Woodmill High School

Cyber Security

Cyber homepage imageLevels 4/5/6

Most of our lives are now on the internet, with almost 50 billion devices connected to the internet worldwide. The internet offers many blessings but, there is also a dark side. It is estimated that there is a global shortage of two million cyber security workers. Cyber security is crucial to ensuring our data is safe.

The course has three areas of study:

• Data security

• Digital forensics

• Ethical hacking

This award, at SCQF levels 4, 5 and 6, is designed to enable candidates to:

· understand the fundamental standards and technologies that protect data from intentional or accidental destruction, modification or disclosure

· figure out how crimes are solved with the recovery and investigation of material found on digital devices

· understand how hackers identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities of computer and information systems, and apply these skills yourself in a controlled environment

Exam information

Pupils must complete each of the three units in this course to gain the course award.

Certificate course requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.