Cyber Security Week

Cyber Security Week - Frenchay, Glenside and Bower Ashton


i-Patch Pirates

You are a Target!

Everyone is a potential victim to cyber criminals and you should expect to be targeted.

Come on in and immerse yourself in a range of free, fun and interactive activities online.

The new and improved i-Patch Pirates online game, brought to you by UWE Bristol PlayWest students working out of the Foundry, is now live!

The i-Patch Pirates universe has been expanded this year to include two new mini-games, to help you identify phishing and how to keep you, your data and your devices safe from cyber-crime:

  • Patch-IT
    (Located at the jetties)
    Can you keep your ship patched and update your defenses, before the Ghost Ship sends you to the bottom of the sea?
  • Gone Phishing
    (Located at the damaged ships)
    Go fishing for bottles before 'Chompy' the shark destroys them, then identify the phishing messages inside to stop 'Inky' the squid from attacking you!
  • Hornswoggle
    (Bury your gold on land)
    Last year's favourite mini-game makes a welcome return. The bubble popping, treasure chest, codebreaking game.
    Can you keep matching 3 or more colours in a row to reach the locks?

Explore the world of i-Patch Pirates and climb the ranks by collecting gold. Which pirate will sail above the rest? Only time will tell!

Please note, entries to the i-Patch Pirates prizes have now closed. Winning pirates will be contact on or before Friday 01 November 2019.

i-Patch Pirates arcade


14 - 18 October 2019

During the week we held physical events at Frenchay, Glenside and Bower Ashton, where you could seek advice, claim freebies and win prizes.

What now?

You still have time to complete the quiz online, for your chance to win a £150 Amazon Voucher (entries close at midnight on Thursday 31 October 2019):

Cyber Security Quiz

The week may be over, but there is still plenty of fun to be had in the online cyber arcade.

Play i-Patch Pirates to see if you unlock all 6 levels and become the highest ranking pirate:

Play i-Patch Pirates online

Download from Google Play

For more information on cyber security, please see our short videos and view the Information Security Toolkit.


Please email The Cyber Security Team at with any suggestions on how we can make the event even bigger and better for 2020!

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