Bingley Grammar School

Cyber Security Workshops

Yesterday we were visited by the Regional Cyber Crime Unit who came into school to deliver the Matrix Challenge 2018 Roadshow.

Matrix Challenge 2018 is the first project of its kind in the region and its main aim is to raise awareness of cybercrime and the Computer Misuse Act.  It is an innovative Cyber project supplied by West Yorkshire Police and delivered by colleagues from the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit, Cyber Security Challenge UK and GrillaTech.

Students studying Computer Science in Years 9, 10 and 12 took part in the event and found it really engaging.

The Regional Cyber Crime Unit ran a scenario based activity where our students were split into groups to discuss the moral and ethical reasons behind the Computer Misuse Act.

The students also took part in the Cyber Security Challenge introducing the ‘Cyber City’ online game, website and competition.

Upon completion of this challenge they should have received a code which they can use to enter the Matrix Challenge Competition.

The competition is made up of two parts, students now need to pick one question (from a set to six) on the ‘future of cyber’ and submit their answer by 5:00pm on Friday 29th June 2018. Students can present their answers in a variety of ways including written, video and audio. Students will also need to submit the code they received after completing the Cyber City online game.

The top 64 successful students and their parents will be invited to attend the grand final in Leeds taking place in August.

Students should visit https://www.matrix-challenge.uk/ for more information and to submit their entries.

Good luck to all our students taking part in the competition!

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