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Number of Girls Applying for British Cybersecurity Courses Surges

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Number of Girls Applying for British Cybersecurity Courses Surges

Britain's National Cyber Security Centre has reported a significant increase in the number of young women applying for cybersecurity courses.

According to new figures released yesterday, applications from girls for the NCSC's 2019 CyberFirst summer courses were up 47% compared to last year.  

Rather appropriately, the surge in female applicants for the free cybersecurity courses was announced on Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) held every year on the second Tuesday of October.

According to the figures, nearly 12,000 ...

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