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Digital Spy Camp (Cyber Security)
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Digital Spy Camp (Cyber Security)
Learn about the world of cybersecurity on this immersive camp
Discover how secrets are kept safe online. Become a digital spy and find messages hidden in plain sight using tech. Detect a fake celebrity social media account. Discover how brainwaves and DNA may keep us more secure in the future.
We'll show you how to find clues in code as well as how to communicate covertly using simple tech
Learn about 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.
Students will learn how to send and hide secret messages, both as plain text and in unhackable encrypted form. They will also learn methods to hide their messages in plain sight, using both electronic hardware and software tools. Discover how other sensitive data is communicated via computer networks, and how to spot fake news and accounts.
Ever wondered what makes a good password? Or how to make stronger ones? What technologies such as biometrics, brainwaves, implanted microchips and DNA might 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.
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 >>