The inagrual Christmas lectures were held in December 2012 were a huge success with over 600 High school pupils in the 13-18 age range attending at very short notice. We received many compliments from High School teachers about the event and it was a fantastic showcase for raising the profile of Cyber Security to both genders of the nation’s future workforce.
The purpose behind the event is:
- use light hearted and fun methods to introduce a career in Cyber Security to school pupils before
- they make their final Unversity choices.
- address the skills and gender gap
- raise cyber security profile through publicity generated by the lectures
This year SICSA (Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance), the event organisers, will be taking the event on the road to the following cities:
- Monday 16th December – University of Glasgow
- Tuesday 17th December – Edinburgh Napier University
- Wednesday 18th December – Dundee Abertay University
- Thursday 19th December – Aberdeen Robert Gordons University
We have a number of speakers involved with the events covering topics from encryption, ethical hacking, digital forensics and internet safety including:
Lee Lawson – Dell SecureWorks
Professor Keith Martin, Royal Holloway
Professor Bill Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University
Mick Paddington, TrendMicro
Dr Ian Ferguson, Abertay University
Tickets went very fast last year, we urge you to be precise in the number that you take rather than blocks of 50 or 100 as seating is limited.