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Costa del Silicon: Málaga to host Europe's biggest cyber-security centre
15 February 2021 @ 14:35

ONCE, Spain's southern and Mediterranean coasts were predicted to become 'the California of Europe' – and now, it looks as though the former may well be in some way, thanks to a massive investment by one of the world's most dominant cyber-giants.

Málaga's Paseo de la Farola and venue for Google's €530m hub (background photo: YouTube)

Over the next five years, Google plans to invest over US$650 million (more than €530m) in a Silicon Valley-type centre on the Costa del Sol.

By the year 2023, Málaga's Paseo de la Farola will be home to the biggest and most complete cyber-security hub outside of the USA.


Not all of us are internet-literate

According to Google, the European Centre for Professional Training and Development has revealed that among residents in Spain aged 16 to 74 inclusive, as many as 43% of us 'have little or no basic digital competence', despite estimates that by the year 2025, 'nearly 70% of all employment' in the country will be carried out by workers with 'medium- to high-level' qualifications in the online arena.



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