Cyber security is a serious business with lots of exciting new jobs on offer. Companies large and small, all over the world, are making sure they are prepared for possible cyber attacks. The last thing they want is their reputation damaged through bad press. Find out more and see if a career in cyber security could be for you.
Open the door to a life of online crime fighting for S1 to S3s in a series of new live and online cyber security lessons. With no technical knowledge needed, these practical, hands-on classes provide digital skills, allow pupils to ask the experts how it’s really done, showcasing the world of careers in the rapidly growing cyber security and cyber resilience industries. These lessons give an insight into one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. Many of the jobs they could do when they leave school haven’t even been invented yet.
Our company is under attack. We have intelligence that someone is trying to send a virus into our computer. It's up to the learners to protect the us. By taking part in a live (simulated) cyber attack learners will learn how companies defend themselves from these threats. The lesson is inspired by Capture the Flag security games that are often used to train new cyber security recruits.
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The final lesson will be another chance to develop cyber security skills in a fun and interactive live lesson. Will you stop the cyber criminals before time runs out?
There are lots of different pathways to a job in cyber security. Consider all your options and think about the route that's right for you.
There's no better way to get an understanding of a job than from hearing directly from someone in that role. The stories from these young cyber professionals also show that there's more than one path to a career in cyber security.
"I don’t see any differences and don’t feel at a disadvantage, if a woman wants to work in this industry she can. There are a lot of senior managers here who are women." Read more
"I urge any young woman considering a career in IT to never be held back or put off this field because of the current gender gap or stereotype associated with IT. I will continue to challenge the IT stereotype, and I hope to see many more women joining the IT or cyber security profession." Read more
"I enjoy being hands on and accessing and fixing pieces of hardware that are located far away, it’s mainly elsewhere in the UK but we have clients all over the world. There’s a sense of achievement after you’ve logged in to a piece of equipment and got it up and running again." Read more
"Cybersecurity is highly dynamic so it never gets boring. The faster technology changes, the faster you need to respond to attacks. New threats are always appearing and the work is never repetitive." Read more
Teachers have an important role to play in supporting young people to explore their career options. We've created a Teacher's Toolkit to help introduce cyber careers within the classroom. Packaged to fit within the lesson, the activities are fun and engaging.
Working with Cyber experts we've created a series of lesson plans that can be easily used in the classroom.
As part of your classroom toolkit you can also use our 'Meet the Expert' videos. A great way to get a more detailed understanding of the jobs that cyber experts do.
We have created this A6 fold out leaflet to provide an engaging introduction to cyber security careers.If you would likie to order these for your classroom please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.