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SGS Berkeley Green UTC is promising some of the best cyber security training facilities in the country

PUBLISHED: 09:14 12 August 2016 | UPDATED: 09:14 12 August 2016

The National Crime Agency warned that the technical capabilities of criminal gangs are outpacing the UK's ability to deal with their threat

The National Crime Agency warned that the technical capabilities of criminal gangs are outpacing the UK's ability to deal with their threat

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To support the Government’s plans to train the next cyber generation, the SGS Berkeley Green UTC opening at the Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park in 2017 is promising some of the best cyber security training facilities in the country

Earlier this month, the National Crime Agency warned that the technical capabilities of criminal gangs are outpacing the UK’s ability to deal with their threat - businesses and law enforcement agencies are losing the “cyber arms race” with online criminals.

The National Crime Agency said there were 2.46 million “cyber incidents” last year, including 700,000 frauds - with the biggest threat coming from “a few hundred” criminals. To combat cyber criminals, the government is to spend £1.9bn over the next five years on cyber-defences, recruiting thousands of new staff across the three intelligence agencies and establishing the first National Cyber Centre.

To support the Government’s plans, SGS Berkeley Green UTC will open at the Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park in September 2017, promising some of the best cyber security training facilities in the country. Students don’t have to be ultra computer savvy to study for a career in cyber security; employers are looking for great problem solvers, strong communicators, and quick thinkers.

To find out whether a cyber security career is for you, people interested can attend an open event at the SGS Berkeley Green Campus, where there will be an opportunity to have individual chats with representatives of the UTC on Saturday 17th September 2016.

Chair of UTC Governors, Sara-Jane Watkins, comments: “As the world’s dependence on online services increases so will the need for online security. At SGS College, students will gain essential cyber security knowledge, skills and qualifications to help protect our digital lives.”

To find out more about cyber security workshops visit Berkeley Green UTC www.berkeleygreenutc.org.uk

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