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Pearson Edexcel GCSE (1CP2) SLR 05 Topic 4 – Network and cyber security

This download provides you with a zip file which contains all the resources you will need to deliver this topic.

It includes:

  • Student Learning Record Workbook (for use by students)
  • Student Learning Record Answers (for use by teachers)
  • End of Topic test and answers
  • Lesson PowerPoint’s for every lesson
  • Any associated answers or references sheets for class activities

This topic covers:

4.2 Network security

  • 4.2.1 understand the importance of network security, ways of identifying network vulnerabilities (penetration testing, ethical hacking) and methods of protecting networks (access control, physical security, firewalls).

5.3 Cybersecurity

  • 5.3.1 understand the threat to digital systems posed by malware (viruses, worms, Trojans, ransomware, key loggers) and how hackers exploit technical vulnerabilities (unpatched software, out-of-date anti-malware) and use social engineering to carry out cyberattacks.
  • 5.3.2 understand methods of protecting digital systems and data (anti-malware, encryption, acceptable use policies, backup and recovery procedures).

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