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Junior Cyber Security - SPY CAMP
Junior Cyber Security – SPY CAMP
Learn all about the world of spies on this immersive camp
In this course, we take a whirlwind tour of some of the aspects of keeping secrets online, looking at both historic and current methods. Become a digital detective and find messages hidden in plain sight using tech!
We'll show you how to find clues in code as well as how to communicate covertly using simple tech
Learn Cyber Security
Learn about why some passwords are so easy to guess and why adding variations to them makes them harder to guess as well as encryption and decryption methods used throughout history as well as the modern world.
Can you crack it?
Use various tools, hide and find hidden messages in files such as text, images and sound files. We'll then code a programme to decode those messages.
What is the tutor:student ratio?
This varies from course to course, but we generally have a maximum of 8 students per tutor.
Ever wondered what makes a good password? Or how to make stronger ones, how to check the ones you have and what technologies such as bio metrics, brainwaves, implanted microchips and DNA might do to replace them? Then this is the course for you!
We’ll spend a day looking at ways that messages have been encrypted in the past, how modern computers can help us to decrypt them, as well as what modern computers can do to get around these problems.
Students will then spend a day learning how to send and hide secret messages, both as plain text and encrypted! They will also learn methods to hide their messages in plain sight, using both electronic hardware and software tools.
Furthermore, students will spend a day looking at how web pages and other information is sent over computer networks, including the Internet, how to ensure that these are done securely, as well as how to avoid fake news and websites. They’ll round off the week by working on a project of their own devising, based on the ideas they’ve encountered during the week! Time to get your inner spy on!
What your child will learn
- Learn about the art of hidden messages and how they were used throughout history
- Logical thinking and problem solving skills applied to problems in the world of Cyber Security
- Learn about the logic and statistics around passwords and making them stronger
- How to create and code programmes to decrypt messages hidden in files.
- Students will get exposure to web technologies as well as learning some specific code for building and modifying web pages
- Design, build, test and debug their own programs design around security principles
- Computational thinking skills like iteration, loops, functions, inputs and outputs
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Leszek studies Electronic and Information Engineering at Imperial College London and teaches our coding courses. He loves using his STEM skills to bring people together and recently created an Imperial college fantasy football app that connects 200 players together.View Coding Courses >>