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Cyberwise Cyber Security Shared Learning Day

Cyberwise Cyber Security Shared Learning Day

Approximately 250 students and their teachers from 20+ secondary schools from all over the country took part in the Cyberwise Cyber Security Shared Learning day at UCD on Thursday April 25th. Ossian Smith, Minister of State in The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), launched the event and met the students as they presented their cybersecurity projects and participated in a range of cyber exercises focused on highlighting the importance of cybersecurity knowledge and awareness in today's digital world.

Students had an opportunity to participate in a (opens in a new window)Zero Days Capture the Flag Challenge cybersecurity competition and show off their work and talents.

Teachers engaged in a workshop on the (opens in a new window)AI My Life transition year module - facilitated by a team from UCD (opens in a new window)ADAPT, the SFI Research Centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology, including (opens in a new window)Dr Rob Brennan Assistant Professor in UCD School of Computer Science and (opens in a new window)Dr Tijana Milosevic from the School of Information and Communications Studies, UCD.

(opens in a new window)Dr Rachel Farrell, Associate Professor in the UCD School of Education organised the event with help from members of the School of Computer Science including (opens in a new window)Professor Joe Carthy, (opens in a new window)Dr Rob Brennan, PhD Cybersecurity Researcher (opens in a new window)Haula Galadima and (opens in a new window)Dr Ray Genoe from UCD Centre for Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation.

Dr Farrell introduced Minister Smyth and provided updates on several initiatives: 

  • DECC funded Cybersecurity Junior Cycle Short Course and Cyberwise Outreach Initiatives 
  • SFI funded Busting Gender Bias in Computer Science and Cybersecurity led by Dr. Farrell and Dr. Brennan
  • DoFA funded Shared Island Civic Fund project - A Shared Island Forum for Nurturing Secure Climate Futures through Cybersecurity and Environmental Resilience Education
  • COGG funded Gaeilge resources 

Cyberwise - Cyber Resilience Education in Primary and Post-Primary Schools

(opens in a new window)https:/cyberwise.ie

Published May 2nd 2024

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