Cybersecurity Basics

Cybersecurity Basics

Cybersecurity Basics is an introductory course for students in grades K-12. This course introduces cybersecurity topics that affect our everyday life in plain, simple language, making it accessible to all. It can be taught in any order and by any teacher. 

This course is divided into 2 primary domains: 

Security - explores various ways we protect data and information through people, processes, and technology; the types of attacks that must be defended against; and the concepts used to secure information, networks, and physical assets. 

Digital Citizenship - explores how our actions affect the larger digital world; how ethics, laws, and policies affect our digital lives; and what it means to be an informed cyber citizen.

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Number of Units
3
Subjects
Cybersecurity
Humanities
Grade Levels
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Duration (hours)
60
Cyber Connections
Cyber Career Awareness
Cyber Hygiene
Cybersecurity
Passwords
Digital Citizenship
Privacy
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Security: Passwords and Beyond
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Students will explore the cybersecurity concept of passwords and how they are used in their daily life.
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Security: Layered Security
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Students will be introduced to the concepts of protection while looking for the various types of security in the world around them.
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Security: Attacks
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Students will learn about various types of cyber attacks that occur in our digital world.
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Security: Secure Networks
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Students will explore how using more than one layer of security helps provide stronger protection for a device or network.
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Security: Cryptography
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Students will discuss how encryption works, how encoding benefits encryption, and how different encryption methods protect information.
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Security: Data Security
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Security: Threats and Vulnerabilities Phishing
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CIA Triad
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Digital Citizenship: Motivations of People Online
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Students will discuss the various types of people online and why they may choose to behave in different ways with a goal of keeping students safe during their online interactions with others.
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Digital Citizenship: Threats
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Students will discuss different things that can occur when communicating through online platforms.
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Digital Citizenship: Personally Identifiable Information
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Students will discuss the various types of information that is shared and tracked online especially personally identifiable information.
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Digital Citizenship: User Agreements
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Students will discuss the various types of information that is shared and tracked online especially personally identifiable information.
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Digital Citizenship: Digital Footprint
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Students will discuss how information online can be tracked and online actions make up a person’s digital footprint.
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Digital Citizenship: Cyberbullying
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Students will discuss how cyberbullying can occur when using digital devices and how to respond.
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Digital Citizenship: Intellectual Property
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Digital Citizenship: Rules, Laws, and Regulations
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