Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will explore the difference between cybersecurity and network security and understand that although networks are wonderful inventions, they can make an organisation vulnerable to attack. Through interactive activities we will gain a sense of the size of the problem and learn how important it is that we understand a hacker's motivation and take the subject seriously.


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3 Questions

Which of these sentences most accurately defines cybersecurity?
Any activity designed to protect the usability and integrity of a network and its data by managing access to the network.
Designing programs that are less vulnerable to cyberattack.
Ensuring that all staff are adequately trained to protect an organisation.
Correct answer: The practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks.
Which of these sentences defines an ethical hacker?
An individual who is inexperienced but interested in a career in IT.
An individual who may seek financial reward for finding vulnerabilities but is more interested in finding the vulnerabilities than the reward.
An individual who will violate computer security for malicious or financial reasons, AKA cracker.
Correct answer: An individual whose activities are designed to test and enhance computer security, AKA ethical hacker.
Which of the sentences below most accurately describes hacktivists?
Individuals who don’t care about money.
Individuals who organise mass walkouts and protests.
Correct answer: Individuals who use technology to announce a social, ideological, religious, or political message.
Individuals who will stop at nothing to get their message across.