Introduction to Cyber Security for Teachers

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Improve your students' knowledge of computer security

Teaching cyber security in schools is an important way to help students stay safe while using technology. On this course, teachers will be introduced to the core ideas of cyber security that should be taught in the classroom.

You will learn the different attacks that individuals and devices are vulnerable to and how to prevent them. You will explore malware, malicious bots, SQL injections, and physical threats to data. You will also build your knowledge of the different tools that protect data and websites. These include strong passwords, biometrics, two-factor authentication, and firewalls.

This course is designed for teachers delivering cybersecurity lessons in the classroom, at a GCSE level or equivalent.

Program Benefits

Explain the meanings of terms describing common cyberattacks, such as phishing, pharming, shoulder surfing and blagging
Evaluate the strength of a password
Explain the protections offered to users by the Misuse of Computer Act
Describe different types of cyber attack, such as an “SQL injection attack”, and how these can be protected against or mitigated
Classify different types of malware
Explain how “anti-virus” software works
Explain the processes used to protect a network


    Core concepts of cyber security
    Different types of cyberattacks, such as Social Engineering attacks, Malware, SQL injections, Malicious Bots and physical threats to data, devices and   networks
    Tools to protect data, devices and networks, like strong passwords, biometrics, 2FA, antivirus software, Firewalls and CAPTCHAs
    Cyber security approaches such as input sanitisation, well-designed security protocols, and Data and Network Access Control systems


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