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The Young Cyber Security Summer Experience

Ages 15-18 London OR Live Online

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Overview

The Cyber Security Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree, fully immersive experience of working in cyber security in London.

Over the course of 15 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of cyber that one can imagine: participating in a Cyber Criminal v Cyber Security exercise, taking on the role of a Cyber detective to infiltrate a dark web hub and undertaking a Cyber Security escape room to retrieve valuable data against the clock

Also available on the Experience are immersive visits to the heart of Westminster to become a national Cyber Security consultant, experiences with a top 20 tech firm and a private networking session inside London’s Studio City Warehouse.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful lawyer.

Highlights


Immersive Cyber Security Experiences:

  • Participate in a Cyber Criminal v Cyber Security Expert exercise: put a company’s IT security to the test as you search for weaknesses and develop remediation strategies
  • Take on the role of a Cyber detective and infiltrate a Dark web hub, uncovering the criminals responsible for the illegal operation
  • Undertake a Cyber Security escape room and retrieve valuable data from an ex-employee against the clock
  • Become a national Cyber Security consultant and defeat Cyberterrorists deep in the heart of Westminster
  • Experience with top 20 tech firms in the heart of East London’s Tech City
  • Private networking session inside London’s Studio Spaces Warehouse

Senior Cyber experts From A Variety Of Specialities:

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with cyber experts from world-renowned firms specialising in white hat hacking, data loss prevention, penetration testing and more.
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career

Personalised Career Coaching:

  • Bespoke career coaching: receive training on how to land the most desirable jobs in Cyber Security and a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions
  • Securing a place at a top-tier university: work alongside admissions officers from the UK’s leading educational institutions to map out your university and degree choices, extra-curricular activities, and work experience; and receive expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing 
  • Excelling at university: take part in a private tour of Royal Holloway; attend a thought-provoking lecture; discuss your insights with likeminded individuals; and network with leading academics
  • Master the recruitment process: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from senior hiring managers on what they are looking for in candidate applications, interviews and assessment centres

    Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

    • Attending the Experience demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as penetration testing, communication and problem solving, which are highly-valued by top universities
    • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/College applications.

    World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

    • Experience two of the best universities on the planet: Royal Holloway and UCL (London).
    • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the Experience, creating an invaluable lifetime network.

    Design Your Own Experience:

    • Choose to attend the 15-Day, 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience. You can also opt to attend this Summer Experience "Live Online" choosing between the 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience.
    • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at University of London’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation. 

     

     

    Fees, Eligibility and Options

    This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required; our professionals will give you all the training you need. There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis so encourage you to register as soon as possible.

    The Summer Experience will take place three times – once beginning 8th July 2022, once beginning 22nd July 2022 and the other beginning 19th August 2022. You can choose either the 15-Day, 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience.

    The Live Online Summer Experience will begin on 12th August 2022. You can choose either 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience.

    Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. Places are highly limited. The only way to guarantee your place is to click 'Register Now' and enter your details.

    In select circumstances, we can offer payment by instalments, which requires a 50% deposit. To speak to a Student Experience Manager about your personal circumstances please click here OR email us at info@investin.org OR call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089.

    *Locations only apply to the In-Person Summer Experience. For the Live Online Summer Experience, all sessions where locations are specified will take place virtually.

    Internship Name In-Person 5-Day Summer Experience In-Person 10-Day Summer Experience In-Person 15-Day Summer Experience 'Live Online' 5-Day Summer Experience 'Live Online' 10-Day Summer Experience
    Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15 Days 1-5 Days 1-10
    Participate in a Cyber Criminal v Cyber Security Expert exercise
    Undertake a Cyber Security escape room and retrieve valuable data from an ex-employee against the clock
    Take on the role of a Cyber detective and infiltrate a Dark web hub
    Experience with top 20 tech firms in the heart of East London’s Tech City
    Become a national Cyber Security consultant in the heart of Westminster
    Private networking session inside London’s Studio Spaces Warehouse (virtual networking in the case of our Live Online experience)
    Coaching on mastering every aspect of the recruitment process to secure top Cyber Security jobs
    Personalised career coaching: receive a dynamic, bespoke development plan to help you reach the height of your career ambitions
    Training on securing a place to study at a top-tier university
    Summer Experience (without accommodation or meals)
    £1350

