Liverpool John Moores University - Virtual Cloud-Based Cyber Security Training Platform (VIBRANT)
Project Lead: Kashif Kifayat K.Kifayat@ljmu.ac.uk
Project website: http://cybergate.org.uk/about/
The VIBRANT project focused on key skill gaps to enhance students’ practical learning and technical knowledge in cyber security at the level required by UK industry. During the project we facilitated strong collaborations among cyber security academics and professionals and shared the benefits of the VIBRANT platform among students. It established and enhanced student partnership by involving LJMU students in the project as steering group members, developers and evaluators. They also engaged with academics and industrial partners in project meetings and workshops, and gained direct insights into the platform’s technical development and evaluation process.
Edge Hill University - The Cyber Security Knowledge Exchange
Project Lead: Chris Beaumont
Project website: www.cske.org.uk
The lack of skilled Cyber security (CS) professionals and inadequate information security practices in SMEs are well-known. This project addresses both concerns using innovative approaches, working with students and employers as partners in 3 ways:
- creation of 9 flexible On-line Problem-based Learning (PBL) Scenarios/resources for learning aspects of Cyber Security with content provided by employer partners to ensure relevance and authenticity; The scenarios (with TEL resources) address:
- Incident management,
- Emergency services,
- Social Engineering,
- Data Governance,
- Secure Development,
- WiFi Security,
- Web form attacks,
- Risk Assessment.
- A Student Focussed Knowledge Exchange (KE) model of disseminating good cyber security practice in SMEs by involving MSc InfoSec students in work placement
- A MOOC which explains the flexible, tested model for engaging employers for developing cyber security resources and disseminating good practice.
The resources can be used to support Cyber Security learning at undergraduate or postgraduate level, and align with the new CPHC/(ISC)2 guidelines
Newcastle College - Active Cyber Security Learning in a Vocational HE Setting
Project lead: Jonathon Eaton
This project aimed to develop an innovative approach to active learning in cyber security within a vocational setting through breaking down the perceived barrier between current industrial practice and academic learning. It challenged students to embrace uncertainty and complexity within an ever changing cyber security landscape through deep engagement with industry practitioners. Students accrued enhanced skill sets beyond the traditional curriculum in alignment with the needs of industry.