CyberFirst Advanced applies learning to develop skills and behaviours for entry into the cyber or computing workplace. The course is designed to expand the knowledge of students who are already studying computer science or who have an interest and aptitude for computers. Students will gain advanced skills in some of the key areas of cyber security. Introducing 16 to 17 year-olds* to possible career paths within the cyber and computing sector, the course is designed to gain knowledge on specific focused topics through integrated learning and practical laboratories.
*Students must be 16 or 17 years old (born between 1 September 2001 and 31 August 2002) on the first day of this course.
Each CyberFirst Advanced course aims to explore the use of digital forensics used in cyber-crime recovery, the different uses for encryption technologies, open source research processes to identify cyber criminals, and the tools and processes used in security testing.
Session 1: Implementing Digital Forensics
This session focuses on the digital forensic tools and techniques used by cyber security professionals to recover from a breach or to investigate a cyber-crime. Understand the sources of digital evidence, the guidelines for capturing digital evidence and the differences between cyber dependant and cyber enabled crimes.
Session 2: Understanding Encryption Technologies
The focus of this session is on the advanced mathematics, technologies and techniques which cyber security professionals use to protect digital communications. Learn about encoding, encryption and hashing, and how to encrypt and decrypt data using different historic encryption tools.
Session 3: Using Open Source Intelligence Techniques
During this session we look at online footprints, metadata and the dark web, and the tools and techniques which cyber security professionals use to investigate cyber-crime. Discover the opportunities available through the use of open source intelligence and how open source information can be used to research commercial data breaches.
Session 4: Penetration Testing
In this session we look at the tools, techniques and skills which cyber security professionals use to test for vulnerabilities so that systems can be better protected. Understand what penetration testing is and what it is used for before learning how to create and distribute malware, and how to perform advanced web attacks.
The exact location of the course will be provided in the joining instructions.
5 days, 4 nights, full board residential
Start time: 10.00am
Finish time: 4.00pm
Places are limited to 50 places.