CyberFirst Defenders aims to inspire and excite pupils about cyber security. It is designed for 13 – 14 year old pupils 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.
Module 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.
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