What real skills will I learn?

Age: 13-17 year olds

  • Critical thinking

  • Making difficult decisions

  • Analysing data

  • Staying safe online

  • Problem solving

  • Identifying risk

How does this link back to the subjects I study in school?

If you are interested in any of the following subjects in school, Cyber Security might be the industry for you!

  • Computer Science

  • Maths

  • Art

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Design and Technology

Who will be guiding you through the course?

We worked with a few Cyber Security Specialists to create this course, meet Honey and Claire:

Cyber Security Specialist Claire Vandenbroecke

My fascination with information technology began at University when I had the opportunity to study HTML code as part of my degree in film and media. The internet was just taking off and HTML was a hot topic. Since then, my path to Cyber Security has been a lengthy and varied one, variety of roles in broadcasting, education, creative media and law enforcement.

Security Consultant Honey Williams

Security Consultant at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence

Course outline:

    1. How to use this course

    2. Before we begin, we would like to know a little more about you.

    3. What should Claire, your mentor, call you?

    4. What is cyber security?

    5. CIA Triad

    6. Let’s review

    1. Viruses!

    2. What are viruses?

    3. Adware

    4. How to remove the adware

    5. Trojan horses?

    6. Trojan horses, Rootkits and Ransomware

    7. Let's review

    8. Ready to get back to work?

    9. Worms!

    10. What are worms?

    11. Time to get going

    12. Keylogger

    13. Social Engineering

    14. Research and discussion

    1. Protecting your online identity

    2. What to do if somebody has stolen your identity

    3. Let's review

    4. Cookies?!

    5. Research and discussion

    1. Securing your computer

    2. Let's secure your device

    3. Research and action

    1. Tools experts use in cyber security

    2. Help the people use the right tools

    3. Role models who keep us safe

    4. Research and discussion

    1. Congratulations

    2. What's next?

    3. Share your views to shape the future of InnovateHer.

    4. Jargon buster

    5. Video Transcripts

Discover Cyber Security

  • Free
  • 37 lessons
  • Age: 13-17 years olds
  • Level: Beginner
  • Works best on a laptop or computer

Here's what other students thought

"As a beginner who is interested in cyber security this course was excellent!"

It was very helpful and people could benefit from it.