A school codebreaking contest is set to select the cybersecurity talent of tomorrow.

Schools are being urged to sign up for a codebreaking competition aimed at developing the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

Teenagers from 14 to 16 will pit their wits against each other to break secret codes to uncover hidden messages and then write their own.

Schools will score points for coming up with the toughest codes and then have a virtual contest, attempting to crack those of other schools.

It is an extension of what is known as the Cyber Security Challenge, which is in its fourth year and was designed to find and encourage people to work in computer security, protecting people and organisations from hackers and computer viruses.

Source:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-22813537

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