Class 7 : Cyber Security: Protecting Your Digital World

Course Objectives Understand the importance of cybersecurity and digital citizenship. Identify common cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Develop essential cybersecurity practices for online safety ... Show more
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Introduction

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of cybersecurity and digital citizenship.
  • Identify common cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Develop essential cybersecurity practices for online safety and privacy.
  • Explore various cybersecurity tools and technologies.
  • Practice critical thinking and responsible online behavior.
  • Foster collaboration and teamwork in addressing cybersecurity challenges.

Syllabus:

Module 1: Introduction to Cyber Security (2 weeks)

Chapter 1: What is Cyber Security?

  •    Definition, scope, and relevance
  • ○   Real-world cyber incidents and their impact
  • ○   Ethical considerations and responsible online behavior

Chapter 2: The Digital World and Your Data

  • ○   Types of data and their importance
  • ○   Online platforms and services: benefits and risks
  • ○   Data privacy concepts and regulations

Chapter 3: Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities

  • ○    Common threats: malware, phishing, scams, hacking, social engineering
  • ○   Understanding vulnerabilities: software, hardware, user behavior
  • ○   Identifying red flags and suspicious activity

Module 2: Safeguarding Your Online Presence (2 weeks)

Chapter 4: Passwords and Strong Authentication

  • ○   Password creation and management best practices
  • ○   Two-factor authentication (2FA) and its benefits
  • ○   Avoiding password reuse and common password mistakes

Chapter 5: Secure Online Communication

  • ○    Safeguarding email communication: avoiding phishing, attachments, and scams
  • ○    Responsible social media usage: privacy settings, sharing habits, online reputation
  • ○   Secure messaging platforms and responsible online interactions

Chapter 6: Protecting Devices and Networks

  • ○   Anti-virus and anti-malware software: importance and updates
  • ○    Secure browsing practices: avoiding malicious websites, downloads, and extensions
  • ○   Home network security: passwords, encryption, and router settings

Module 3: Advanced Cybersecurity Concepts (2 weeks)

Chapter 7: Encryption and Data Security

  • ○   Basic understanding of encryption concepts and applications
  • ○   Protecting sensitive data: files, messages, and online transactions
  • ○   Password managers and secure data storage options

Chapter 8: Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity

  • ○   Introduction to AI in cybersecurity: threats and opportunities
  • ○   Explainable AI and responsible development
  • ○   Building AI-powered security solutions

Chapter 9: Online Privacy and Digital Citizenship

  • ○    Tracking, cookies, and online advertising: understanding their mechanisms
  • ○   Managing online privacy settings and data sharing preferences
  • ○   Responsible online behavior and digital citizenship principles

Module 4: Cybersecurity in Action (2 weeks)

Chapter 10: Cybercrime and Law Enforcement

  • ○   Understanding cybercrime types and their impact
  • ○    Role of law enforcement in investigating and responding to cybercrime
  • ○   Reporting cybercrime and seeking help

Chapter 11: Staying Informed and Secure

  • ○   Trusted resources for cybersecurity updates and education
  • ○   Staying vigilant against emerging threats and scams
  • ○    Advocating for cybersecurity awareness and responsible online behavior

Assessment:

  • Class participation and discussions (20%)
  • Quizzes and short assignments (30%)
  • Group project on a specific cybersecurity topic (25%)
  • Final exam (25%) Teaching Methods:
  • Interactive lectures and discussions
  • Hands-on activities and simulations
  • Case studies and real-world examples
  • Guest speakers from cybersecurity professionals
  • Collaborative projects and presentations
  • Age-appropriate games and quizzes

 

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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 7 : Cyber Security: Protecting Your Digital World