Cyber security was on the agenda when an Acton-based tech company visited a primary school in Southall to share with pupils how it works with companies and organisations to safe guard themselves from hackers, malware, and other cyber-attacks.
Staff answered questions from 10 and 11-years about the work it does and opportunities for the children when they get older.
Chris Preece, head of offensive security for JUMPSEC said: “Bringing cyber security awareness and education into schools is essential to help pupils protect themselves and to attract some of them to study cyber security or computing-related subjects in the future. It was a fun afternoon with the students, and I was impressed by their insightful questions.”
Mr Preece added: “They asked about the challenges of my role, what I like about my job, as well as internet safety in general and how they can better protect themselves online. The children had the opportunity to speak with members of our team from different parts of the business: security, sales, and operations. We are already looking forward to the next school visit.”
Alex Feldman, assistant head teacher at Dairy Meadow added: “We can’t thank the team from JUMPSEC enough for taking time out of their busy schedules. We want all our young people to dream big, but they can only do that if they are exposed to the world of work from an early age. We hope that our children can view cybersecurity as a viable option for future careers.”
Zamil Ahmed, assistant director of Commercial Hub at Ealing Council said: “A great example of how our approach to social value is working to support Ealing Council residents and communities. Thanks to JUMPSEC, Dairy Meadow Primary School and colleagues for taking part.”