As schools remain closed and many of us now have more time on our hands. Why not use this time to learn something new and exciting. If you are aged between 13 and 18 and are interested in cracking codes, dissecting criminals digital trails then the new virtual cyber security school might be the perfect thing for you or your children.
The new virtual cyber security school has been set up to develop the next generation of professional cyber defenders. It will give you new skills and provide fun extracurricular activities such as cracking codes, fixing security flaws and dissecting criminals digital trails as you progress through games as a cyber agent, all from the safety of home.
Cyber security is an increasingly important field with excellent career opportunities. I hope that young people in South Derbyshire take up this opportunity as it is not only fund but also an excellent opportunity to develop skills. You may find that this triggers an interest and sets you on a new path to something you enjoy and passionate about
There are games and weekly webinars run by industry experts teaching you cryptography, digital forensics and much more. If you are interested and would like to find out more, please visit https://cyber-school.joincyberdiscovery.com/. Registration closes on the 1st of August.
Additionally, there is also the National Cyber Security Centres, CyberFirst summer school course for 14-17 year olds https://smallpeicetrust.org.uk/cyberfirst which is available throughout June, July and August.
I hope these prove to be useful tools and help ignite new passions and interests for young people whilst we stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.