A higher percentage of girls are taking A-levels in the three sciences, technology and maths, yet they are still avoiding going on to study the same subjects at university, a study of 100,000 sixth formers by The Times has found.
Hackers are taking advantage of poorly secured systems at schools in the UK, nicking identifying data, typically through phishing attacks, that they could use to target parents with fake invoices and other means of cyber-crime.
New research from Web Foundry that polled 1,000 parents of children of school age suggests that UK schools need to invest in their online strategy.
Software vendor Impero Solutions, creator of Education Pro for monitoring and managing school computers, has struck back against a security researcher who exposed its flaws, but many in the industry question whether the response was proportionate.
If the IT security industry is going to be recognised as a profession, we must learn lessons from more established industries.