Now in their 6th year, the Cyber Security Christmas Lecture tour has been greatly received across the industry and grown significantly in size. The lectures are recognised and supported by organisations such as the Scottish Government, SDS, SQA, Education Scotland, Young Scot, Police Scotland and many more.
Covering six cities in six days, we will talk to over 3000 school pupils about the benefits of developing a career in cyber security. The lectures take a fun, interactive format to maximise engagement and includes speakers from across the industry.
The lectures play an extremely important role in encouraging a future generation of workforce to develop a career in an industry where there is a growing skills-gap and demand is set to continue to grow.
Sponsorship of the cyber lectures is a great way for companies to demonstrate their support in helping to build the future generations of Scotland’s cyber security talent.
Q: Why would a company sponsor the Christmas lectures?
A: Share your brand on stage with Scottish Government, SQA, SDS and other agencies, alongside on our newly created website, on social media and on promotional material developed. Most importantly, your company will be proactively demonstrating to a wider external audience its support for our aspirations for Scotland to be the global-leading cyber security powerhouse with the biggest and best cyber security workforce in the world.
Q: What are the sponsorship options?
A: There are opportunities for exclusive sponsorship at the lectures taking place across the six cities. There is also an option to sponsor a tweet competition per city. Each lecture has a gameshow competition within it and a random prize which we would like a company to sponsor across the whole event.
Q: What is the sponsorship used for?
A: The lectures are run on an entirely voluntary basis each year. Some funding is required to cover the expenses of some speakers and volunteers that cannot be refunded through their own companies. We also use funding to pay for buses to specifically target Schools in underprivileged areas to attend. Other expenses involved prizes and promotion of the event to raise awareness.