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A more secure future

Malvern Editorial 23rd Sep, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

MALVERN students helped put on the UK’s first event aimed at reeling more women in to the cyber security industry.

Sixth form pupils from The Chase and Hanley Castle, along with Pershore High School, organised Cyber Horizons in a bid to address the employment imbalance in the industry.

More than 200 girls from Year 8 and 9 at schools in the county attended the one-off event at Worcester Arena Riverside Centre on Wednesday (September 16).

The day, delivered as part of the Worcestershire Cyber Apprenticeship Development Scheme (CADS), was put on in conjunction with Malvern cyber business 3SDL and QinetiQ.

Leah Wild, head of the CADS, said: “Cyber Horizons is aimed at an age group who do not yet perceive limits.

“The intention of this event was to sustain the engaged and engaging perspective of these girls and to provide them with the tools they need to begin their own path into cyber.

“It will give young girls a goal to strive towards as they journey forth into the future.”

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