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Cyber Skills Live

About the organisation

Cyber Skills Live is a series of interactive activities in cyber security, tech skills, and data science. We want young people to be able to experience what it could be like to work in a variety of technology roles.

Our activities are popular with high school students, being played over 200,000 times. They are a way of introducing new topics to pupils in a fun and engaging way.

Popular resources on our site include: How to Rob a Bank, Defend The Rhino with Data Science, andCode A Data Selfie with JavaScript.

There are over 15 activities available, each lasting around 30 minutes. The activities are offered at no cost, and no accounts or registration is required. Everything can be done within a web browser.

Lesson packs are available for teachers with slides, supporting notes, and videos

We run online live streams with hundreds of pupils completing the activities at the same time with subject experts on hand. We follow the progress of learners, coach, and shoutout their achievements. Private live streams can be booked by schools or groups.

This project is supported by Skills Development Scotland.


Free, interactive cyber security, data science, and IT activities for schools

Our lessons include:
- How to Rob a Bank (Cyber Security)
- How to Steal a Pizza (Ethical Hacking)
- How to Solve a Murder (Digital Forensics)
- Defend the Rhino with Data Science (Artificial Intelligence)
- Defend Stirling Castle (Security Architecture)
- Code Your Own Data Selfie with JavaScript (Creative Coding)
- Plug In The Numbers (Climate Change and Green Technology)

Introduction to Cyber Skills Live

Highlights of a Defend Stirling Castle Live Lesson


Many thanks for organising a fascinating #CyberSkillsLive session this morning. Great to have a go at trying to find a data breach alongside other pupils across Scotland and learning about the many training and job opportunities available in the industryud83dudcbbud83dudd12ud83dudc6eu200du2640ufe0f

Principal Teacher, Computing Science, Dundee

Enjoyable, educational, helped bring some of our Data Learning to life in a real life context.

Teacher, Midlothian

Excellent Cyber Session. Pupils fully engaged and relevant to the S1 Cyber Security curriculum.

Computing Teacher, North Lanarkshire

S3 computing science pupils learned how to rob a bank with #cyberskillslive. Well done to Alastair who pushed it over the £200 million mark!!!

Computing Teacher, Edinburgh

Love everything the team at #DataSkillsLive do! Can't wait to create my own selfie with data.

Dr Kelly Gardner

Loving the #DataSkillsLive session this afternoon. It's an online live session with an interactive website showing us how conservationists can use machine learning to track poachers and save rhinos! Brilliant execution and really engaging! All my son wanted to do today was watch. Was v reluctant to start but now he's happily classifying photos for his model! Thank you.

Parent of a Participant

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Scotland’s Enterprising Schools

Rouken Glen Park
Rouken Glen Rd
G46 7JN
United Kingdom

+44 (0)141 406 7722

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