Introduction to Cybersecurity for Teachers

Description

Explore key concepts of cybersecurity to teach students aged 14 to 16 with this online cybersecurity course supported by Google.

Duration : 3 weeks

Weekly study: 2 hours

100% online : Learn at your own pace

Unlimited : $23.33/month

Improve your students’ knowledge of computer security

Teaching cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity 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.

What topics will you cover?

  • Core concepts of Cybersecurity
  • 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
  • Cybersecurity approaches such as input sanitisation, well designed security protocols, and Data and Network Access Control systems

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • 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

Who is the course for?

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

Who developed the course?

Raspberry Pi Foundation

The Raspberry Pi Foundation works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, so they are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world.

 
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