    £2600

    £3750

    £595

    £995
    Additional price for University of London accommodation (private single en-suite rooms) with all meals and guardianship included
    £600

    £1350

    £2100

    n/a

    n/a
    Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
    £100

    £100

    £100

    n/a

    n/a

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE EXPERIENCE

    DAY 2 – THE TECH REVOLUTION

    DAY 3 - SECURING COMPUTER SYSTEMS

    DAY 4 – CYBER CRIMINALS V SECURITY EXPERTS

    DAY 5 –CYBER ESCAPE ROOMS

    DAY 6 - NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CONSULTANTS

    DAY 7 – FINTECH AND CYBER

    DAY 8 – CYBER IN LONDON

    DAY 9 – CYBER SECURITY ETHICS

    DAY 10 – DIGITAL FORENSICS

    DAY 11 –CAREERMAX

    DAY 12 – ENTER ROYAL HOLLOWAY

    DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE EXPERIENCE

    2.00pmStart

    Begin your journey to becoming a top cyber security specialist. Over the next 5 days, you will be fully immersed in the fundamental roles and duties in cyber security including: i) creating the next ‘Smart’ product of the future and identifying cyber security risks, ii) designing the most efficient and secure network for a multinational organisation, and iii) participating in a red team/blue team exercise to identify weaknesses in a company’s IT security and report back to the company’s CEO with remediation techniques. Through a series of activities, workshops and group projects, you will also develop crucial soft/transferable skills focusing on leadership, consulting and problem-solving. Throughout the Experience you will work with, and receive high level feedback from, experienced professionals in the cyber security industry.

    AfternoonThe Summer Experience Begins

    - Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top cyber security expert
    - Keynote speech by the programme director: discover what the Summer Experience has in store and how to make the most of this unique experience
    - Immersive group activities: develop crucial problem-solving skills for the Summer Experience ahead, including teamwork, attention-to-detail and consultancy skills
    - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow interns – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can act as powerful contacts for your future career

    6.00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – THE TECH REVOLUTION

    10.00amStart

    MorningHow Technology Is Changing the World

    The Digital Age is now, and with it comes a greater cyber threat than ever!....

    - Explore ground-breaking examples of disruptive technology which have stamped their mark in history - Tech is everywhere: discover how the Internet of Things (IoT) and other digital transformations have made technology an all-encompassing facet of modern life- Think like a pioneer: design the next ‘Smart’ object that will revolutionise our lives and assess the security risks it may pose to its users
    - In a world where technology is pervasive, recognise the increasingly important role of cyber security in our daily lives

    AfternoonCyberspace: The New Threat Landscape

    - Discover the latest trends in the cyber threat landscape
    - Realise the longevity of your actions on the internet
    - Clean up your data exhaust and control your active data footprint
    -Dispel common hacking myths by separating fact from fiction in some of TV & film’s most famous hacking scenes

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 3 - SECURING COMPUTER SYSTEMS

    10.00amStart

    MorningThe world of White Hat Hacking

    Cybercriminals can target computer systems at every layer, from their applications to their hardware
    - Discover the tools available to create the most secure software in an iconic venue within East London’s tech city
    - Understand the importance of penetration testing as a tool to detect design flaws and insecure configurations
    - Become a White Hat Hacker as you try to make your way into a “secure” system and extract critical information
    - Perform a SQL injection to gain access to important data with expert guidance from a real-life pen-tester

