The demonstration of the Proof of Concept (POC) Project Cyber Films (Films A & B – A Story of Cyber Security Theft) resulted in the engagement and uptake in new film script writing and film production of Film C: “Breach Investigation” with the Holmes Institute’s Cyber Security Research and Innovation Centre (CSRIC).
The Holmes Institute is a multi-sectoral provider of education with faculties of Vocational Education and Training, Higher Education and Secondary Education and specialises in business administration and information systems degrees at a masters and bachelor level. Holmes was established in 1963 and has been delivering higher education since 2004. It operates out of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Cairns and currently has approximately 10,000 students in Australia.
In 2017, the institute launched the Cyber Security Research and Innovation Centre (CSRIC) to foster research in cybersecurity with a particular focus on the security and privacy of the Internet of Things. Multiple research projects are being carried out concurrently by the research centre, ranging from security awareness campaigns, to device certification and encryption protocols.
The Holmes Institute has launched a Master of Information Systems program with a major in cybersecurity. The “Breach Investigation” video will be used as a lead case study in the delivery of teaching the cybersecurity component of the program.
The Holmes Institute believes that case-based learning (CBL) approaches are critical to the education of tomorrow’s practitioners. CBL instigates critical discussion, draws out relevant experiences from students, encourages questioning of accepted practices, and creates dialogue between theory and practice.
Want to find out more on how to access these films as your company and/or classroom cybersecurity teaching tools?
Visit University of Melbourne’s website on all the details on this joint project, its purpose, impact and anticipated future outcomes or connect with the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The POC Cyber Films were a success not just in their uptake in the education sector and adding value in the cybersecurity space but in the short film industry. Our films went on to be nominated in the following film festivals:
- Best Shorts Competition
- IndieFEST Festival
The film nominations and recognition resulted in all three cyber films receiving the following film awards:
- Winner of the Crown Wood International Film Festival (Crown Wood)
- Best Educational Media Industry Award (Raw Science)
- Winner Award of Merit Accolade Global Film Competition (Accolade Global)
- Winner Award of Excellence Women Filmmakers|Educational|Instructional|Training (Best Shorts)
- Winner of the IndieFEST Award
- Winner Award of Excellence for the Educational / Instructional / Training category
- Winner Award of Merit in the Best Shorts
- Winner Award of Best Educational Film (Crown Wood)
- Winner Award for Best Cinemagrophy (Crown Wood)
Should you wish to view the full versions of the films, please do not hesitate the team at the above email address.