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Introduction to Cybersecurity for Teachers

CO216 Online course

Teachers will be introduced to the core ideas of cybersecurity that should be taught in the classroom

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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.

You will:

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

This course is part of the Teach GCSE computer science certificate.

Teach GCSE computer science

Our certified professional development programme will equip you with the subject knowledge and confidence to successfully teach and lead GCSE computer science.

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