    AfternoonSecuring Networks and Hardware

    - Hardware can be hacked too: discover the ins and outs of computer hardware and its vulnerabilities
    - Explore the biggest risks to computer networks and the sophisticated techniques cyber criminals use to target them
    - Lead your team to victory in a race to design the most efficient network for a large international organisation
    - Prepare a report for the organisation identifying potential network security risks and proposing mitigation techniques
    - Receive valuable live feedback from experts in cyber security

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 4 – CYBER CRIMINALS V SECURITY EXPERTS

    10.00amStart

    MorningThe mind of a Cybercriminal: Think Like the Enemy

    Perform your first Red Team/Blue Team exercise: a core Cyber Security assessment process designed to gauge the strength of an organisation’s security measures and identify where improvements can be made

    - Put a company’s IT security to the test as you and your team search for weaknesses
    - Social engineering the human target: identify the employees’ high-risk behaviours that leave them exposed to cyberattacks
    - Using the same manipulative tactics as real-world hackers, exploit the company’s vulnerabilities to extract critical information from their computer systems
    - Report back to the company’s CEO on all the security risks that you discovered

    AfternoonSecurity Experts: On the Defence

    - Play defence against cybercriminals: protect the company’s critical assets against any kind of cyber threat
    - Conduct an analysis of the company’s security systems to identify vulnerabilities
    - Anticipate future attacks and develop remediation strategies
    - Offer guidance to the company’s IT team by proposing improvements to their security protocols and employee cyber-awareness

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 5 –CYBER ESCAPE ROOMS

    10.00amStart

    MorningThe Great Escape

    After being fired, a disgruntled ex-employee restricted access to his ex-company’s vital files. You and your teammates have been hired to retrieve the company’s data before time runs out

    - Work your way through a series of cyber-security-themed challenges and brain teasers to extract the company’s lost information
    - In your teams, crack codes and solve problems to make your way into the company’s computer systems and retrieve the company’s information in time
    - Put your expert knowledge gained throughout the Experience to the test
    -Race against the clock and avoid penalties for going over time – will your team be the first to escape?

    AfternoonCareer Coaching: How to Land a Top Job in Cyber

    The core knowledge you need to plan your pathway to becoming a top cyber security expert

    - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Subject choices at A-level/IB/university and more
    - Securing work experience, designing impactful CVs/resumes and powerful interview techniques
    - Coaching from experienced cyber security experts on what you can do now to stand out in the future

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 6 - NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CONSULTANTS

    10.00amStart


    Now that you have explored the core duties of a cyber security expert, it is time for you to discover the role of cyber security experts in different job sectors by: i) becoming a national cyber security consultant and preventing imminent cyber warfare, ii) designing the safety features for a mobile banking app, and iii) researching the use of AI to rapidly detect cyber threats in London’s future infrastructure. Throughout the next five days, you will be working alongside and networking with professionals from top cyber security agencies and corporations.

    MorningVisit a World-Renowned Cyber Security Agency

    Explore the role of cyber security consultants in politics: from governmental surveillance to election hacking

    - Take a tour around a leading cyber security organisation: engage with leading industry professionals and discover the core concepts at the intersection of politics and cyber security
    - Debate key ethical issues surrounding an individual’s right to privacy and governmental surveillance
    - Explore the battleground of the 21st century: Cyberwarfare and Cyberterrorism
    - Look to the future: what role should government play in ensuring Cyber Security for its citizens?

    AfternoonA Nation State Cyber Attack

    - Breaking news! The government has detected an imminent cyber-attack
    - Work with your peers and assume the role of information security officers as you formulate an effective preventative approach to protect governmental assets
    - Compete to devise the most effective and cost-efficient solutions and react to changing situational circumstances
    - Present your proposals to leading industry experts and receive live feedback

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 7 – FINTECH AND CYBER

    10.00amStart

    MorningFintech & Cyber Security

    Our finances are more at risk than ever! Explore how cybercriminals target money – from the big banks to the individual

    - The cybercriminal’s gold-mine: explore how the abundance of data and mass-digitisation of the financial sector makes it the most cybercrime-targeted industry
    - Cyber mugging’: discover the new cyber threats we face as we move towards a “cashless” society
    - Increase your awareness of the deceptive techniques used to manipulate people into divulging confidential or personal information
    - Devise creative ideas to promote cybercrime awareness and prevention

    AfternoonDesigning a Secure Mobile Banking App

    - Design with safety in mind: you have been commissioned by a fintech start-up to devise the security features of their mobile banking app
    - Explore the most popular data encryption methods and choose the right one for your product
    - Discover the wide variety of user authentication processes from 2-step verification to facial recognition – can you design the next big thing?
    - Strike the right balance: ensure the protection of user data and personal information without compromising on user experience (UX)

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 8 – CYBER IN LONDON

    10.00amStart

    MorningThe Past & Present

    Explore the technological evolution of London and play an active role in shaping the future of cyber security

    - Dive into the evolution of the City of London over the last century and how data and technology has allowed the city to become globally recognised
    - Learn the vital role of cyber security in protecting London’s digital infrastructure and inhabitants from cyber attacks
    - Examine the role of TfL’s Cyber Security and Incident Response Team in protecting London’s transport technology infrastructure and keeping London moving
    - Have your say: What examples of cyber security application have helped to make London what it is today?

    AfternoonThe Future of London

    - Megacity: With London predicted to become a megacity by 2030, decipher how the city will cope with increasing cyber security threats
    - Work on a project to prepare London’s transport, housing and commercial sectors for increased digitisation and cybercrime prevention
    - How will cybercrime and cyber security evolve? Discuss the future of the industry and brainstorm new technologies that will revolutionise cyber security
    - Look to implement Artificial Intelligence to rapidly identify potential threats and allow London to continue to prosper

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 9 – CYBER SECURITY ETHICS

    10.00amStart

    MorningExperience top 20 tech firms in London

    Discover why London attracts and inspires the brightest minds in tech from around the world

    - Experience a walking tour of one of London’s most dynamic and enterprising districts: East London Tech City
    - Learn why London is a global hub for technological innovation
    - Discover and be inspired by the success stories behind London’s booming tech start-up industry
    - Explore first-hand the exciting developments happening today in London’s tech ecosystem

    AfternoonCyber Security Ethics & Regulatory Law


    - The Cyber Security landscape is ever evolving but can its legal framework adapt at the same pace?
    - A “Taste of Devastation”! Discover how historic Cyber Security attacks have left public health services teetering on the brink of collapse…
    - Work in groups to deconstruct the legal and ethical issues raised by a Cyber Security breach and identify key stakeholders.
    - Discuss whether current data protection and regulatory laws are adequate in dealing with one of the most complex challenges of our digital age.
    -Take on industry professionals in a moral, technical, and legal debate over the proper regulation of Cyber Security in a world increasingly reliant on – and abusive of – personal data.

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 10 – DIGITAL FORENSICS

    10.00am Start

    MorningHunting for Cybercriminals

    Enter the world of Digital Forensics, a field dedicated to investigating any crimes that involves using electronic devices
    - Beyond the open internet: navigate the depths of the Dark Web and the illegal activity it hosts
    - Explore the world of Digital Forensics and its role at the forefront of the fight against cybercrime
    - Infiltrate a Dark Web Marketplace and uncover the criminals behind it
    - Discover the techniques used to bring down illegal transactions in the cyber-underworld

    AfternoonPrivate Networking Event

    Put your professional networking skills into practice at InvestIN’s Private Network Event…
    - Put your newfound knowledge to the test
    - Take part in a private networking session with top penetration testers, cyber security consultants and chief of information security officers
    - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
    - Receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 11 –CAREERMAX

    10.30am Start

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in cyber security
    - Personal development plan: work with a careers expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonUniversity Applications

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next
    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with UCAS staff, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - University and degree choices: making the right decisions to maximise your career potential
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned educational institution

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 12 – ENTER ROYAL HOLLOWAY

    10.30am Start

    MorningWelcome to University

    Congratulations! You have been accepted into your first-choice university – it’s time to start preparing

    - University tour: private tour of Royal Holloway, a founding member of the International Cyber Security Centre of Excellence, led by current students, who will guide you through the abundant opportunities available to you there
    - Academic lecture: meet academics from the Department of Computer Science and experience a real-life lecture
    - Meet the university team: attend an exclusive networking lunch with students, academics and lecturers from the Department of Computer Science

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Students

    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic, reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals and begin to generate your initial hypotheses
    - The research project: work effectively as part of a team to research and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics from the Department of Computer Science
    - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    10.30am Start

    MorningGraduate Applications

    You’re in your final year of study and it is time to start thinking about life after university

    - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and the impetus it can add to your graduate job applications
    - Killer CVs: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from hiring managers from the tech industry on what they are looking for in candidate resumes
    - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at a renowned cyber security agency as you screen a set of graduate CVs and select which candidates you would like to interview

    AfternoonGraduate Interviews

    - The graduate recruiter was impressed by your knockout CV and you have now been invited to interview for the role…

    - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
    - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions
    - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax week. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    10.30am Start

    MorningEnter the Assessment Centre

    Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a graduate role at a cyber security agency and are among the top-ranked candidates invited to the final stage assessment centre

    - Graduate assessments: discover the different types of activities you will be faced with during an assessment centre and the core competencies that recruiters are looking for
    - Psychometric tests: experience a series of psychometric tests that will gauge your suitability for your dream role and receive feedback on your performance
    - In tray exercise: tackle a series of challenging in tray exercises and impress your prospective employer with your calm and organised approach to work

    AfternoonGThe Group Exercise

    - The task: receive an exciting technical group exercise brief, meet your group and establish individual members’ strengths and areas of expertise
    - Group discussion: master the art of managing discussions during group assessment centre activities as you collaborate with your team and evaluate one another’s contributions
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively and wow the assessors with your outstanding approach to teamwork and leadership
    - The assessment interview: keep a cool head as you tackle a series of challenging group interview questions and impress your prospective employer with your responses

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    10.30am Start

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    -Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day 14 assessment centre, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Experience, with closing remarks from the Programme Director

    1.00pmClose

    DAY 1 – THE TECH REVOLUTION

    DAY 2 – SECURING COMPUTER SYSTEMS

    DAY 3 – CYBER CRIMINALS V SECURITY EXPERTS

    DAY 4 –CYBER SPECIALITIES

    DAY 5 –CYBER ESCAPE ROOMS

    DAY 6 –CAREERMAX

    DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

    DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – THE TECH REVOLUTION

    11:00amStart

    Begin your journey to becoming a top cyber security specialist. Over the next 5 days, you will be fully immersed in the fundamental roles and duties in cyber security including: i) creating the next ‘Smart’ product of the future and identifying cyber security risks, ii) designing the most efficient and secure network for a multinational organisation, and iii) participating in a red team/blue team exercise to identify weaknesses in a company’s IT security and report back to the company’s CEO with remediation techniques. Through a series of activities, workshops and group projects, you will also develop crucial soft/transferable skills focusing on leadership, consulting and problem-solving. Throughout the Experience you will work with, and receive high level feedback from, experienced professionals in the cyber security industry.

