Why were not all our members present in the pitch video?
We explain more below but our team members come from four different time zones. We have been working hard the past few days and felt it was easiest for one person to record while the others get some much needed sleep!
With COVID-19, the attack surface for hackers has greatly increased and it is important people know how to educate themselves. Also, cybersecurity is a growing field and it is important for students to begin educating themselves now.
What it does
- About page: why cybersecurity is a socioeconomic issue, about the site and our team
- Quiz page: get recommendations on how to improve your own online practices (specific to your results)
- Chatbot: ask questions about cybersecurity, anything from “what is cybersecurity” to “how can I start a cybersecurity club”
- Resources page: gives more resources in addition to those provided by the chatbot. Resources are on how to start a class/club, how to learn about cybersecurity online, and how to improve your own cybersecurity
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
What we are proud of
We are proud that we have a clean project to present despite all the difficulties we faced in collaborating. Some of our meetings were early in the morning for some members and very late at night for others (1am or even 3am), but we did it! We also think that our site is easy to use for beginners and that it will be helpful in showing people how to get started.
What we learned
What's next for Cyberhub
In the future we are hoping to collect more data for the chat bot that we can use to train it and get more accurate results - applying machine learning strategies. We would also like to migrate the data used for the chat bot and other parts of the site to a database to manage it more efficiently and accommodate larger data sets. We would also like to create a user dashboard and login interface so that people can get customized cyber security results and information when they log in and also sent to their emails (for easy access). Something else we intend to do soon is add more resources to the resource page and add more questions to the quiz as well. Lastly, we would like to get python integration with the site for back end development using either Django or Flask. This was a challenge we had faced on a virtual and online environment. However, we hope to use it to integrate Machine Learning capabilities for the chat bot and customized dashboard. Firebase integration is also another step to take in order to create smooth user log in and account management.