CyberFirst Futures (Egham, Surrey)

This course introduces the more advanced practical features of cyber security and deals with the cyber security concerns of businesses and large networks.

(Students must be 15 or 16 years old (born between 1 September 2001 and 31 August 2002) on the first day of this course.)

This course is now full for male students.

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CyberFirst Futures introduces the more advanced practical features of cyber security. It is designed for 15 - 16 year old students who are familiar with computing, programming and planning to take relevant A-Levels. The course deals with the cyber security concerns of businesses and large networks.


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 - Motivations for Attack
Who are the attackers, how do they attack? Why do they attack and what damage can they cause? Who are the targets, what can they do to protect themselves and what should they do when defences fail?

Day 2 - Protecting Yourself from Attack
Everybody is at risk of cybercrime, but we will explain some of the steps that can be taken to protect individual’s devices, networks, businesses and communities.

Day 3 - Understanding Large Networks
We take a detailed look at how different types of networks work including local networks, wireless networks and the internet and explore the security aspects of BYOD, IoT and wireless.

Day 4 - Protecting Large Networks from Attack
We explore the variety of attacks which target businesses every day and the various tools and techniques which are used to protect them.

Day 5 - Making Resources Available and Secure
Cloud technologies provide convenience and cost savings to businesses, but what are the risks? In this module we explore cloud storage, SaaS and Virtualization and consider the benefits, risks and how businesses can better secure their online content.


Egham, Surrey


6th - 10th August

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Students must be a UK National