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. Welcome to our cyber security 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.

Your questions answered:

  • How long does the course take?

    2-3 hours

  • What if I need help?

    1. Email us at [email protected]
    2. Comment in the Discussion area in the top right corner of the course page.

  • What do I need to start this coures?

    For each session, we recommend that you have the following:

    - Wi-Fi / Internet connection
    - Comfortable space to work
    - Volume on
    - A positive attitude!

  • What is the Code of Conduct?

    InnovateHer Online is a safe, creative space for you to learn about the tech industry, and we want to keep it safe for the whole community.

    Please read through the code of conduct and keep this in mind as you explore the different parts of the site.

  • What is a Tech Glossary?

    There may be some new words mentioned throughout this course that you are not familiar with.

    We’ll highlight and explain them as they come up in each session, and at the end of the course, we’ll summarise them for you to keep.

  • What are the Accessibility Features?

    We’ve tried to make our course accessible to as many people as we can.

    -You can turn on subtitles for each video.
    -You can find transcripts of all the videos at the end of the course.

  • The Complete and Continue button

    There is more than one page in some lessons.

    Make sure you have checked everything before pressing the Complete and Continue button.

  • Will I be able to save and come back to my work?

    Your work is saved within your profile on the platform so you can pause and come back to it at any time.

  • Will I receive a certificate?

    Yes - at the end of the course, you will receive a certificate that you can download.