It has been revealed that National Crime Agency (NCA) was holding a cyber rehab camp for teenagers caught carrying cyber attacks. Those that attended the center learned about responsible use of cyber-skills and were given career advice about the computer security industry. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault commented below.
Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault:
“Initiatives like cyber rehab are a very good initiative. Often times, a curious mind will not fully realise or appreciate the impact their actions could have online. It is not necessary to criminalise such offenders, rather, reformation should be the goal. It can also be useful in helping teenagers appreciate the potential job opportunities that exist and use their talents towards being productive in society.”