TechForce Cyber talks Cyber Security to Portlethen Academy students

Arbrar Khan (third from left) with Portlethen Academy pupils

TECHFORCE Cyber, a leading name in the cybersecurity in the city recently had the privilege of engaging with the talented Cybersecurity students of Portlethen Academy in Aberdeen. The visit, led by TechForce Cyber team member Abrar Khan, aimed to impart invaluable insights and foster a passion for cybersecurity among the bright minds of S4-S6.

Abrar, representing TechForce Cyber, took the students on a captivating journey through the intricate world of cybersecurity. Covering topics ranging from emerging cyber threats to crucial aspects of digital safety, Abrar provided practical tips that are essential in navigating the complexities of today’s digital landscape. The session was an immersive experience designed to enhance the students’ understanding of online security.  Abrar asked students to share their perspectives on cybersecurity and what they discovered was eye-opening and certainly worth sharing.

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Abrar commented:

“One of the most thought-provoking parts of our discussion revolved around the idea that our online activities and the devices we use, such as phones and smart speakers, may be listening to us. We emphasized that once something is posted online, it can stay there forever. This sparked a conversation about the importance of digital privacy and the need to be mindful of what we share online.

Rather than promoting fear and avoidance of technology, we encouraged the kids to look at the positive aspects of digital innovation and to adopt safe practices to ensure their digital hygiene. We drew parallels between taking care of our physical and emotional health and taking care of our digital well-being. The discussion left us with the belief that with the right knowledge and habits, we can navigate the digital world securely and confidently.

Connecting with the brilliant young minds at Portlethen Academy was an enriching experience for me. As I shared insights on cybersecurity, I witnessed the spark of curiosity and potential in these students. Nurturing their interest is not just about securing the digital world; it’s about igniting a passion that will shape the future of cybersecurity.”

Beyond imparting knowledge, Abrar’s genuine passion for cybersecurity shone through, inspiring the next generation to explore the dynamic and rewarding career opportunities within this ever-evolving field. His engaging presentation not only showcased the importance of cybersecurity but also emphasized the critical role young minds can play in shaping the future of digital security.

TechForce Cyber has thanked Portlethen Academy and the teaching staff for opening its doors and allowing them the opportunity to connect with and inspire the cybersecurity enthusiasts of tomorrow. The collaboration reflects their commitment to nurturing talent, promoting cybersecurity awareness, and contributing to the educational journey of aspiring professionals. 

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