Cyber Security Christmas Lectures 2017

We warmly invite local schools to join us for this year’s Cyber Security Christmas Lectures, 14 December 2017.

The Scotish Cyber Security Lectures are aimed at secondary school students who want to know more about what cyber secuity is and what a career in the field might look like. No prior experience with security or computer science is needed. The lectures last two hours and feature all types of speakers including Police Scotland, industry professionals and academics.

As the organisers say, “Scotland is leading many nations in creating an army of cyber security experts Scotland will need to become a world leading cyber security nation. The Christmas lectures are the perfect complement to cyber security teaching. This year we are making the event bigger and better than ever, more fun, more learning, more explosions and lots and lots of CHOCOLATE!”

The lectures have been running since 2012, and aim to inspire a new generation into careers in cyber security and the digital sector. Supported by Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, SICSA, Young Scot, (ISC)2, BSides and Skills Development Scotland, they complement the three themes that the new National Progression Award in Cyber Security are based on:

  • Digital Forensics
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Data Security

These lectures, provided by industry experts, will bring the subject area to life in an educational but fun session.

Free and fun, the Edinburgh lectures will take place 10am-12noon and 12.30-2.30pm on 14 December in University of Edinburgh's George Square Lecture Theatre, next to the main University Library, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LH.

Advance booking is essential and free, just: Register here for the Cyber Security Christmas Lectures


 Register for the Cyber Security Christmas Lectures

Useful links

Cyber Security Christmas Lectures

BBC news story

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