Throughout the week, approximately 220 people have taken part in the Interactive Cyber Security learning experience focused on the basics of Cyber Security. Students, staff and school governors from Eirias High School took part throughout the week as well as the IT Council from Ysgol Bod Alaw, Go North Wales, the Federation of Small Businesses and the All Wales Cyber Resilience Centre.
The North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner has initiated a plan around preventing cybercrime, which the North Wales Police Cybercrime Team have worked hard to implement. Protecting the public of North Wales from becoming victims of Cybercrime through preventative education and Cybercrime prevention advice is key to reducing the overall impact of Cybercrime. During the week they have been giving useful inputs to those taking part on safe cyber security practices including the importance of protecting personal information, creating strong passwords, avoiding phishing scams, using digital devices securely and safely navigating social media, all in an interactive and fun way. The project was supported by the Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable, Police and Crime Commissioner as well as the Regional Organised Crime Unit and the School Liaison Officers from the North Wales Police Prevention Hub.
PC Dewi Owen from the NWP Cyber Crime Team said “Cyber Safety and Cyber Security is something that everyone needs to be aware of these days, from individuals to large businesses. At North Wales Police Cybercrime Team, we are committed to doing everything that we can to tackle and prevent Cybercrime. The Cyber Escapes Interactive Escape Room provided Cyber Security awareness education in an enjoyable and memorable way. Whilst in the Cyber Escape Room, teams had a designated time to look for clues, solve puzzles and decipher riddles to earn their escape, all while learning about potential cyber security risks, how to keep information and assets safe, and how to reduce the impact of a cyber-attack. It was great to see everyone having so much fun while learning how to stay safe and secure online.”
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