Cyber security is part of our daily lives – keeping music streaming, protecting gaming and online banking, and even helping to keep the power on in our homes.
There’s never been a better time to explore what a career in cyber security has to offer. Inspired and led by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, CyberFirst is on a mission to make cyber security as accessible as possible.
Rise up to the challenge with CyberFirst Investigators
Join us at CyberFirst Investigators for a fun, scenario-based, interactive learning experience. Hear from inspirational guest speakers and trailblazing leaders working in the cyber industry.
Who can attend?
The development days are open to students in:
- Year 8/9 in England and Wales
- Year 9/10 in Northern Ireland
- S2/S3 in Scotland
Students must be UK nationals or must have lived in the UK or British Isles for 5 consecutive years.
What does the course cover?
On the day, you will be role-playing as cyber security experts working for a fictitious app company, Sirius Cyberworks. Unfortunately, disaster has struck and there has been a serious breach of the company network – a new flagship app has been leaked.
Your role is to uncover how the leak happened whilst learning new cyber skills along the way. The course content is designed around four modules:
Detect misconduct or trace suspicious activity. Channel your inner investigator to find evidence on computers, mobile phones and other digital devices.
Crack the codes. In this exciting module, teams will be challenged to use creative ideas to solve problems and design new systems.
Stop malicious hackers in their tracks. Discover how to identify different groups that conduct cyber attacks, their motivations and penetration methodologies.
Open Source Intelligence
Find intelligence sources. Everything you do online leaves a digital footprint; how will you protect it?
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Face-to-face course dates
Courses are run on a Saturday from 9am to 4pm. For safeguarding purposes, venue details are released only to registered attendees closer to the time.
- Saturday 9th March 2024 - Canterbury
- Saturday 16th March 2024 - Leicester
- Saturday 23rd March 2024 - Ipswich