NOVA Cybersecurity Lab
|Goal||In this Lab, you’ll defend a company against cyber attacks.|
|Task||Your task is to complete a series of cybersecurity challenges.|
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||
Visit the Cybersecurity Lab at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/lab/cyber/ to get started!
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|
|Tags||coding, cybersecurity, data, hackers, hacking, nova labs, online networks, online safety, passwords, security, social engineering|
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nkasuboske 12/15/2016The Cybersecurity Lab includes four short animated videos that cover a variety of cybersecurity and computer science topics. In addition, students have the opportunity to take notes and engage in problem solving scenarios with peers. The Cybersecurity Lab is a great resource for 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.
lunarangelcm 12/15/2016I liked the website very much and like that it incorporates a unique aspect to using computers. Most kids dont realize that computers have more uses outside of youtube.
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