At a time when schools remain closed to most children and teenagers, many governments are searching for new ways to inspire future talent and give students a variety of extracurricular activities to do at home. These initiatives seek to discover and enhance talents to achieve cooperation among citizens while dealing with the new reality in the post-coronavirus world.
Thousands of young people in the UK are being offered the chance to join the cybersecurity school as part of the country's plan to develop the next generation of professional cybersecurity defenders. Through this school, teens learn how to crack codes, fix security flaws, and dissect criminals' digital trails. The school aims at developing skills needed for future jobs, especially in cybersecurity which is receiving more attention with the emergence of cyberattacks around the world. The school provides webinars run by industry experts to teach fundamental security disciplines, such as digital forensics, cryptography, and operating systems.
This initiative comes as the UK government announces a number of other online training courses to give students the opportunity to learn and develop cybersecurity skills. This includes the launch of the National Cyber Security Centre that focuses on helping around 1,000 teenagers aged 14 to 17 develop their cybersecurity skills from home during the COVID-19 crisis. During these training courses designed as video games, students will learn how to protect the virtual city "CyberLand" from cyberattacks, while learning new skills that will help them enhance the security of this virtual world and make a positive impact in the future security and technology prospects of the country.