    MorningHow Technology Is Changing the World

    The Digital Age is now, and with it comes a greater cyber threat than ever

    - Explore ground-breaking examples of disruptive technology which have stamped their mark in history
    - Tech is everywhere: discover how the Internet of Things (IoT) and other digital transformations have made technology an all-encompassing facet of modern life
    - Think like a pioneer: design the next ‘Smart’ object that will revolutionise our lives and assess the security risks it may pose to its users
    - In a world where technology is pervasive, recognise the increasingly important role of cyber security in our daily lives

    AfternoonCyberspace: The New Threat Landscape

    - Discover the latest trends in the cyber threat landscape
    - Realise the longevity of your actions on the internet
    - Clean up your data exhaust and control your active data footprint
    - Dispel common hacking myths by separating fact from fiction in some of TV & film’s most famous hacking scenes

    4:30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – SECURING COMPUTER SYSTEMS

    10:00amStart

    MorningThe world of White Hat Hacking

    Cybercriminals can target computer systems at every layer, from their applications to their hardware

    - Discover the tools available to create the most secure software in an iconic venue within East London’s tech city
    - Understand the importance of penetration testing as a tool to detect design flaws and insecure configurations
    -Become a White Hat Hacker as you try to make your way into a “secure” system and extract critical information
    - Perform a SQL injection to gain access to important data with expert guidance from a real-life pen-tester

    AfternoonSecuring Networks and Hardware

    - Hardware can be hacked too: discover the ins and outs of computer hardware and its vulnerabilities
    - Explore the biggest risks to computer networks and the sophisticated techniques cyber criminals use to target them
    - Lead your team to victory in a race to design the most efficient network for a large international organisation
    - Prepare a report for the organisation identifying potential network security risks and proposing mitigation techniques
    - Receive valuable live feedback from experts in cyber security

    4:30pmStart

    DAY 3 – CYBER CRIMINALS V SECURITY EXPERTS

    11:00amStart

    MorningThe mind of a Cybercriminal: Think Like the Enemy

    Perform your first Red Team/Blue Team exercise: a core Cyber Security assessment process designed to gauge the strength of an organisation’s security measures and identify where improvements can be made

    - Put a company’s IT security to the test as you and your team search for weaknesses
    - Social engineering the human target: identify the employees’ high-risk behaviours that leave them exposed to cyberattacks
    - Using the same manipulative tactics as real-world hackers, exploit the company’s vulnerabilities to extract critical information from their computer systems
    - Report back to the company’s CEO on all the security risks that you discovered

    AfternoonSecurity Experts: On the Defence

    - Play defence against cybercriminals: protect the company’s critical assets against any kind of cyber threat
    - Conduct an analysis of the company’s security systems to identify vulnerabilities
    - Anticipate future attacks and develop remediation strategies
    - Offer guidance to the company’s IT team by proposing improvements to their security protocols and employee cyber-awareness

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 4 –CYBER SPECIALITIES

    MorningA Nation State Cyber Attack

    - Breaking news! The government has detected an imminent cyber-attack
    - Work with your peers and assume the role of information security officers as you formulate an effective preventative approach to protect governmental assets
    - Compete to devise the most effective and cost-efficient solutions and react to changing situational circumstances
    - Present your proposals to leading industry experts and receive live feedback

    AfternoonDesigning a Secure Mobile Banking App

    - Design with safety in mind: you have been commissioned by a fintech start-up to devise the security features of their mobile banking app
    - Explore the most popular data encryption methods and choose the right one for your product
    - Discover the wide variety of user authentication processes from 2-step verification to facial recognition – can you design the next big thing?
    - Strike the right balance: ensure the protection of user data and personal information without compromising on user experience (UX)

    4:30pmClose

    11:0am|Start|The world of Cyber Security is rapidly changing, learn from specialists about a range of fields your career-path in cyber could open up for you.

    DAY 5 –CYBER ESCAPE ROOMS

    11:00amStart

    MorningThe Great Escape

    After being fired, a disgruntled ex-employee restricted access to his ex-company’s vital files. You and your teammates have been hired to retrieve the company’s data before time runs out

    - Work your way through a series of cyber-security-themed challenges and brain teasers to extract the company’s lost information
    - In your teams, crack codes and solve problems to make your way into the company’s computer systems and retrieve the company’s information in time
    - Put your expert knowledge gained throughout the Experience to the test
    - Race against the clock and avoid penalties for going over time – will your team be the first to escape?

