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Alan Turing Site Becomes Cyber Education College In Britain

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One of Britain's historical site is going to be turned into an institution for education.

An important site during Alan Turing's life in World War II is going to become Britain's first national college of cyber education.

Alan Turing, who was a renowned Mathematician, was enlisted to break the unbreakable Nazi "Enigma' colde. During World War II, he discovered the secret and system behind the Nazi code which then helped the country in stopping areas that were to be bombed and aided Britain in the war. Bletchley Park was the area which housed some of the world's top mathematicians and code breakers.

Started by a non profit organization, called Qufaro, it plans to become part of the United Kingdom's national cyber security hub. It is a fitting site for a top institution to begin and will start operating in September 2018, cites Mashable. The cyber education college will start with one hundred students and it is to be considered as a free-to-attend boarding schools for those aged between 16 and 19 years old. The school will teach cyber skills to students who are considered as prodigies only.

The students are going to be selected by a talent spotting agent and will be filtered through an entrance exam. The students are going to be trained into top flight cyber security professionals.

Students who are enrolled in the school are going to expect their course load to consist of cyber studies, mathematics, physics and computer science.

According to Alastair MacWilson, the chairman of Qufaro, the career path in cyber security is considered to be vital. The school will provide an environment of learning and support for those who are interested in that career.

MacWilson explains that the school is important today because the current cyber education is incomplete which puts everyone at risk. He also points out that today's generation has critical talents that can be used.

Bletchley Park was home to the country's top contributors and will soon house the next ones.

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