The CyberSecurity Lab is part of NOVA Labs, a digital platform that engages teens and lifelong learners in games and interactives that foster authentic scientific exploration. From predicting solar storms and building renewable energy systems to tracking hurricanes and designing molecules, NOVA Labs users can conduct investigations by visualizing, analyzing, and sharing the same data that scientists use.
Each Lab is unique, and focuses on a different area of active research. But all of them illustrate key concepts with engaging and informative videos and guide participants as they answer scientific questions or design solutions to current problems.
NOVA Labs is an extension of the NOVA brand
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Teens, Educators, Gamers, General Audience
01. Users will be able to understand how encryption works to protect privacy.
02. Users will understand how passwords are cracked and use logical reasoning to create strong password.
03. Users will use analytical skills to distinguish among phishing attempts, fraudulent websites, and phone scammers.
NOVA Lab's content modules are typically utilized in a formal educational setting, and while cybersecurity is not a component of the Common Core curriculum, research revealed a need for basic cybersecurity education. While the Lab doesn't align with the common core, The Cybersecurity Lab reinforces scientific and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts found in the Next Generation Science Standards.
01. Computer classes or as part of an orientation.
02. After school programs and other non-standards based educational oportunities.
03. A general audience, directed to NOVA Labs via broadcast, web or social media.
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The Lab has been used in schools and for training at various government institutions. It has been recommended by The New York Times, Lifehacker, Scientific American and many more.
Web Application, Interactive Data Visualizations, Game