Bletchley Park: 'Codebreakers school' planned for site

Bletchley Park: 'Codebreakers school' planned for site

24/11/16

Bletchley Park, the site of secret code-deciphering projects during World War Two, could become the centre for a new generation of codemakers and codebreakers.

There are plans for a training college to teach cybersecurity skills to 16-19 year olds at the Buckinghamshire site.

Former Home Secretary Lord Reid said it had become vital to build up the "talent pool" for cyber-defence.

The college in a wartime building at Bletchley is intended to open in 2018. 

The project, developed by a not-for-profit group from the cybersecurity industry, is planning a National College of Cyber Security, which would open in autumn 2018.

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