By the end of this unit you should be able to:-
- State common cyber security threats to individuals, businesses and nations.
- Describe routine defensive measures to minimise the risks posed by these threats.
- Secure a digital device for personal use.
Data can be any character including text, words, numbers, pictures, video or even sound in raw random order.
By itself, data is a meaningless collection of facts. For example what does the following mean?
We could have a guess as to what the facts might mean, but we have no way of knowing for sure until they are given some structure and context, at which point it becomes information.
Information is data after its been processed and put into context. For example, the data in the next column becomes easily understandable once placed into a school context:-
John, aged 14, from 42 Lochaber Drive in Fort William scored 92% in his Science test.
We are going to be using OneNote for recoding notes, storing screen shots, links to videos and documents used throughout the course. It comes as part of your Office download. You can also download it as a free app and it can work on PC's, Mac's and on Android devices. It can also be used on line as part of your on-line Glow apps.
Think of it like the jotter or notebook used in your other subjects. But it's so much more than that. Watch and work along with the video to get used to how it works. Make sure you practice so that you become really familiar with how to use it.
Remember, this course is not about how to use OneNote. It's up-to you to learn how to use it and there are plenty of online videos to show you how. And of course, you can always watch this one again!
Sorry folks, this free download is only available to Renfrewshire pupils registered in Glow.
For homework download a free copy of Microsoft Office (if you haven't already got one) from your Glow launch pad. It comes with a license allowing you to install Office on 5 machines. So its a really good deal. The package includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook and others.
To get your copy:-
Then sit back, watch some funny cat videos while it downloads - it will take some time. If you are asked about accounts, make sure you use your Glow user-name and Glow email address as necessary.
Repeat for up-to 4 further devices, if you want.
The more observant amongst you will notice the task titles. Yes! You've guessed it, you're taking a course that comes with its own sound track. Cyber-security, the course that never stops giving.
It is possible to have as many note books as you'd like in OneNote. But, if you haven't already done so:
If you don't feel confident in meeting any of these performance criteria, ask your teacher or re-read the information again.