How to be a Spook

MI5, the UK’s Security Service, wants more geeks, according to The Daily Telegraph, and will be advertising on the Tube (London Underground) in the next few weeks to try to boost recruitment. Would be’s imagining the life of James Bond, Harry Palmer or really even Austin Powers need not apply, though, since they are most likely in MI6 anyway.  The job-in-hand here is intelligence analysis, lawful interception in foreign languages and network security.  Their online jobs page can be found here.

It’s only a few years ago that MI5 were first allowed to openly advertise jobs (which makes you wonder what the recruitment process was before), but now they have a pretty nice website, which makes it much easier to see what the whole setup is about.