Why Teach Cybersecurity:
As our world becomes increasingly dependent on technology, cybersecurity is a topic of growing importance. It is crucial that companies and individuals take precautions to protect themselves from the growing threat of cyber attacks.
For most of our students, their activities online are as important as their activities in the real world. We need to recognize this and help our students to make the most of the opportunities that online technologies and social media offer to help them develop key skills. We need to help our students become reflective and responsible digital citizens.
What’s Covered in Cybersecurity:
The Cybersecurity course is designed for students with some exposure to computer science. We offer middle school and high school versions of the course.
Teaching cybersecurity is a lot more than teaching hacking. It really focuses on how EACH of us can keep our own data safe. Often, the biggest threat to our own data getting into the wrong hands is us. We give up our data freely and without thinking about it all the time via links, forms, and just clicking around the web. Students need to learn to recognize this and learn ways to better protect their own data.
Prerequisites and Curriculum Pathway:
The Introduction to Cybersecurity course is designed for beginners to intermediate computer science students with at least some knowledge and interest in computer science. The course is highly visual, dynamic, and interactive, making it engaging for those new to computer science.