Computer Security

GCSE Computer Science: ​Computer Security

This module contains:

  • An editable PowerPoint lesson presentation
  • Editable revision handouts
  • A glossary which covers the key terminologies of the module
  • Topic mindmaps for visualising the key concepts
  • Printable flashcards to help students engage active recall
  • A quiz with answer key to test knowledge and understanding of the module
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​Computer Security

Advancements in computer systems and networks have led to increases in theft and damage of computer data. The various threats to which a network is vulnerable to are discussed in this article. Hacking is the attempt to break computer security and make unauthorised access to a system.  The motive behind hackers is to steal money or data or harm a person or organisation due to a personal grievance. Few hacking takes place for ethical reasons; to identify the security weaknesses that can be later fixed. Hacking is illegal and punishable by law.

This GCSE Computer Science module introduces ​​computer ​security to your students, explaining:

  • ​Different ​threats to ​networks
  • How to identify and prevent vulnerabilities

More ​Computer Security and Ethics  Modules

​Computer Security is one lesson in our ​Computer Security and Ethics  module. The other ​security and ethics lessons can be found below: