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14 July, 2021 - 23:13 By Tony Quested

Darktrace launches internship programme in partnership with NCSC

Cambridge cyber security world leader Darktrace has launched an internship programme in partnership with the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) CyberFirst initiative, welcoming its first intake of students earlier this month.

CyberFirst encourages young people from all walks of life to start careers in cyber security, giving university students the opportunity to work with key players in the industry. 

The placements aim to help create a workforce that is equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle the tomorrow’s security challenges, and keep the UK safe and resilient against future cyber-threats.

The eight-week internship will give the students a training in the foundations of cyber security, enabling them to see how AI is used to detect and respond to real-world cyber-threats, and allow them to experience various cyber security roles within Darktrace from its offices in Cambridge and London.

“We are delighted to be welcoming our first interns as part of the NCSC’s CyberFirst programme,” commented Toby Lewis, head of Threat Analysis, Darktrace. 

“Cyber security is an exciting new industry, which offers a range of stimulating and challenging career paths, and we look forward to introducing the students to some of these roles at Darktrace and give them a taste of what their future jobs could look like.”

Darktrace provides comprehensive, enterprise-wide cyber defence to over 5,000 organisations in more than 100 countries. 

Its share price peaked at more than 533p at the time of going to press – up by an impressive 27p in 24 hours – as the market cap hit £3.72 billion.

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