Role to drive 'education for all' in the face of cybercrime

Posted: Jun. 30, 2014

Bletchley Park Trust, the centre of Codebreaking in World War II and birthplace of modern computing, has hired its first Online Education Officer to deliver a learning programme in online safety. The role has been awarded to Nicola Halls, an ex-teacher and graduate in neuroscience with a passion for education and online safety.

The position, sponsored by McAfee as part of a five-year partnership (announced in October 2013), is just one element of the close relationship between the security company and the Trust. This summer will see the launch of the new learning zone as well as a Cybersecurity Exhibition at Bletchley Park.

Nicola's main responsibility, as the new Online Safety Officer, will be to deliver and evolve the McAfee Online Safety for Kids programme. She will also be involved with the Bletchley Park education department to support schools' visits to the new Cybersecurity Exhibition and be responsible for delivering wider eLearning opportunities to all ages of visitors.

On her appointment, Halls stated: "I am excited to start work with McAfee and Bletchley Park and I am looking forward to helping people of all ages find the way their way through the complex environment that is life online."

Graeme Stewart, director of UK Public Sector Strategy at McAfee said: "We're immensely proud to be working with the Bletchley Park Trust, and see this appointment as a huge step towards helping to educate the full generational spectrum of visitors to the Trust. Education around the cyber threat is imperative if we are to stay one step ahead of the cybercriminals, and with Nicola on board we're ready to enlighten as many people as possible with the eLearning programme."

The role of Online Education Officer will also entail:

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