Want to be a spy? U.K. is seeking ‘generation Xbox’ for spy jobs
If you’re smart with games and gadgets, and you’re looking to become the next James Bond, Britain may have the job for you.
The U.K. is looking at hiring up to 100 people as spies – as long as you’re of the “generation Xbox.”
The British Foreign Secretary said they’re trying to bulk up against attacks aimed at intellectual property and government networks – both from within the country and from foreigners.
And the people to do just that are 18-year-olds who’ll get advanced training to get special “IT skills,” er, spy skills, methinks.
"This is one of the great challenges of our time, and we must confront it to ensure that Britain remains a world leader in cyber security and a pre-eminent safe space for e-commerce and intellectual property online," said William Hague.
The various employers – from the U.K.’s GCHQ to MI5, should have some qualifications. By that, Hague apparently means they should be “slightly naughty” but not ultra criminals.
Canada, meanwhile, is building a multi-million dollar anti-cybercrime centre to crack down on attacks.
The federal government announced it will spend $155 million over the course of five years to fund Canada’s cyber security strategy, although the Post reports that it’s not exactly clear how they’ll spend the money.
Would you like to become a cyber spy?- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets