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12.04.10. UK-first degree to tackle global cyber crime

Threats to our societies, governments and commercial infrastructures are very real due to the growth of terrorism and organised covert criminal networks.

Breaches of security on buildings, at border controls and in cyberspace have contributed to some of the world’s most high-profile terrorist and criminal atrocities this millennium. These issues are to be scrutinised as the first degree of its kind in the UK is launched at the University of Abertay Dundee.

Cyber crime in particular is now rated one of the fastest-growing criminal activities, and the new MSc Intelligence and Security Informatics course will arm students with the skills to analyse and combat everything from financial scams, hacking and virus attacks to email stalking and identity fraud.

Abertay University launched Britain’s first undergraduate degree course in computer hacking, the BSc (Hons) in Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures, in 2006, and a masters degree in the same subject two years later. Read full text here.