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Introduction to Cybersecurity (Caesar)

As our world becomes increasingly dependent on technology, cybersecurity is a topic of growing importance. It is crucial that companies and individuals take precautions to protect themselves from the growing threat of cyber attacks. This course prepares students with crucial skills to be responsible citizens in a digital future. Introduction to Cybersecurity is the first online blended K12 cybersecurity course and is designed for students with some exposure to computer science, but there are no specific course prerequisites. Topics included are: foundational cybersecurity topics including digital citizenship and cyber hygiene, and information literacy. This is a one semester course designed for middle school students.

Overview & Highlights

Level
Middle School
Contact Hours
90
Timeframe
Semester

Course Overview

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What is Cybersecurity?
Students will be introduced to cybersecurity basics. They will focus on why cybersecurity is important, recent threats to cybersecurity, and different careers in the field.
Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene
Students will explore topics on Internet etiquette and how to stay safe on the world wide web. They will also look at the potential effects of their digital footprints, how to protect information from online risks, and the implications of cyberbullying. Finally, the module includes how to find and cite quality resources online.
Information Literacy
Students will explore topics on information literacy and learn how to find and cite quality resources online.
Final Project: PSA
For this final project, students will create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) to teach their peers about cybersecurity. They can select any of the topics covered in this course.

42
Lessons
35
Videos
26
Exercises
2
Challenges
42
Offline Handouts

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Standards

Introduction to Cybersecurity (Caesar) is aligned with the following standards

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Indiana Introduction to Computer Science View (13.2%)

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