Pupils Get Cracking Codes


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After presenting to over 3,000 pupils in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen, at Christmas, the academic team at Edinburgh Napier are continuing to engage pupils into computer security and digital forensics. For this there are a number of new events planned with the first on 24 April 2014 and involves over 100 pupils from St AugustineĀ¹s High School. The challenges involve cracking a range of computer codes, including the one used by Mary Queen of Scots:


This workshop has been running for several years as part of the IT4U events, and aims to get more kids into Computing, especially into areas such as Computer Security and Cybercrime.
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William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
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Adrian Smales
Research Fellow
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Richard Macfarlane
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Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.