivity brings great benefit, but is also exploited by those wishing to cause harm. GCHQ seeks to identify those threats, playing a leading role with government and industry to help protect the UK.
As one of the three UK Intelligence and Security Agencies, we work closely with MI5 and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) to counter increasingly complex and globalised threats, and to promote British interests.
In a speech entitled "Front doors and strong locks: encryption, privacy and intelligence-gathering in the digital era" Director GCHQ shares his thoughts about this pivotal topic with an influential audience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The threat from espionage did not end with the collapse of Soviet communism in the early 1990s. As worldwide political and technological environments have evolved, GCHQ's priorities have changed to meet them.
This award provides an opportunity for some of the brightest minds in the UK to conduct research in cyber security in the US. The exchange programme will build networks and encourage collaboration between US and UK universities, bringing together world-class cyber security researchers.