The internet and cyber security - remote CN432 / F03

Start date
20 May 21
Duration
5 Hours
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD

Summary

The internet has transformed modern life bringing rich capability to networked computers. Find out how the internet works and how it has produced many new threats, resulting in the rapidly growing cybersecurity industry.You will build on knowledge of local computer networks to cover the globally connected systems forming the internet. Learn how protocols are used to transfer data across the internet and how each of the layers within the TCP/IP stack functions.You’ll also develop your knowledge of computer security including measures to guard against a range of threats, both technical and behavioural. Learn about vulnerabilities – where they come from, how they are exploited, and what can be done about them; knowledge which helps inform your students and make them safer online citizens.Mapped closely to the specifications of GCSE computer science, the course will provide you with deepened knowledge and confidence that your students are equipped for their exams.Book now and you will be automatically registered for the scheduled sessions for the course. Remote CPD courses have live, facilitator-led sessions and are not available for instant access. Please refer to the schedule of dates published for each course instance.

Who is it for?

This course is for current or prospective teachers of computer science with some understanding of computer science principles.

Prior Knowledge:

You’ll need to know about the basic components and topologies of a computer network and the protocols used to share data across them. We recommend the course: 

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Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Understand the IP address system, MAC addressing, and how both allow effective networking of hardware devices.
  • Learn how the Domain Name System (DNS) helps humans to interact with the internet devices. Develop a conceptual understanding of the TCP/IP stack, and the protocols that support frictionless communication between machines.
  • Develop an understanding of the main internet security threats, including those that manipulate machines and those that manipulate humans.

Sessions

DateTimeLocation
1 The internet and cyber security20 May 202116:00-17:00Virtual
3 The internet and cyber security25 May 202116:00-17:00Virtual
5 The internet and cyber security10 June 202116:00-17:00Virtual
7 The internet and cyber security15 June 202116:00-17:00Virtual

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Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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