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NOVA Cybersecurity Lab

Main Project Information
Presented By NOVA
Goal In this Lab, you’ll defend a company against cyber attacks.
Task Your task is to complete a series of cybersecurity challenges.
Where Online only

The Cybersecurity Lab is a game designed to teach people how to keep their digital lives safe, spot cyber scams, learn the basics of coding, and defend against cyber attacks. Players assume the role of chief technology officer of a start-up social network company that is the target of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks. In the game, players must complete challenges to strengthen their cyber defenses and thwart their attackers.

The Cybersecurity Lab is a great resource for STEM educators who want to teach their students best practices for staying safe online and introduce them to computer science principles and the architecture of online networks.

How to Join

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Required Gear

Computer with internet access

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online
Class Materials
Tags coding, cybersecurity, data, hackers, hacking, nova labs, online networks, online safety, passwords, security, social engineering
Project Updated 05/23/2018