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In Surrey we re planning a new cyber school where the next generation of security experts will be trained to thwart computer criminals , writes Linda Kemeny.

I read your story about online theft from Tesco Bank accounts Report, 8 November with huge interest because in Surrey we re planning a new cyber school where the next generation of security experts will be trained to thwart computer criminals.

Working with Royal Holloway, University of London and global information technology and business services company CGI, among others, the college will equip hundreds of students with the expertise to combat the escalating threats posed by data theft, malware, online scams and cyber attacks.

Not only will it arm young people with the skills needed to play a part in making cyberspace safe for our growing digital economy, it will also ease immense pressure on school places in Surrey, which has left the council with a funding gap of tens of millions of pounds.

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