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Cyber Security Playground

Following on from positive feedback from last year’s Cyber Security Playground, the museum have given us the prime location in the main building on the busiest Saturday of half term with expected footfall between 1000 and 3000 people.

Women in Engineering

The event will educate and showcase some research and will feature:

  • Representation from GM Cyber Foundry –  stand and bluetooth vulnerability demonstrations
  • Teach Coding using scratch –  family coding activities including ‘code your own cipher’
  • Crack the code –  teaching basic Excel skills and family’s try and find Harriet the Hacker
  • Drive a Sphero and Code a Sphero through a  computer maze to try and stop the virus
  • Cyber Security Info Desk  – help desk  giving e-safety advice including spotting fake emails
  • Crack the code using Ceaser Cyphers. Colour station cybersecurity themed
  • Hands on: Build an artificial neuron, create a big brain (artificial neural network) and learn how memories work
  • ‘Trust me, I’m a computer’ – trust and risk of AI quiz ( ethically approved) to capture the opinions of the Manchester public
  • IEEE Women In Engineering STEM Careers stand  focusing on AI/Cyber
  • IBM stand – AI / Cyber
  • Cyber Playground  – Quiz with prizes
  • Entry and Exit Questions  /  assessing what has been learnt and PEG board drawings and questions

We have lots of volunteers from Manchester Metropolitan University (academics, technicians and students, GM Cyberfoundry, IBM and an alumni student who now works at the BBC).

The invent is sponsored by the Department of Computing and Maths,  IEEE Women in in Engineering UKI, IEEE Women in Computation Intelligence  who have all funded resources for the event.