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Britain's first cyber 'spy' boarding school

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>> A boarding school for future cyber spies set in the Bletchley Park buildings that housed Britain's World War II code breakers. It sounds like the plot for a movie, but plans for UK's first national College of Cyber Education are real. These old buildings where Allan Turing cracked the Nazi Enigma code, and where British spies first intercepted messages about the Holocaust.
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We went to visit back in August when the new project was still top secret. With an opening date of September, 2018, there's quite a lot of work to do. The school's first students who arrive then will be 16 to 18 year olds studying A level equivalent cyber studies that don't exist yet.
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>> I think it's very important at the moment because there's a huge skills gap on a national scale in terms of cyber expertise. Our job is turn them from fledgling cyber experts in to fully fledged industry ready or university ready cyber experts, building on the innovation and the work that took place in the Second World War, bringing it up to date and making it relevant again.
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>> And few understands that history had quite as well as Margarete Sale. Along with her MI5 employee husband, she saved Betchley Park from disrepair in the '90s. They rebuilt a replica of Colossus, the world's first operational computer used to decipher Nazi code. Then, Margaret made a promise to Bletchley Park Veterans to continue their legacy.
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For her, the cyber school is a perfect way to do that.>> It will have a different feel because the world is so different. And now, we know what's in people's speeches before they're even sometimes know it themselves. Basically, it's still the same thing. It's making sure that you're one step in advance of your enemies, really.