Brampton partnering with youth program aimed to develop cyber security skills

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With technology constantly changing and evolving, it’s important to keep up to date and be equipped with the knowledge required to avoid cyber attacks and protect personal data as much as possible.

With youth now using technology more than ever, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important that they have the skills required to protect themselves, too.

The City of Brampton recently announced their partnership in delivering a youth program called Catalyst Cyber Camp, aimed to help youth learn important cybersecurity skills.

The program, which is free until September 4, will offer youth the opportunity to be part of a competitive, fun virtual environment while they learn important skills. 

Catalyst Cyber Camp will enable youth to become immersed in solving cybersecurity challenges while introducing them to cybersecurity as a potential career path and most importantly, teaching them how to protect themselves and their data online.

Five hundred youth from Brampton (ages 13 to 18) will be eligible to enroll in the program on a first-come-first-served basis.

The camp will feature a series of digital challenges within a fun and interactive storyline, with over 400 hours of games, activities and puzzles.

With all of the activities that have been put on hold this year due to COVID-19, opportunities like this one are even more unique and valuable,” said Mayor Patrick Brown in a video promoting the program. 

Participation will take place entirely online, from their homes. There are no in-person activities.

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