Leading IT solutions provider, CGI, has brought its Cyber Escape experience to North Wales as a part of a UK-wide tour. The escape room-style experience gives business people, local officials and students the opportunity to learn about online security risks in a fun and interactive way.
CGI’s Cyber Escape experience is at Ysgol Bryn Elian Comprehensive School between 23 and 27 of May. Guests 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 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.
Richard Holmes, Senior Vice President for Cyber Security for CGI in the UK said: “Cyber security is vitally important for individuals, companies, universities, and our schools 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.”
Paul Woodhouse, Head of ICT at Bryn Elian High School said: “We are very excited about welcoming the cyber escape room to Ysgol Bryn Elian. We have a very strong Business and Computing department at the school and the excitement is already building amongst our students. We continue to work with our students to inspire them into different industries, and by hosting this event, it will enable them to have a hands on approach to problem solving and also develop their communication skills to solve the challenges that they will face.”
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: https://www.cgi.com/uk/cyberescape
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 cgi.com.
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