After successfully bringing our Cyber Escape experience to Cheltenham we have spent two weeks in Liverpool as part of a UK-wide tour, now in the North of England. The escape room-style experience gives business people and school children the opportunity to learn about online security risks in a fun and interactive way.
CGI’s Cyber Escape experience was at M & S Bank Arena Liverpool between 12th and 24th July. Participants teamed up to beat the hacker and learn about cyber security risks and how to avoid them.
The experience has been safely built within a shipping container and permits small groups to participate in a short "escape". Teams have to work together to uncover clues, solve puzzles and accomplish cyber-related tasks to escape successfully in the time allowed. The experience was also open to businesses wishing to test their cyber skills, to see if their employees have what it takes to stay safe in our digital world.
Participants learnt critical skills in a simulated real-world setting through interactive activities, much like other escape rooms. They learnt about everything from protecting their privacy and creating strong passwords, to physical security, device and document handling and navigating social media.
Dr Gillian Fairfield, Chairman of the Disclosure & Barring Service said:
“I was delighted to have the opportunity to attend the CGI Cyber Escape event and experience how it worked.”
James Shaw, Head of Partnerships at Agent Marketing commented:
“The CGI Cyber Escape experience was a fantastic opportunity for our team to learn more about cyber security, security awareness and control risks in a fun, exciting and engaging way. We were put through our paces, working together to overcome cyber security related challenges. I would definitely encourage any businesses or schools looking for unique and innovative team building ideas to try it out on its tour across the UK.”
Richard Holmes, Senior Vice President of Cyber security for CGI in the UK said:
"Regardless of whether you’re a school student or a business leader, we spend much of our personal and professional lives online. It’s vital that everyone knows how to practice cyber safe techniques and continue to hone our existing skills. The experience has been designed to showcase the easy ways we can protect ourselves from a number of very real online dangers. While we may be living in a highly computer literate world, the number of data breaches and internet scams we see in the news would suggest that much needs to be done to help people protect themselves in a digital environment. We hope that this experience will offer people a real-world opportunity to learn and engage with safe cyber practices in a fun and interactive way.”
The Cyber Escape experience was developed by CGI's UK Cyber security practice to train, educate and engage with businesses to help them better understand cyber security risks, complement any existing security awareness training, and increase knowledge of how to reduce the impact of a cyber-attack in a unique way. In conjunction with the organisation's STEM@CGI team, it has tailored the experience for young people too, as they face evolving cyber threats and challenges online.
CGI’s Cyber Escape will be transported around the country to different schools, colleges and businesses for students and staff to participate in their cyber adventure, or arrangements may be made to visit the experience at a CGI location.
Find out more about CGI Cyber Escape experience and how you can get involved.