CyberFirst Advanced (Lancaster)
This course will fully immerse students in the cyber security subject areas which will help them to form their education and career path.
(Students must be 16 or 17 years old (born between 1 September 2000 and 31 August 2001) on the first day of this course.)
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CyberFirst Advanced builds upon the content of the computer science A-Levels and will inspire students with an interest in computing and cyber security. On this course, 16 to 17 year-old students will be fully immersed in the cyber security subject areas which will help them to form their education and career path.
We don’t just focus on theory behind cyber security. We let students experience it.
CyberFirst is all about practical, hands-on learning and applied teamwork – with a promise to cut through jargon.
Course content consists of interactive, hands on, self-guided, exploratory learning.
Reducing the amount of time spent in traditional instructor led presentations to the very minimum.
Day 1 - Digital Forensics
This day focuses on the tools and techniques which cyber security professionals use to recover from a breach or investigate a cybercrime.
Day 2 - Encryption
This day focuses on the advanced mathematics, technologies and techniques which cyber security professionals use to protect digital communications.
Day 3 - Open Source Intelligence
We look at online footprints, metadata and the dark web and the tools and techniques which cyber security professionals use to investigate cyber-crime.
Day 4 - Penetration Testing
We look at the tools, techniques and skills which security professionals use to test for vulnerabilities so that systems can be better protected.
Day 5 - Digital Treasure Hunt
Students take part in an immersive scenario in which all of the skills, knowledge and tools which they have amassed over the last 4 days must be used to solve an online challenge.
FULL BOARD RESIDENTIAL
Students must be UK National