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4 activities to do in your computer science lab this British Science Week

4 activities to do in your computer science lab this British Science Week

Inspire students who never thought they’d enjoy cyber security to find their passion!

Empower all your students to try cyber security without extra effort this British Science Week.

This year, British Science Week is all about Smashing Stereotypes to show that the jobs and people working in STEM are more diverse than ever!

CyberStart players

By showing that STEM is an accessible and dynamic career path, every student can envision themselves in a job or field of study that they might never have considered.

With the help of CyberStart, British Science Week is the perfect time to inspire all your students to try cyber security. You never know who could find their passion for this crucial field.

“I started from knowing absolutely nothing about cyber security. CyberStart taught me everything from the ground up. Even if you think you don’t like computers, give CyberStart a try. It might be for you!” - Maeve, student

Discover four FREE activities to introduce cyber security to your students with CyberStart - no effort or planning required!

1. Become cyber agents and solve a criminal case

Want a fun and easy activity to introduce your students to cyber security? Try Intern base in CyberStart.

Intern base contains 12 free cyber security puzzles across three levels, with each level getting progressively more advanced.

By playing Intern base, your students can feel the thrill of solving gamified cyber security challenges and the empowerment of quickly grasping new skills. It’s all about giving it a go!

And the best part is, all challenges in Intern base are free and unlocked for your students to try in class right now.

All your students need to do is sign up for their free access to Intern base to get playing.

CyberStart dashboard

2. Use Intern base to hold a mini capture the flag competition

Give your students a fun competition to compete or collaborate for points in the CyberStart challenges.

All you need to do is:

  • Register for your free CyberStart account and get your students signed up too.
  • Create a Group in CyberStart to get your automatically generated Group Access Code.
  • Share the Group Access Code with your students, which they can use to join your Group.
  • See who can score the most points in a certain amount of time.
  • Sit back and watch your students’ excitement as they play. Whoever scores the most points wins!

CyberStart dashboard

3. Play ethical hacking challenges

Mention ethical hacking to your students, and they’ll be instantly intrigued.

CyberStart has tonnes of ethical hacking challenges that allow your students to hack into systems and networks in a safe and proactive environment.

“I never considered cyber security until I learned about how fun it was to hack and protect”. - Kaite, student

Students learn the hands-on skills needed in cyber security fields like digital forensics and penetration testing.

Your students can try ethical hacking challenges like L01 C04 - Lazy Locked Login for free in Intern base.

The Lazy Locked Login challenge is your students’ first chance to use developer tools.

This challenge allows your students to try ethical hacking whilst uncovering security flaws, just like a cyber security professional. Watch as they become empowered by their valuable new skills!

Lazy Locked Login

4. Try decoding and watch a video tutorial

In levels 2 and 3 of Intern base, your students will start to play more advanced challenges.

In L02 C01 - 610enC0de’d Password, your students will come across a type of encoded message. They’ll need to decode the encoded message to find the password to log into a cyber criminal server.

610enC0de’d Password

Don’t worry if your students haven’t encountered encoding before.

CyberStart offers many useful ways to tackle new concepts while strengthening your students’ problem-solving skills.

To solve L02 C01 - 610enC0de’d Password, your students can:

  • Watch the challenge video walkthrough in the CyberStart Field Manual
  • View the challenge hint to get more information
  • Do their own research using a search engine

If you decide to purchase a CyberStart licence upgrade, your students will also gain access to extensive encoding write-ups in the Field Manual.

Find out how to upgrade your students’ CyberStart licences below.

It’s time to get all your students interested in cyber security this British Science Week.

Have a go at these awesome activities with our free Intern base, and then once you know how many students have shown an interest in developing their cyber security skills, reach out to us at sales@cyberstart.com to discuss our exclusive education pricing packages!

All of these programmes are entirely free, and feature CyberStart!

CyberStart America

What is it?

A fun programme developed to help you discover your talent, advance your skills and win scholarships in cyber security.

Who's it for?

13-18 year old high school students in the US only.

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Cyber FastTrack

What is it?

The fastest and most cost-effective route to a career in cyber security via free training and exclusive scholarship opportunities.

Who's it for?

College students in the US only.

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CyberStart Canada

What is it?

A free programme teaching cyber security to high school students in Canada through CyberStart's immersive learning platform.

Who's it for?

Students between the ages of 13-18 in Ontario, Alberta or British Columbia.

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