Closed: Think like a hacker – cyber security essentials! 10am-3pm

Kainos

Available Between
22
Oct
2021
22
Oct
2021

Have you ever wondered how secure your computer really is? Or how hackers manage to break into banks and hold companies to ransom?

If you`ve ever had a curiosity for how things work, or wondered why we always hear in the news about cyber-attacks that have occurred, this is the event for you!

We’re delighted to invite students from across the UK aged 14-19 to sign up to our virtual insights event to find out what it’s like to work in Cyber Security. This event will teach you the skills you need to start to become an ethical, white-hat hacker, someone who is allowed to legally hack into computers for good reasons, to prevent vulnerabilities and fix issues before they can be exploited.

You don’t need any prior knowledge of cyber security, a small amount of programming experience is recommended but not necessary. To take part, all you need is your own computer and an internet connection.

During this one-day insights event, you will get to experience a taste of:

  • What cyber security is
  • How hackers break into a system
  • How to protect yourself, and your equipment from cyber attacks
  • How a cyber security engineer protects and secures a system
  • What tools and programs does a cyber security engineer use for hacking
  • How to break into a system, and more importantly, how to fix it afterwards
  • How computers communicate with each other, and what risks this creates
  • Different career pathways into the digital technology industry

No clue about Cyber Security? No problem! Our expert cyber security mentors will be there to help every step of the way. We will help to grow your skills, and teach you more about the world-changing projects we work on.

During the event, we will also answer any questions you have about working in the sector. IT Skills are essential for the Jobs of the Future, so get a head start on your next steps and sign up today. We can’t wait to meet you!

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Problem solving
Leadership
IT skills
Team work
Project work

Great For Students Who Are:

Team Player
Hard Working
Ambitious
Interested in learning industry basics
Inquisitive
Determined
Creative
Willing to learn
Interested in problem solving
Enthusiastic

Candidate Questions

Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
1
Passion: What cause(s) are you are passionate about? Please also explain why.

2
Which of your skills would you like to improve?