Applications now open for CyberFirst Advanced Course

  • Applications are now open to 16-17 year olds for the free CyberFirst Advanced residential course.

    This fully funded, five-day residential course is aimed at attracting a diverse range of students, in year 13 to build advanced skills in some key areas of cyber security. 

    CyberFirst Advanced will hone the skills and behaviours applicants need to enter the cyber security or tech-based workplace for real. 

    Taking place in Belfast from 22nd - 26th August, the course is designed to expand the knowledge of students already studying computer science or who have a passion and aptitude for all things tech.

    Applicants will gain skills in key areas including digital forensics, encryption technologies, penetration testing and open-source intelligence techniques.

    The event also includes: Implementing digital forensics, understanding encryption technologies and using open-source intelligence techniques Penetration testing.

    The CyberFirst Advanced summer course is led by the National Cyber Security Centre, a part of GCHQ.

    To register click here.

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