Class 8 : Cyber Security

Course Objectives Understand the importance of cybersecurity in today's digital world. Identify common cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Develop safe and responsible online habits. Learn ... Show more
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Introduction

Course Description: This course introduces students to the exciting world of cybersecurity, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to navigate the digital landscape safely and responsibly. Through engaging activities and hands-on exercises, students will build a strong foundation in essential cybersecurity concepts, understand potential threats, and learn how to protect themselves online.

Course Structure:

The course will be divided into 10 Chapters, each focusing on a key cybersecurity concept. Each Chapter will include:

  • Introduction: A brief overview of the Chapter’s topic and its importance.
  • Activities and Exercises: Engaging activities and hands-on exercises to apply the learned concepts.
  • Discussion and Reflection: Opportunities for students to discuss their experiences and reflect on their learning.
  • Assessment: Quizzes, projects, or presentations to evaluate understanding and progress.

 

Chapter Breakdown:

Chapter 1: Introduction to Cybersecurity

  • What is cybersecurity?
  • Why is cybersecurity important?
  • Different types of cybercrime
  • Real-world examples of cyberattacks

Chapter 2: Online Safety and Security

  • Password security: creating strong passwords, avoiding password sharing
  • Identifying phishing attempts
  • Protecting personal information online
  • Safe online browsing habits

Chapter 3: Secure Communication

  • Secure messaging apps and platforms
  • Encryption: understanding the basics
  • Protecting online privacy

Chapter 4: Digital Identity and Citizenship

  • Social media safety and responsibility
  • Cyberbullying and online harassment
  • Digital footprint: understanding and managing your online presence
  • Responsible online behavior

Chapter 5: Cybersecurity Technologies

  • Firewalls and antivirus software
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Two-factor authentication

Chapter 6: Exploring Careers in Cybersecurity

  • Different career paths in cybersecurity
  • Skills required for a career in cybersecurity
  • Educational pathways and resources

Chapter 7: Ethical Hacking

  • Introduction to ethical hacking (white hat hacking)
  • Exploring vulnerabilities in websites and applications
  • Responsible disclosure of vulnerabilities

Chapter 8: Building Secure Websites and Applications

  • Secure coding practices
  • Data security and privacy considerations
  • User authentication and authorization

Chapter 9: Cybersecurity Challenges and the Future

  • Emerging cyber threats and trends
  • The importance of continuous learning and adaptation in cybersecurity

Chapter 10: Project or Presentation

●          Students will apply their learning to a project or presentation on a chosen cybersecurity topic.

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Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Class 8 : Cyber Security