CyberFirst Girls’ Defenders Course

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CyberFirst Girls’ Defenders is a free four-day residential and non-residential course that inspires and excites students about the subject of cyber security, and is aimed at participants of the 2019 CyberFirst Girls Competition.

 This is strictly for girls who have entered the 2019 CyberFirst Girls Competition.

Prove you’ve got what it takes to be a cyberist by applying for the opportunity to attend one of these CyberFirst Girls’ Defenders courses.

What is CyberFirst

Our society needs people who are intrigued by unexplored technology and dedicated to fulfilling a bigger role in society. They are keen to protect friends, families, communities and commerce and determined to make an impact. Eager to learn and never let up.

 We call them cyberists!

Cyberists could be anybody – and they could come from anywhere and from any background. To help find them, support them and train them, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), experienced training partner QA and The Smallpeice Trust are working together to deliver a range of CyberFirst courses.

If you’re plugged into social media, smashing gaming records or just get tech, chances are you’re a cyberist in the making. You’re the future of cyber security.

CyberFirst courses

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.

All of the courses are carefully designed to bring out every student’s potential. Those who take part delve into how everyday technology really works; how the systems and software that surround us are connected to each other; how information flows through networks; and how we can take sensible steps to protect our digital world. Perhaps most importantly, everyone who does CyberFirst gains a strong sense of responsibility – to act safely, legally and ethically. Integrity is an underpinning principle of everything we teach and something that defines the cyberist profession.

Don’t just dream about it. Make it happen!