The purpose of this Unit is to introduce learners to the fundamental concepts of, and basic skills in, cybersecurity so that they are able to adhere to cyber hygiene, in a personal capacity, and maintain cyber resilience in a vocational capacity.
Cybersecurity is important because smartphones, computers, and the internet are now such a fundamental part of modern life, that it's difficult to imagine how we would function without them. From online banking and shopping to email and social media, it is more important than ever to take steps that can prevent cybercriminals from getting hold of our accounts, data, and devices.
No formal entry requirements are needed for this course, however you should have an interest in Cyber Security.
The learner will gain a basic understanding of the importance of online safety; common threats to individuals, businesses, and nations; and preventative methods that can be used to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks. Learners will gain practical experience in protecting personal digital devices, such as a smartphone or personal computer. The role of social engineering in cyber attacks and the implications of cyber threats for personal privacy are explored.
Upon successful completion of this course, you could progress onto NQ Level 5 Cyber Security.