GCU Student Media Article

A group of students launched GCU’s first ever Cyber Security Clinic today – a service that they hope will help people manage their online profile more securely.

The clinic is being ran by volunteers and will offer support to the public relating to online security such as how to better protect yourself online and those around you from security related issues.

The resource will operate as a drop-in service based on campus, encouraging members of the public to visit the clinic for any queries that they may have regarding cyber security.

President of the Ethical Hacking Society and founder of the clinic Maria Khokhar explained that the society is hoping to be a helpful resource for the general public. She said “Last year Jackie Riley and I discussed the idea of a Cyber clinic, and this year it has been all hands on deck.

The next step was getting volunteers and training them. Jackie sent out a mass email to Cyber security and networking students and luckily we had a lot of interest – so much in fact that I had to add another training session.

By participating in Cyber clinic, not only are students gaining great work experience, but it can also go towards the Common Good Award.

I’m incredibly excited to see our creation come to life. Not only is it great opportunity for students to develop their soft and technical skills, but it is a great resource for the public.”

The clinic will officially launch with a drop-in service at a pop up stall in Glasgow Central Station on the 23rd of April from 10-2pm.

By Rachael McAlonan

  1. I was given one of your postcards, when I walked through Central Station a few months ago! This is me only now getting down to making some of the changes that you suggest…I have changed my hub from a public network to a home network but I cannot see how to change the factory setting for the password. Can you let me know how to do this – on second thoughts, I can Google how to do this!! Anyway, i just thought you’d be encouraged to get some feedback from your postcard. Well done setting up this service.

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