Unlock Your Cyber Security Skills. 

What is Cyber Security?

Cyber security, also known as Information Technology Security, is commonly defined as the technologies, processes, and practices that are designed to protect people, networks, devices, programs, and data from attack, damage, or unwanted access.

Why is Cyber Security important?

 Cyber Security experts are like police officers, but instead of protecting homes and communities from criminals who could harm us or our physical property; Cyber Security professionals work to protect people, networks, systems, hardware and data from digital attacks.

 Today, youth spend more time online than any other generation before them. No matter if it’s a cell phone, tablet, gaming system, or even a smart-tv, all are connected to the internet.  This is why it’s more important than ever before to give youth the knowledge and skills needed to be safe online.

What will youth learn?

Students who participate in the Brilliant Labs Cyber Security program will learn why it’s important to protect information, passwords and your identity online.  They will get the tools and skills needed to build secure systems that will protect against cyber attacks.

Would you leave your front door unlocked at night or tell a stranger where you live? No, probably not! Now consider applying your safety skills to your home network (cell phones, computers, tablets, smart-tvs, or even appliances). Any internet connected device could be attacked by criminals. Let’s learn the Cyber Security Skills needed to protect ourselves and our privacy.

Cyber Security Resources and Activities

CYBER SECURITY KITS

Kit 1: Introduction
Kit 2: Under Construction

ACTIVITIES (BY THEMES)

Scripting
Introduction to Linux Commands

Description

Learn the basic commands for Linux Operating Systems.

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Ethics
Terms of Agreement

Description

Before using a cyber security tool, create a contract with your students about what and what not to do with that said tool.

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Basics in Cyber Security
Installation of Linux Mint Operating System

Description

Linux is often used by cybersecurity specialists. Learn how to install this operating system.

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Create a Virtual Machine

Description

Virtualization is a necessity in cybersecurity. Learn how to create a virtual environment with Virtual Box.

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Prevention
Spot the Differences

Description

Do you know the different possible traps that can be found online? Try it and see!

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MAKER FAIRE

This year we are watching for Maker Faire projects all year long. So, let’s connect and talk about how your students can be showcased at this all-day event June 9, 2022!

We are here to help teachers, youth, and communities innovate and develop a sustainable and socially responsible entrepreneurial spirit.