Development of a Gamified Cybersecurity Learning Portal for Key Stage 3 Students

Joshua Smith


Supervised by Yulia Cherdantseva; Moderated by Xianfang Sun

Cybersecurity is a growing concern in the UK due to the rising threat of cybercrimes, yet there is a lack of individuals who possess the necessary skills to mitigate them. The failure to recruit young people into cybersecurity career pathways has been identified as a reason for this problem. This project aims to address the disconnect between the increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals and the limited size of the future cybersecurity workforce. To encourage more young people to pursue cybersecurity careers, a secure online learning portal was created that utilises gamification techniques to enhance motivation and engagement among Key Stage 3 audiences. Ultimately, this project seeks to inspire the future cybersecurity workforce through a gamified learning experience.

Initial Plan (06/02/2023) [Zip Archive]

Final Report (10/05/2023) [Zip Archive]

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