London, United Kingdom, 17 May 2022

Leading IT solutions provider, CGI, is bringing its Cyber Escape experience to Newport, Gwent as a part of a UK-wide tour. The escape room-style experience provides people with the opportunity to learn about online security risks in a fun and interactive way.

CGI’s Cyber Escape experience is located at St Paul’s Walk, Newport between 16 and 20 May. Guests will team up to beat the hacker and learn about cyber security risks and how to avoid them.

The experience has been 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 is open to businesses, organisations, further education and schools wishing to test their cyber skills to see if they have what it takes to stay safe in our digital world.

Participants learn critical skills in a simulated real-world setting through interactive activities, much like other escape rooms. They learn about everything from protecting their privacy and creating strong passwords, to physical security, device and document handling and navigating social media.

Richard Holmes, Senior Vice President Consulting, Cyber Security, for CGI in the UK said: “Cyber security is vitally important for individuals, companies and educational establishments alike. We all spend much of our personal and professional lives online, and it’s imperative everyone knows how to practice safe cyber techniques and can continue honing their existing skills.”

“The experience has been designed to showcase the easy ways we can protect ourselves from several very real dangers. While we live in a tech-driven and supported world, the number of data breaches and internet scams we see in the news would suggest that much needs be done to help people protect themselves in a digital environment. We hope this experience will offer people a real-world opportunity to learn and engage with safe cyber practices.”

Beverly Owen, the chief executive of Newport City Council, which has helped to facilitate the visit, added: “CGI has given residents a unique opportunity to use its escape room facility and promote the positive uses of technology across all industries and sectors. As an organisation in the public sector, we’re responsible for a lot of important and private information and as such, cybersecurity is a top priority for us. It’s vitally important that we can manage cyber security threats in today’s computer literate world. The experience will be a fantastic and fun learning experience for us all.”

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.

To find out more about CGI’s Cyber Escape experience and how you can get involved, visit:

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Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 84,000 consultants and professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. CGI Fiscal 2021 reported revenue is $12.13 billion and CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at

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