A Welsh university is running the world's first postgraduate certificate in penetration testing and information security. The University of Glamorgan is to be offering students the chance to study lessons in ethical hacking, wireless security and BS 7799. The course, which has been coordinated with information Security Company 7Safe, includes three industry qualifications (Certified security Testing Associate and Professional and Certified Forensic Investigation Analyst). It will earn students credits towards a Postgraduate Diploma or Masters in science (MSc).

"The introduction of this specialist qualification broadens the scope of our existing IT education programme," said Andrew Blyth, principal lecturer at the university's school of computing. "The theoretical and practical elements of the programme will provide students with transferable skills which are of tangible benefit in the industry."