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Do Cyber

An event for Year 8 & 9 students from several schools around the area to participate in a cyber taster day.

Date

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Location

The University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol

Description

Do {Cyber} is a project group established to bring together cyber representatives from employers, professional bodies, delivery partners, education providers and academia from Bristol, Bath and the West of England region. The aim is to work collectively to help create, raise awareness and deliver more cyber opportunities to young people in order to help fulfil skills gaps and meet future skills needs.

On Tuesday 4 December 2018, at UWE, Bristol, {Do Cyber} invited year 8 & 9 students (12 – 14 years) from over 30 schools and academies across the West of England region to participate in a cyber taster day. The objective being to inspire students to discover what cyber is all about and how they can get involved in developing their skills within a sector that has the highest global growth potential for future employment. 

Amiosec attended and hosted 2 sessions of a workshop titled “Crime scene detection and the history of cryptography” with about 30 students in each session. The workshop highlighted the different cryptography techniques that have been used throughout the years, and then challenged the students to use their maths and problem solving skills to break cryptographic codes and solve a murder mystery. The workshop also covered what sort of subjects the students should think about studying, what university degrees were most useful and generally what skills were needed to get into cyber security careers in the future. The students and teachers were extremely enthusiastic and there was plenty of positive feedback!

To find out more information about the day, visit the Do {Cyber} website: https://docyber.co.uk/

 

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