Want job security? Try web security

23 Mar 2017

UK government vows to fight foreign online attacks by flexing its cyber muscle.

The UK government has promised to invest almost £2 billion over five years to protect Britain from cyber attacks. Announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, part of the strategy includes an injection of cash into academia as the government looks to create a “world-class web workforce.”

Head of Web Development at SAE, Andrea Martina has welcomed the move describing cyber security as one of the fastest growing industries in the world. In 2004, it was worth an estimated $3.5 billion (USD), by 2020 it’s expected to reach $170 billion globally.

"Cyber  security is a really advanced and complex topic that is generally thought of as Master level study,” said Andrea.

“Here at SAE, web students learn the basics of internet security, including how to use Google Captcha API, how to properly implement javascript and PHP form validation, and how to set up an e-mail validation process.”

“Once they progress further in their degree, students learn advanced cyber security concepts like how to prevent SQL injection attack, how to properly set the Apache .htaccess redirect function, how to manage password encryption and user access control, and much more. As you can see in just two-years we are trying to give students all the most important and updated information about this growing and promising professional area".

If you're considering studying Web Development at university, we welcome you to visit us at one of our Open Days.