Introduction to Cybersecurity for Teachers
Explore key concepts of cybersecurity to teach students aged 14 to 16 with this online cybersecurity course supported by Google.
- 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?
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.