Master’s in James Bond? UK unis have the courses

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Want to be an online James Bond?

British government spy agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is accrediting six universities to train the next generation of cyber spies to combat rising levels of online crime.

At the University of Lancaster, you can study "ethical hacking”.

In this course, students attempt to break into systems to learn how to defend them, Mail Online reported.

And Napier University in Edinburgh has created a mock online bank, which students can hack into.

Mr Mark Hughes, the president of BT’s security team, said there was a “skills gap’”for cyber security know-how in the UK and welcomed the accredited courses.

“At BT we are acutely aware of the impact of the UK cyber skills gap and recruiting the right people with the right knowledge and skills is a big deal for us,” he was quoted as saying.

“As a leading Internet service provider we want to employ the very best."

Source: Mail Online