Identifying and preventing network vulnerabilities

This lesson on system security and cyber attacks is suitable for GCSE 9-1 Computer Science pupils.

It includes an attractive dyslexia friendly PowerPoint presentation that includes differentiated lesson objectives, a video and lots of individual and paired tasks and questions. It also includes 3 differentiated exam style questions along with a comprehensive 3-page teacher’s lesson plan including all the answers.

This lesson teaches pupils about:

  • Denial of service (DoS) attacks
  • Brute force attacks
  • Data interception attacks
  • SQL injection attacks
  • Poor network security policy
  • Penetration testing
  • Network forensics
  • Firewalls
  • Passwords

Duration: 1 lesson

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Created: May 19, 2019

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