The ICT Cyber Security Essentials course focuses on fundamentals of personal online security and safety. Students will define challenges and solutions of cyber security, including Internet and social media safety, cyber-ethics, and copyright issues. Students will also learn about threats to computer systems and ways to secure their computers. This course includes topics especially relevant to students, such as cyberbullying, sexting, online gaming, and risk mitigation for young or new users of online media.
After completing the ICT Cyber Security Essentials course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of Internet safety practices and policies to help protect your identity, including social networking risks, mobile device issues, privacy and cyber safety practices to protect your personal information.
- Demonstrate knowledge of Internet safety practices to combat risks related to online social and recreational activities, including cyberbullying, sexting, and online gaming.
- Demonstrate knowledge of ethical and legal issues related to content found on the Internet, including music and videos downloaded from the Internet, and guidelines for copyright and fair use.
- Demonstrate knowledge of security threats to computer systems (including common security threats, and viruses vs. malware), and perform countermeasures to secure a computer (including antivirus scans, strong passwords, and cyber safety techniques for protecting your computer when using the Internet).