Cybersecurity Lab is a simulation from the Public Broadcast System’s (PBS) Nova Labs. Signing up for the simulation, the player becomescybersecurity-lab-logothe head of IT for a new social networking website. The player’s primary job is to keep the website free from crippling internet attacks. This task is not easy as outside hackers, botnets, and an internal company mole attempt to pilfer information or otherwise disrupt the start-up’s service. Yes, it is a game. Yes, it is highly educational.

Simple Uses?

This simulation is perfect for any Computer Science class. It is also fun to play as a “stand-alone” for kids who are interested in computers or cybersecurity.

Do I Plan To Use It?

Cybersecurity Lab is one of the best educational games I’ve found in terms of time played (under an hour, engagement, and learning. Yes, I already used this simulation as a weekend homework assignment for my Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles class. The kids enjoyed it so much that many of them replayed the game in order to better their previous score.

Commitment And Learning Curve

Low. Just sign up and play. You learn very quickly how to use the simulation.

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