New virtual cyber school gives teens chance to try out as cyber security agents from home
Young people encouraged to join online learning to develop cyber security skills
Cyber Discovery – Virtual Cyber School
Thousands of young people are being offered the chance to join a virtual cyber security school as part of plans to make sure the country develops the next generation of professional cyber defenders.
Teens can learn how to crack codes, fix security flaws and dissect criminals’ digital trails while progressing through the game as a cyber agent. This will help them develop important skills needed for future jobs, particularly in cyber security. The programme provides free weekly webinars run by industry experts teaching fundamental security disciplines such as digital forensics, cryptography and operating systems. Register today to secure your space.
CyberFirst Summer School (online)
The NCSC provide short courses designed to introduce the younger generation to the world of cyber security. These courses are called Adventurers, Defenders, Futures and Advanced. The courses are moving online this year to help more than a thousand 14 to 17-year-olds develop important cyber skills from home during the coronavirus pandemic. All courses are SQA and NCSC Certified.
The courses provide SCQF credit points at SCQF levels 4, 5 and 6, and in Scotland also provide young people with Young Scot points!
This summer’s Defenders, Futures and Advanced courses are being run online. Please visit the Smallpeice Trust website for further information and to book a space.
The National Crime Agency and Cyber Security Challenge UK will also this week announce teenagers can access their online cyber skills platform CyberLand for free during the coming months. In the game designed to teach teenagers the fundamentals of cyber security, players protect the virtual city ‘CyberLand’ from cyber attacks while learning key skills.
They have a selection of interactive resources and games to try out from defending office buildings from cyber attacks to codebreaking and more.