GCSE – Lesson 2 – Non-automated cybercrime

Curriculum KS4 Unit Lesson

This lesson enables the learner to distinguish between non-automated and automated cybercrime. Most of the lesson focuses on social engineering and introduces the idea that humans are the weakest link in the security chain. The learners will learn how to recognise and categorise different types of social engineering.

Learning objectives

  • Identify and describe non-automated forms of cyberattack and how humans can be the weak points in an organisation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of social engineering in role play and case studies

Package contents

  • Lesson plans
  • Slide decks
  • Learner resources
  • Homework