North East Regional Special Operations Unit

Cyber Workshop

News / March 24

Hackers as young as 12 have been summoned to a pioneering cyber boot camp to ensure they end up on the right side of the law.

Co-ordinated by not-for profit organisation Cyber Challenge UK, the workshop at Newcastle University on Saturday 24th March was supported by the National Crime Agency and the North East Regional Special Operations Unit (NERSOU). The day included talks by representatives from the organisers and speakers from major technological companies such as BT.


The pilot North-East workshop – only the second of its kind nationwide – also showed the youngsters and their families how they can enjoy lucrative and legitimate careers out of their activities. If successful, the scheme could become an official sanction alongside the same lines as a speed awareness course. The dozen delegates at the Newcastle workshop ranged in age from 12 to their early 20s.

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