Year 10 Computer Science Students Attend Cybersecurity Event at ULPGC

On Friday 16th December, Year 10 Computer Science students had the opportunity to attend a cybersecurity event at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC). The event was organized by the ULPGC and the Instituto Nacional de Ciberseguridad (INCIBE) and featured a talk by Mr Manuel R. Dominguez Gil, CTO of cybersecurity company Black9.

During the talk, Mr. Domínguez Gil emphasized the importance of having as little personal data as possible online, using different passwords for each account and gave names and faces to the most wanted cybercriminals. He also spoke about the concept of social engineering, which is responsible for 95% of the attacks faced by companies and individuals today. The students learned to identify a social engineering attack and how to protect themselves from them.

After the talk, the students had the chance to put their newfound e-safety skills into practice using a computer game installed on tablets at a stand organized by INCIBE. The game tested their knowledge and ability to identify and protect against various cybersecurity threats.

Overall, the Year 10 students had a valuable and educational experience at the cybersecurity event. They gained a better understanding of the importance of protecting their personal information online and learned how to stay safe from cyber threats. We would like to thank the ULPGC and INCIBE for organizing this event and allowing our students to learn about cybersecurity.