Many young people want to explore how different technology works. This can include learning to code, and experimenting with tools and techniques discovered online.
These are great skills to have and the cyber security industry is very short of people with them. However, some young people are vulnerable, make poor choices, and use such skills illegally, often in ignorance of the law.
The Computer Misuse Act (CMA)
It’s important to know how the law relates to everyday scenarios. Use our CMA guide below to make sure you’re aware of what constitutes an offence.
Virtual Cyber School
Interested in joining the next generation of professional cyber defenders? Thousands of young people are being offered the chance to sign up to the virtual cyber security school!
Learn code cracking, fix security flaws and dissect criminals’ digital trails as a cyber agent in this game. Develop the skills needed for future jobs, particularly in cyber security.
A game designed to teach you the fundamentals of cyber security has also been released for free.
Brought to you by Cyber Security Challenge UK, and the National Crime Agency (NCA), players must protect the virtual city of ‘CyberLand’ from cyber attacks whilst learning key skills!
The Cyber Choices programme website points to a huge number of free developmental resources from trusted partners, all aimed at developing your cyber security skills in an ethical and legal way.
If you’re interested in tech careers, there’s also lots of information on getting into jobs in the digital world.
We’re here to help
If you would like to contact our Cyber Choices team for more information, please email us below.