New lease of life for Enigma code cracking centre

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New lease of life for Enigma code cracking centreBletchley Park in Buckinghamshire gained legendary status for being at the centre of efforts to break the German Enigma code during WWII. One could argue it won a new legion of fans in recent years with blockbuster films centred on the lives and loves of its chief code-crackers. And now, 70 years after the war, it is about to become the home for a new generation, being turned into a training centre for talented young cybersecurity students.

The National College of Cybersecurity is due to open its doors in 2018, and will be run by a not-for-profit group backed by organisations such as Cyber Security Challenge UK, The National Museum of Computing and BT Security.

Students will be selected through aptitude tests rather than by academic qualifications and will study for free. The aim is to produce a talent pool to tackle the growing threat from increasingly sophisticated cybercrime syndicates as well as state-sponsored attacks.

Read more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-38065563

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