Wednesday 24th April saw the fourth annual Cyber Security Day at college. We were really pleased to have some great guests in college to deliver exciting and engaging workshops to our learners.
Over the day, our learners engaged in workshop activities as well as learning about careers and opportunities from Humberside Police Cyber Crime Investigation unit, Army Intelligence Corps, GCHQ, RAF Engineers and HMG Cyber Discovery programme.
Workshops ranged from how to stay safe online, to how criminals can use your online information to steal your property and commit identity theft. As well as how listening devices are hidden in wall cavities and electronic equipment to intercept network signals, how GCHQ plays a vital role in national security. Through to a mock mission brief given by the Army Intel Corp, where learners had to decipher and compile information from a number of different sources to conclude the exercise. Learners were also given the chance to take part in a number of cyber games that have been developed to help generate interest in this ever-growing sector.
We also welcomed staff and 20 learners from Wilberforce College who participated in the workshops and said it was an “incredible day” and that they “really enjoyed the workshops”.
We are very grateful to all the visitors who gave all learners an insight into a massively growing and fascinating industry and hopefully helping to inspire the next generation of cyber security professionals. It is evident that studying Computing and ICT at Franklin College can open many doors.