On Wednesday 8th March, we had a Cyber-Security day at QE. This was held by Cyber Security Challenge UK. Cyber Security Challenge UK is a series of national competitions, learning programmes, and network- ing initiatives designed to identify, inspire and enable more people to become cyber security professionals. Bournemouth University and Portsmouth University came and brought different challenges for us to take part in. QE School, Twynham School, Canford School and Bryanston School took part in this event.
On the day we had two different challenges to take part in both taking 2 hours. The first challenge I took was a raspberry pi challenge from Portsmouth University. You had to hack a computer with different clues to change what was written on the raspberry pi. You had to find different ip addresses, change the formant of images, cypher codes, and hack passwords and use coding and knowledge. We really enjoyed this challenge and leant a lot from it.
The second challenge was from Bournemouth University which was split into two mini challenges. The first was to investigate some clues on the laptops and try to find the killer, by looking through the code and finding the hidden code.
The last challenge was a quiz, where you had to answer as many questions as possible while against other groups.
Overall we think that we learnt a lot from this experience and enjoyed the day and have a better idea on cyber security and jobs out there that we can do, especially as they are trying to get girls to do the cyber security jobs.
By Teia Johnson & Jasmine Hamilton