Introduce your child to cybersecurity with Allstate NI and CyberFirst

  • CyberFirst and Allstate NI are hosting two free half-day events in Belfast on 7 March and in Derry/Londonderry on 8 March. 

    The NI Cyber Security Centre and tech firm said the events will be an interactive introduction to cybersecurity, and are aimed at Year 9 and 10 students. They will be hosted at Allstate NI's Belfast and Derry/Londonderry sites. 

    Both organisations hope the sessions will encourage young people to think about GCSE choices and how computer science can play a key role in future career prospects. An accompanying parent or guardian is welcome to attend.

    The events comprise of the following sessions:

    CyberFirst Trailblazers for year 9 students:

    Go Create - Learn the basics of how to customise a website and generate enthusiasm to contribute to the World Wide Web.

    •  Digital Detective - Use digital forensics to identify the first person who has contracted a disease and learn how open source intelligence can lead to finding out more information about this person.
    •  Media Mogul - Look into how creative design, arts and technology work together. Take a closer view on how the media industry and advertising combine these elements while having the chance in teams to create your own advert sequence using stop motion.

    CyberFirst Adventurers for year 10 students:

    • The Data Games – Understand and use big data to create the perfect team using a set of sports results, compare with others and learn the interpretation of data.
    • Crack the Code – Against the clock you will work within teams to unlock various devices, during this you will get a taste of cryptography, language analysis and understand some cyber security terms. But don’t be distracted as the timer won’t stop until you Crack the Code.
    • 3D Modelling – 3D printers have started to revolutionise the engineering industry, have a look into how technology and engineering fit together and move into the future in partnership. Have the chance to create your very own model using 3D design software.

    Key dates and registration:

    7th March 2020 - Belfast

    •  CyberFirst Adventurers - 13:15 - 16:50 – register here
    •  CyberFirst Trailblazers - 8:45 - 12:20 - register here 

    8th March 2020 - Derry/Londonderry

    • CyberFirst Trailblazers - 8:45 - 12:20 - register here
    • CyberFirst Adventurers - 13:15 - 16:50 - register here

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