Course details

Cyber Security

Year level

9 - 10

Duration

1 Day

Level

Intermediate

Max students

56

Course details

Cyber Security

INDUSTRY FOCUS AREA: All
VICTORIAN CURRICULUM LINKS: Digital Technologies, Ethical Capabilities
TECHNOLOGY USED: PC, LINUX

Introduction
Cybersecurity is a fast-growing industry with around $5.6b spent on cybersecurity in Australia during 20201, with the industry only set to grow further. A strong understanding of cybersecurity is key for any company that is conducting business online. Attacks from malicious actors can cause loss of business-critical information, customer data, and bring whole businesses grinding to a halt. This is not just a problem from the movies; we have seen the effects of these attacks on local industries over the past few years. Knowing how to prevent these problems and mitigate these risks for businesses is a vital skill for anyone interested in a career in information technology.

Program Summary
This program will build on the Cyber Safety program at Y7 – 8 to move the focus out from online personal safety to security in business contexts. Students will understand some of the common attacks made against businesses and how to defend against these. They will learn about network and device vulnerabilities, how to prevent these being used by malicious actors, and why social engineering is one of the biggest threats to businesses. Students will understand the role of ethical hackers and penetration testers by taking part in a network attack and defence exercise. Finally, careers in cybersecurity and local opportunities will be explored.
Taking part in this program, students will collaboratively:

  • Understand network attacks and defence
  • Understand and prevent social engineering
  • Take part in an ethical hacking attack and defence scenario
  • Explore careers in cybersecurity

Career Links:
IT Security Analyst, Cyber Security Analyst, IT Systems Administrator, IT Support Officer, Technical Engineer.