Public Service Innovation Fund recipient, UCD, hosts Cyber Security Junior Cycle Short Course Shared Learning Day

Public Service Innovation Fund 2022 recipient, University College Dublin (UCD), hosted a shared learning day for participating schools in the cyber security junior cycle short course programme on Friday 6th May. UCD received €40,000 this year to set up Cyber Resilience Education in Primary and Post-Primary School in Ireland. This initiative is ran in partnership with the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications. The short learning day was implemented alongside a working group comprising of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI), the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), and Cyber Ireland.

Minister of State Ossian Smyth TD attended an exhibition of participating schools’ projects in UCD’s O’Brien’s Centre for Science, ahead of delivering the opening address to the audience of students and their teachers. Further presentations were made by individual schools and professionals working in cyber security in Ireland.

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