One of the world’s leading “ethical hackers” has joined Training 2000’s Cyber Security Centre in Blackburn.

Jamie Woodruff started hacking at the age of 9 and has since (legally) found vulnerabilities in Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple and Google.

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As Hacker in Residence, he’ll provide penetration testing and technical support to the operations, seeking to identify weaknesses in businesses computer systems.

“Hackers target companies of every size – it is inevitable that your organisation will face some form of cyber attack at some point on either a small or large scale. Preparing through IT systems and through staff training is the only way you will minimise the potential damage which these type of attacks can cause,” he explained.

Sarah Green, business manager for cyber security added:

“It’s great having someone of Jamie’s expertise and experience on board, and it means we can offer a full service for businesses, making sure each piece of the cyber security puzzle is in place – both in terms of IT systems as well as employee training.”