GCHQ accredits UK master’s degrees for ‘cyber spies’

GCHQ in Cheltenham

Intelligence group GCHQ has accredited 6 UK universities to learn dilettante master’s grade courses to destiny internet confidence experts.

The degrees form partial of a UK’s cyber confidence strategy published in 2011.

The devise recognized that preparation was pivotal to improving defences opposite hackers and online fraud.

Cabinet Office apportion Francis Maude pronounced internet cyber confidence was a “crucial part” of a government’s long-term devise for a British economy.

He pronounced a courses would assistance to make a “UK one of a safest places in a universe to do business online”.

He said: “Through a glorious work of GCHQ, in partnership with other supervision departments, a private zone and academia, we are means to opposite threats and safeguard together we are stronger and some-more aware.”

UK universities were invited to contention their master’s grade courses for certification.

The universities now using GCHQ-approved programmes in cyber confidence are Edinburgh Napier University, Lancaster University, a University of Oxford and Royal Holloway, University of London.

GCHQ has also given provisional accreditation to Cranfield University’s cyber counterclaim and information declaration course, and a University of Surrey’s information confidence course.

A orator for GCHQ pronounced a universities “were judged to yield well-defined and suitable content, delivered to a top standard”.

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