WANTED: Cyber leaders of the future
News article - 4 Jul 2016
CyberFirst offers sponsorship scheme for those studying relevant Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses at undergraduate level as well as work experience within a government department or a private sector firm involved in national security. Students receive a bursary of £4,000 a year for the duration of their course and are guaranteed a job in the cyber security sector upon graduation. There are 100 places up for grabs - a huge expansion from our pilot last year of just 20. To be eligible to apply you must be a UK citizen and have an offer to study an undergraduate degree in a STEM, or social science subject, at a UK university starting autumn 2016. Please visit our recruitment pages to find out more.
The course has been designed to focus on areas which would be particularly relevant to people taking on roles as Computer Network Operations Specialists. It includes modules on advanced coding, malware, operating systems, reverse engineering, cyber defence, and penetration testing.
Cyber Insiders is closely followed on 11 July by Cyber Exposure, a six-week cyber summer school in Scarborough, Manchester and the South East. Cyber Exposure is aimed at people who won't necessarily have technical experience, but who are curious about technology and want to learn from the best.