Be@CyberPro: A videogame for fostering cybersecurity careers in schools

Goal: The aim of this project is addressing the gender gap cybersecurity industry is facing by pairing with private sector firms and academic institutions and working with schools to foster cybersecurity careers and address the gender gap. Better information about cybersecurity careers could positively impact more young people choosing this path, and female models can motivate girls in cybersecurity education by: (1) through the development of problem-solving skills by means of cybersecurity challenges; (2) using a cyber environment that combines problem- game-, and virtual reality learning methods; (3) based on female positive roles in cyber security careers; (4) giving useful information to schools about cybersecurity industry so they can inform students and their families.

IP: Maite Villalba de Benito (EUM)
Partners: Universidad Europea de Madrid (project coordinator), University of Alcala (ES), Cork Institute of Technology (IR), Irish Computer Society (IR), European Institute of Software - Centre Easter Europe (BU), PROMPT (HU), Colegio JOYFE (ES), SZÁMALK school (HU), 125th School (BU).
Budget: 224.852€
November 2018 - November 2020.
Project cofunded by European Comission. ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership.
Date: 5 November 2018 - 4 November 2020