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WORKSHOP ON "WSU CRYPTO LASER TAG" BY WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY, AUSTRALIA
Event Start Date : 30/11/2018 Event End Date 30/11/2018

WORKSHOP ON "WSU CRYPTO LASER TAG" BY WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY, AUSTRALIA

Recognizing the importance of Cyber - Security in today's digital world, a Cyber - Security Workshop - WSU Crypto Laser Tag  was organized by the School in association with Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia  for the students on 30th November, 2018.

Cyber Security problems and challenges require out of the Box thinking. The Laser tag Quidditch game has been designed by WSU to mimic online Cyber security Challenges and Skills. 

82 excited students from classes X and XI were part of this workshop.

The WSU contingent was led by noted Academician,  Dr. Alana Maurushat, a Professor of Cyber Security and Behaviour Sciences. She was co-director of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney. The session began with a formal welcome, but to everyone's surprise the ice breaking happened in the most innovative and fun-filled way on the school ground. She pleasantly surprised  the students with the unconventional  format of the workshop. The students were divided into  two  teams,  for the WSU Crypto Laser Tag game with each team having to simultaneously compete in the  lively game  and solve cryptography puzzles. The activities tested both the students' critical thinking and resolve. Dr. Alana encouraged the students to use innovative strategies to target the opponent and shoot it. This activity was connected to solving world problems.

Applauding the tact of the students, the Professor went on to explain the dominant role played by Behavioural Sciences in Cyber Security. She also gave the students a few tips to thwart phishing and scams and also encouraged them to take up  higher studies in the Subject and to pursue a career in this field. She highlighted the speciality of the Undergraduate and Post graduate Programmes, Scholarships, Collaborative Projects and Student Exchange Programmes. The University famous for a diverse talent tool, would give students exposure to different ways of thinking and creative means to solve world problems. She also explained the advantages of being skilled in Cyber Security and Behavioural Sciences and said this field of study is gaining momentum globally.

She also appreciated the students for being well informed and well disciplined. The students thanked the facilitator and expressed their gratitude to the school for this memorable, entertaining and enlightening  day.

        

                    A formal welcome to Dr. Alana  Maurushat                                Dr. Alana  lays the ground rules for the Crypto Laser Tag Game

         

                                                                            Students enjoy the Crypto Laser Tag Game

          

             Dr. Alana  highlights the specialised programmes in                                    The Facilitators from WSU and the participants
                                            Cyber Security