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Raspberry Pi Foundation

Introduction to Cybersecurity for Teachers

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Teaching cybersecurity in schools is an important way to help students stay safe while using technology. This course introduces teachers to the core ideas of cybersecurity that should be taught in the classroom.

You will learn about the different attacks that individuals and devices are vulnerable to and how to prevent them. You will explore malware, malicious bots, SQL injections, and physical threats to data. You will also build your knowledge of the different tools that protect data and websites. These include strong passwords, biometrics, two-factor authentication, and firewalls.


This course will cover:

  • Core concepts of cybersecurity
  • Different types of cyberattacks, such as social engineering attacks, malware, SQL injections, malicious bots, and physical threats to data, devices, and networks
  • Tools to protect data, devices, and networks, like strong passwords, biometrics, two-factor authentication (2FA), antivirus software, firewalls, and CAPTCHAs
  • Cybersecurity approaches such as input sanitisation, well-designed security protocols, and data and network access control systems

Taught by

Mac Bowley


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