Want to develop your IT skills in a fun and engaging way? Are you a keen tech wizard who wants to further your understanding of cyber security? Then look no further, Cyberland needs your help!
The National Crime Agency (NCA) has partnered with Cyber Security Challenge UK (CSC UK) to give students free access to ‘Cyberland’ – a website that uses gamified modules to teach the fundamentals of cyber security, aimed at students aged between 12- 18 years old. That’s not to say that other people can’t enjoy it as well – the website is there for anyone who wants to educate themselves in the field of online safety.
What’s your mission? - protect Cyberland from oncoming cyber-attacks! You’ll be working to complete various tasks, such as digital forensics and firewall configuration through 16 interactive modules. Work your way through and protect the virtual world of Cyberland!
It’s a free service that is great for young people to explore new ways of developing their IT skills whilst providing a safe environment to understand more about cyber-crime and how not to commit offences.
But don’t take my word for it! Let’s hear from Charlotte in her own review of Cyberland:
I’m Charlotte. I go to Cyfarthfa high School, Merthyr Tydfil. I love coding and gaming but I hate it when the games are dull and repetitive, but that's enough about me.
What is cybergamesuk?
The National Crime Agency (NCA) has teamed up with Cyber Security Challenge UK to bring you free access to the games while at home with more time on your hands.
Throughout the pandemic, the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) of the NCA, along with the police, has continued working to keep internet users like you, your mates and family safe from online attacks.
One of the games is based on an outbreak and you have to make sure that no computers get infected another is based on a data leak you have to find out who did it they are both really fun
My opinion on the games are they are all very fun and interactive but also educational.
Cyberland will continue to be a free service over the coming months - now’s the time to jump in and experience it all for yourself. By the end you’ll have better IT skills and know more about cyber-security – play today!