17th
 Jun
2016
Game Jam date announced! Student participants needed!
Take part in the Department of Computing’s first ever Game Jam!

31st May 2016, Creative Edge.


We’re looking for 18 students who are interested in games to spend a couple of hours helping us in generating ideas for some educational games.

What is a Game Jam?
A game jam is a gathering of games enthusiasts who come together to discuss, plan, design, and create games within a short period of time.

At the Game Jam we will be discussing:
  • What are the most popular games amongst your peers today?
  • Why do you think these are popular?
  • Which platform (hardware software) do you use?
  • Do you play games alone or with someone else?
And also spending some time in groups to generate new games ideas.

Prizes will be on offer for the best concept and all students taking part will get a Game Jam t-shirt as a memento!

To take part email michael.banford@edgehill.ac.uk just expressing your interest. The first 18 students will be picked so don't delay!
Posted in CyberGaTE by Admin
Posted 17th Jun 2016
17th
 May
2016
New standards for Information Security published
Published last month by the Tech Partnership, A new set of National Occupational standards for Information Security has been released, defining the capabilities required for those training to enter and professionals in the information security field.

Working in collaboration with employers from around the UK, the standards provide the foundations for qualifications and training in information security. Looking across levels 3 to 6, the standards cover:

Information Security Governance; Risk Assessment and Management; Secure Development and Security Architecture; Business Resilience; Audit, Compliance and Assurance; Intrusion Detection, Incident Investigation and Management, and Digital Forensic; Secure Operations Management, Vulnerability Assessments, and Identity and Access Management; and Security Testing.
Posted in CyberGaTE by Admin
Posted 17th May 2016
03rd
 May
2016
Project Assistants recruited – more needed!
CyberGaTE is pleased to announce the first two Project Assistants have been appointed: Manzi Kagina and Callum Green. Both Manzi and Callum will be working on the cloud, classroom-as-a-service, infrastructure.

The application process for our gamification Project Assistants is ongoing; vacancies for these roles are still open!

Are you studying Games Programming and want to work on CyberGaTE? Apply now, the closing date is 09/05/16.

Edit: The application process is now closed.
Posted in CyberGaTE by Admin
Posted 03rd May 2016
08th
 Apr
2016
Project Assistant vacancies released
As CyberGaTE moves into its second work package, we’ve now released a number of Project Assistant vacancies to work on the gamification of the learning scenarios (the E-Learning Developer) and the virtual classroom-as-a-service infrastructure (the Cloud Infrastructure Assistant).

Edit: The application process is now closed.
Posted in CyberGaTE by Admin
Posted 08th Apr 2016
11th
 Feb
2016
CyberGaTE project launched
To address the growing threat of cyber-attacks across the UK, the Higher Education Academy (HEA) has worked with the Department for Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) to grant Edge Hill University more than £39,000 to improve cyber security teaching and learning.

Recent global studies indicate that while various universities offer courses related to cyber security, there remains a serious shortage of cyber security professionals to meet the demand of this rapidly growing sector.

Read the full article on the Edge Hill website
Posted in CyberGaTE by Admin
Posted 11th Feb 2016
06th
 Feb
2016
Cybersecurity principles and learning outcomes for computer science and IT-related degrees.
(ISC)2 and CPHC have produced a briefing document and white paper designed to provide course designers and course accreditors with a manual to help them embed cybersecurity into degree modules and associated syllabi.

Five cybersecurity themes are described for inclusion into Computing Science and IT-related degrees, along with their associated core concepts, principles and learning outcomes.

http://cert.isc2.org/isc2-cphc-whitepaper/
Posted in CSKE by Chris Beaumont
Posted 06th Feb 2016
31st
 Jan
2016
Quote of the day from UK Information Commissioner
“Some say data is the new oil. Well, it’s also the new asbestos.” #LEAD2016
Posted in CSKE by Chris Beaumont
Posted 31st Jan 2016
18th
 Jan
2016
Charities Security Forum (CSF): “Why should I join?”
The Charities Security Forum (CSF) is a group of security people working for charities, addressing the information security problems affecting mainly/only charities. Their membership is 340 charities and growing, across the UK and covers the names you would expect – Salvation Army, CR-UK plus some surprises- The Scout Association, National Trust and many others.

Their website is: http://www.charitiessecurityforum.org.uk/

Below is a leaflet on the benefits

CSF – Benefits of membership
Posted in CSKE by Kenneth Popay
Posted 18th Jan 2016
08th
 Dec
2015
FACiLiTATE Employability Seminar!
On Friday 11th December 2015, project leaders Dr Chris Beaumont and Michael Banford will be attending an Employability Seminar, presenting information from the Cyber Security Knowledge Exchange to explore how Problem Based Learning and E-Learning can be used to enhance Employability for students by working along side academics and industry partners.

The seminar is being hosted by FACiLiTATE and will run from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT) at Trinity College, Dublin. Other academics and researchers will also be present at the event, showcasing their findings and research as well as Dr Bart Rienties (Open University) as a Keynote speaker for the event.

To find out more information or book your tickets, please click the following link: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/facilitate-employability-and-transfer-epbl-research-and-practice-seminar-tickets-19377198723
Posted in CSKE by Kenneth Popay
Posted 08th Dec 2015
27th
 Oct
2015
Direction of the MOOC and development progress
After consolidation with stakeholders the MOOC will take a new direction and focus purely on the teaching and learning regarding the Knowledge Exchange Model (KEM). This means the teaching will combine the KEM and the Learning and Consulting Framework (LCF).

The MOOC will consist of 4 stages with each one being unique and incorporating the LCF in each stage. The combination and structure will mean efficient replication and innovation from other academic institutions that want to implement industry relevant and interesting course content and increase learning capabilities from students.

The MOOC is currently nearing the end of the introduction phase of development and nearing phase 1 of the KEM: Capture.
Posted in CSKE by Kenneth Popay
Posted 27th Oct 2015