Teacher Pack: Unit 3.6 Cyber Security 8525 (from 2020)
The resources within this Teacher Pack cover all aspects of the specification in relation to AQA GCSE Computer Science 8525 (from 2020) component 3.6.
· Teaching PowerPoint (includes checkpoint questions and answers)
· Student PowerPoint (Includes checkpoint questions, but omits the answers)
· Homework/Classwork Activities (+ mark schemes)
o Cyber Threats
o Network Vulnerabilities
· End of unit test (+ mark scheme)
Be able to define the term cyber security and be able to describe the main purposes of cyber security.
Students should know that cyber security consists of the processes, practices and technologies designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorised access.
Understand and be able to explain the following cyber security threats:
• social engineering techniques
• malicious code (malware)
• weak and default passwords
• misconfigured access rights
• removable media
• unpatched and/or outdated software.
Explain what penetration testing is and what it is used for.
Define the term social engineering.
Describe what social engineering is and how it can be protected against.
Explain the following forms of social engineering:
• blagging (pretexting)
• shouldering (or shoulder surfing).
Define the term malware.
Describe what malware is and how it can be protected against.
Describe the following forms of malware:
• computer virus
Understand and be able to explain the following security measures:
• biometric measures (particularly for mobile devices)
• password systems
• CAPTCHA (or similar)
• using email confirmations to confirm a user’s identity
• automatic software updates.