Teachers and parents, we need your help to inspire the next generation of young people to consider a career in cyber security. Why? Because it’s an exciting, fast-paced career option with lots of opportunities and in-demand skills, not to mention competitive salaries.
There’s more to the cyber security industry than you might think. It’s not just for ‘techies’ and knowing code isn’t necessary to get started. There are so many roles you probably haven’t heard of such as a Chief Information Officer, Intrusion Analyst, Malware Reverse Engineer, Forensic Analyst, and even a Targeted Attack Specialist.
Skills Development Scotland recently launched the Cyber Skills Programme, a series of events to be held across the country and online over the next four years. There will be lots of opportunities to get your pupils involved and inspired through online lessons that are easy to sign up to.
The live online lessons open the door to a life of online crime fighting for S1 to S3 pupils. With no technical knowledge needed, these practical, hands-on lessons encourage digital skills, allow pupils to ask the experts how it’s really done and showcase 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.
Lesson 1 - Friday 8 December - 14.00 - 15.00
Sign up to attend here.
Lesson 2 - Friday 26 January, 11.30 - 12.30
Sign up to attend here.
Lesson 3 - Wednesday 21 February, 14.00 - 15.00
Meet the Experts - Glasgow Clyde College, Wednesday 6 December, 10.30 - 11.30
Pupils will get the chance to hear from experts in the field of cyber security, and will learn how to hack and protect passwords and how to rob a bank – in this case an electronic piggy bank - in a series of special live and recorded online tutorials.
Glasgow Clyde College will give pupils an insight into what goes on behind the scenes in the battle to keep hackers from accessing student profiles and confidential details at Glasgow Clyde College.
By signing up for the lessons, your pupils will understand more about cyber security and why the industry is so important. There are opportunities in Scotland available to young people to pursue a career in cyber right now. There are currently three types of apprenticeship in cyber security: a Foundation Apprenticeship in Hardware and System Support, a Modern Apprenticeship in Information Security and the new Graduate Level Apprenticeship in Cyber Security. Check out www.apprenticeships.scot for more information.
For more information on all upcoming events check out our full list of events.