CyberFirst Defenders (Birmingham)
This course provides a valuable introduction to all the tools, knowledge and skills cyberists need to build and protect small networks and personal devices.
(Students must be 14 or 15 years old (born between 1 September 2002 and 31 August 2003) on the first day of this course.)
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CyberFirst Defenders inspires and excites students about the subject of cyber security. It is designed for 14 - 15 year-old students with a demonstrable interest in computing and provides them with a valuable introduction to all the tools, knowledge and skills cyberists need to build and protect small networks and personal devices. It complements the GCSE computing curriculum and takes it a step further, offering practical methods to help protect and secure everyday devices, apps and software.
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 - Insecure by Default
This day focuses on introducing the students to the Internet of Things and developing their understanding of the evolution of the internet and its use. Students are encourage to build their own team network.
Day 2 - Securing your Devices
The focus of this day is on developing an understanding of good practice for securing common devices. Students practice their new found knowledge by breaking, fixing and securing the devices on their team network.
Day 3 - Understanding Networks
In this module we look at the wide variety of attackers; who are they and what are their motivations?
Day 4 - Securing Yourself
The operating system is the interface between the user and the device, making it a valuable target to attackers. In this module we explore how the operating system can be attacked and secured.
Day 5 - Securing Your Loved Ones
Attendees will leave the course equipped with practical knowledge that they will need to help protect their friends and family.
Students must be UK National