Inspired and led by
the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) - a part of GCHQ, girls
in Year 8/9 in England and Wales and Year 9/10 in Northern Ireland
and S2/S3 in Scotland, can join free cyber security development
days running this October.
The CyberFirst Girls
Development Day initiative is
designed to increase understanding of the different specialisms
within Cyber Security and equip girls with valuable, in-demand
There is a series of fun, interactive face-to-face
one-day courses as well as virtual courses which are split over two
days, to choose from. There will also be guest speakers and
inspiring videos from inspirational female role models working in
On the day, the girls will be role playing as cyber security
experts working for a fictitious app company, Sirius Cyberworks.
Unfortunately, disaster has struck and there has been a serious
breach of the company network - a new flagship app has been leaked.
The girls’ role is to work through four different
parts of the company, uncovering how the leak happened whilst
learning new cyber skills along the way.
Places are limited,
so if you have students who might be interested, please share this
information with them so that they don’t miss out.