    AfternoonCareer Coaching and Private Networking

    The core knowledge you need to plan your pathway to becoming a top cyber security expert

    - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Subject choices at A-level/IB/university and more
    - Securing work experience, designing impactful CVs/resumes and powerful interview techniques
    - Coaching from experienced cyber security experts on what you can do now to stand out in the future
    - Exclusive private networking with leaders in various fields of Cyber Security

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 6 –CAREERMAX

    11:00amStart

    Over the next five days, you will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in each of the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job: i) securing a place at a top-tier university ii) excelling in your studies iii) mastering every aspect of the recruitment process and procuring a top job in cyber security post-university. In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes.

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in cyber security

    - Personal development plan: work with a careers expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonUniversity Applications

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next

    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with UCAS staff, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - University and degree choices: making the right decisions to maximise your career potential
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned educational institution

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 7 – ENTER UNIVERSITY

    11:00amStart

    Morning Congratulations, you’ve been accepted into your first choice university – it’s time to start preparing!

    - University life: experience a day in the life of a university student and be guided through the array of opportunities available to you at university
    - University forum: attend an exclusive networking session with students from a range of top-tier universities and have all your burning questions answered
    - Academic lecture: meet academics from various departments and experience a university-style lecture

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Student

    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic, reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals and begin to generate your initial hypotheses
    - The research project: work effectively as part of a team to research and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
    - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 8 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    11:00amStart

    MorningGraduate Applications

    You’re in your final year of study and it is time to start thinking about life after university

    - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and the impetus it can add to your graduate job applications
    - Killer CVs: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from hiring managers from the tech industry on what they are looking for in candidate resumes
    - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at a renowned cyber security agency as you screen a set of graduate CVs and select which candidates you would like to interview

    AfternoonGraduate Interviews

    The graduate recruiter was impressed by your knockout CV and you have now been invited to interview for the role…

    - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
    - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions
    - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax week. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 9 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    11:00amStart

    MorningEnter the Assessment Centre

    Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a graduate role at a cyber security agency and are among the top-ranked candidates invited to the final stage assessment centre

    - Graduate assessments: discover the different types of activities you will be faced with during an assessment centre and the core competencies that recruiters are looking for
    - Psychometric tests: experience a series of psychometric tests that will gauge your suitability for your dream role and receive feedback on your performance
    - In tray exercise: tackle a series of challenging in tray exercises and impress your prospective employer with your calm and organised approach to work

    AfternoonThe Group Exercise

    - The task: receive an exciting technical group exercise brief, meet your group and establish individual members’ strengths and areas of expertise
    - Group discussion: master the art of managing discussions during group assessment centre activities as you collaborate with your team and evaluate one another’s contributions
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively and wow the assessors with your outstanding approach to teamwork and leadership
    - The assessment interview: keep a cool head as you tackle a series of challenging group interview questions and impress your prospective employer with your responses

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    11:00amStart

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    It’s time to reflect on the Experience and plan your next steps
    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day 9 assessment centre, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan

    AfternoonProject Launchpad

    - Take off into your future: choose between five bespoke challenges designed to develop core skills in Cyber Security, building on your time with InvestIN and taking crucial steps on your path to becoming a top accountant
    - The project launchpad competition: take on your peers in order to win an exclusive prize, attend an awards ceremony in central London and embellish your CV with a standout extra-curricular experience
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the programme director

    4:30pmClose

    Venues, Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    22nd July – 5th August 2022 

    UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

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    In-Person

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

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    In-Person

    22nd July – 5th August 2022 

    UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

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    Online

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

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    AmbitionX

    As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

    COVID-19 Group

    We do not anticipate any Covid-related issues preventing us from delivering the in-person programme. Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic (including during the summers of 2020 and 2021), with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.

    In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). 

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