‘We need to know how a malicious hacker will break into our network to understand how to defend it’


It has been over 11 years since Abertay introduced the UK’s first BSc Ethical Hacking degree, followed by the MSc for graduates with a computing background.

We received a lot of attention from both the media and others in the academic community surrounding the ethics of teaching people how to hack and the value of specialist undergraduate computing degrees.

That initial criticism is a distant memory: there is great demand from industry for graduates from the programmes and we continue to recruit healthy numbers of students.

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