Do you have what it takes?
The Cyber Escape Room is a realistic team-based puzzle game where you have to solve clues and complete tasks together in order to complete the challenge and escape the room. This enables university students to put on their thinking hats, and look at problems as a hacker would and in the process, learn key cybersecurity awareness concepts.
What’s in it for me as a university student?
You will be able to adopt new skills through an effective gamified learning approach and take away lessons learned from the puzzles and clues built within the cyber escape room whilst heightening your awareness about bad practices that people fall into.
The cyber escape room will engage players through facing a realistic scenario with a ransomware infected computer, caused by a negligent friend. Players will investigate the ‘infected laptop’ and partake in challenges to decrypt the ransomware and recover sensitive information. Participants need to solve 7 challenges to unlock the laptop and complete the challenge and be able to get out with all the prices. Remember, this will be a gaming activity that can be done as a team, so bring your friends and let’s see who is the best hacker of all.
How does it look?
Players will be greeted by a host who will brief them on the scenario and rules before starting. Once the players are ready, the countdown will start and the participants will play the role of security investigators brought in to decrypt the infected device.
Do you know what a ransomware is and how to crack it? From this exercise you will be able to take with you all the great technical tips to be one step ahead of the hackers. We will also provide supporting material, interactive activities and other great prizes you need to come for.