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Cyber Security Festival – Durham

5th April 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


What is a Cyber Security Challenge Festival?

Tablet Academy have partnered with Cyber Security Challenge UK and Northrop Grumman to offer secondary schools, colleges and educational organisations the opportunity to host or take part in a free Cyber Security Festival. These events offer teachers and pupils the opportunity to learn about the importance of Cyber Security and how you can develop your own skills to decipher encrypted messages and defend against cyber-attacks.


The details…

Through a themed workshop designed for Years 7, 8 and 9, pupils will be introduced to the world of Cyber Security, including the reality of the threats we face on a daily basis and the skills required to help defend our way of life. Working in groups, pupils will work against the clock to stop a simulated cyber-attack. Successful groups will need to work as a team to decipher hidden messages, analyse evidence and decrypt files to identify the individual behind the attack.

AM and PM Pupil Workshops (09:30-12:15 and 13:00-15:30) – The day is spilt into two workshops, morning and afternoon, each lasting approximately 2.5 hours and covering the same content.

Pupils and Staff together – Up to 30 pupils take part in each workshop (60 total) accompanied by staff from the host school and visiting schools. The workshops are led by consultants from the Tablet Academy who will guide staff and students through the activity allowing pupils to learn and teachers to observe and learn as well. Each school can send 1 member of staff and up to 5 students to either workshop.


Why should your teachers and pupils get involved?

The importance of Cyber Security has been highlighted with the inclusion of the subject in the national curriculum. Teachers attending the workshop would gain knowledge and ideas about how they deliver this new curriculum along with a number of links to online resources, national competitions and further advice from Cyber Security Challenge UK.


What’s the cost?

Thanks to the support from Cyber Security Challenge UK and Northrop Grumman we are able to deliver these events for FREE!


Need more information?

Call 01952 567450 or email info@tablet-academy.com


About Tablet Academy

Tablet Academy have established a reputation for delivering independent, device agnostic advice and training for education. Their links with industry partners, software developers and over 700 schools, supporting more than 12,000 teachers annually provides a unique perspective of the use of technology into teaching and learning, and our workshops focus on the curriculum, not the technology. For more information email mark@tablet-academy.com


About WPS Westward

The Cyber Security Challenge is a series of national competitions, learning programmes, and networking initiatives designed to identify, inspire and enable more EU citizens resident in the UK to become cyber security professionals.

Established to bolster the national pool of cyber skills, it offers a unique programme of activities to introduce sufficient numbers of appropriately skilled individuals to learning and career opportunities in the profession.

For more information about The Cyber Security Challenge UK, please visit www.cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk


5th April 2017
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Tablet Academy


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