Turkey’s Education Ministry to train white hat hackers
Gülseven Özkan – ISTANBUL
Speaking to daily Hürriyet, the ministry’s Reform and Education Technology Directorate (YEĞİTEK) director, Bilal Tırnakçı, said they will include 50 students initially for a cybersecurity training program this summer.
“In this era, we need to ensure that people use technology in a conscious, safe and informed way. That is possible through education. This is the reason why we are now preparing to intensify cybersecurity and information security training for our students as well as teachers,” Tırnakçı said.
The camp will host the 50 students for a week and further phases will also be prepared for these students in the future.
YEĞİTEK is currently engaged in identifying the students to take part in the program and is in contact with academics from Istanbul’s Boğaziçi University and Istanbul University for the training.