The best defense is a good offense!
Cybercrime is increasing and can strike at any time. Good preparation – in the form of a compass to navigate the online world and sort the real from the fake – is essential to protecting oneself against fraud and other cybersecurity threats.
This course opens students’ eyes to the complex world of cybersecurity in a personalized and adapted approach. Built around real-world examples and exercises, the course equips students with the knowledge and tools to take action. They get to learn in a comfortable environment with an adapted pace, and instructors will tailor the course content to teach according to the capabilities or prior knowledge of the student.
Students also learn about proactive defense against online threats and are expected to find solutions using logic and fundamental programming skills, as well as creativity and resourcefulness!
Hackers hack because they love to learn by playing around. Our students are encouraged to do the same!
You can also sign up for this course in two alternative formats: online class to benefit from flexible dates, or in-person camp in Switzerland during school holidays.
Minimum recommended learning hours 8-12 hours
- Age: 13+
- Skill level: beginner
- No programming experience is required but students should be comfortable with computers.
- A personal laptop and USB key is required
- Completion of a ‘’course familiarity form”
allowing instructors to gage the level of
the class and fine-tune the planned
teaching. (Please note that this is not a
test, but rather a way to understand what
course content students may already be
With the help of your tutor, personalize your learning objectives following a choice from the list of chapters below:
- Binary – the language of computers, how
is it important in cybersecurity?
- Google-Fu – how to ask good questions
and do their own recon and research
- Linux – Using hackers’ favorite
- Cryptography – cracking secret messages
and understanding their role on the
- Web exploitation – exploring the inner
workings of internet and the many ways in
which websites can be hacked
- Practical computer safety – how long does it take to crack the password you’re currently using?
- Challenges – Competing in cybersecurity capture the flag
- Images of their choice with their own information hidden in the bits of the image
- Secret messages created with their very own encryption scheme
- Their own vulnerable website for their classmates to try and hack
- A demonstration of them hacking a remote computer for their parents (to reassure them about their new hacker powers!)
A typical day in class – involves games, exercises, quizzes, framework designs, class discussions and more!
Learning Management System (LMS) – Together with your instructor, you will be accessing course materials on our “Learn Dash” educational course platform. This platform will give you access to all your course materials, from exercises to evaluations and more.