Cyber Attack



"A governmental department has been subject to a hostile cyber-attack and has had its digital infrastructure hacked by person or persons unknown. You are members of an elite team working for the security services who have been tasked with investigating the attack."

Key facts

On campus
Full day
Key Stage
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
Gatsby benchmarks
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
7. Encounters with further and higher education

Example programme

10.00 – Welcome and Overview to include Careers in Cyber Security

10.15 – Table-top Cyber event (NCSC/GCHQ verified), followed by DoS hands on demo, attacking Virtual server on-campus. 

12.00 – Lunch (staff and students to bring own lunch) 

12.30 – Hands-on on-line Cyber Quiz finding hidden data, followed by hands-on Encryption/Decryption exercise. 

14.15 – Feedback and departure 

Programme options:

Content can be amended for pre and post 16 students.


in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021