Cyber Security Lab

I’ve really enjoyed teaching with NOVA’s new Cybersecurity Lab module and immersive game with my 5th graders. The students play as a CTO of an embattled social media startup and must defend their company from cyber attacks. Through the gameplay they come to better understand threats such as phishing, social engineering, computer viruses, and insecure passwords.

After viewing some of the included videos, group discussions, and playing the game, I had students create a brief “My Cybersecurity Tips” slideshow presentation to assess their new understanding of a topic that that can’t be taught early enough for this young generation.

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