Northrop Grumman inspires schoolgirls via cyber workshop

Northrop Grumman inspires schoolgirls via cyber workshop

 December 04, 2019

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Prime employer for women, Northrop Grumman, attended the Cyber Schools Hub (CSH) event in Gloucestershire, UK, to empower over 800 girls through an exciting networking workshop.

CSH is a project that fosters collaboration between local schools, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), and companies who share the aim of encouraging young people to engage with computer science.

Cyber-related companies, including Northrop Grumman, volunteer with CSH and participate in a range of activities - from running practical sessions that show how exciting working in cyber security and computing can be, to employees talking with students about the subjects they took at school, how they got into cyber security and how they find working in the industry.

Inspiring young girls to consider cyber careers

CSH works with local industries to inspire students into considering cyber security careers. The project uses cyber security as a way to encourage a diverse range of students into taking up computer science, support students throughout their courses, and develop new resources to be made widely available for teachers

According to NCSC, schools within the project have seen a significant increase in the number of students wishing to study computer science at GCSE, A-Level, university and apprenticeship level.

In addition to running CSH, NCSC hosts the CyberFirst Girls Competition. The competition invites girls to form teams and take part in a series of online cyber security focused puzzles and challenges. It includes semi-finals throughout the UK, and a national final bringing together female talent from across the country. 

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