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Unit 6 Fundamentals of cyber security

Specification 8520 from 2016

 
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Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Cyber security threats
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  • Lesson 2 Social engineering
  • Lesson 3 Malicious code
  • Lesson 4 Detecting and preventing cyber security threats
  • Lesson 5 Assessment

There are 4 worksheets, 4 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

This short unit covers everything in Section 3.6 of the AQA 8520 specification. It begins by examining the threats to, and vulnerabilities of networks, computers and programs including the concept of social engineering. Various forms of malicious code and its effects are covered. The unit concludes with a lesson on the detection and prevention of cyber security threats.

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Inside the Unit...

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    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Cyber security threats
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Lesson 2 Social engineering
    • Lesson 3 Malicious code
    • Lesson 4 Detecting and preventing cyber security threats
    • Lesson 5 Assessment

    There are 4 worksheets, 4 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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