GCSE – Lesson 1 – The cost of cybercrime and hacker motivation

Curriculum KS4 Unit Lesson

This lesson gives you time to introduce the subject of cybersecurity to your learners. They will begin to understand the difference between cybersecurity and network security and understand that although networks are wonderful inventions, they make an organisation vulnerable to attack. They will be given a sense of the size of the problem and how important it is that we understand a hacker’s motivation and take the subject seriously.

Learning objectives

  • Define the terms cybersecurity and network security, explain their importance, and distinguish between the two
  • Describe the features of a network that make it vulnerable to attack
  • Describe the impact of cybercrime on businesses and individuals
  • Analyse an attack on a company and identify what motivated the hackers

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  • Homework