Problem Solving for Cybersecurity Specialists

Learn to decode symbols, codes, and ciphers. Then learn a bit about how the internet and data encryption works before you tackle your own digital security challenge.

In this course, students will explore the ways in which people have historically used encryption and ciphers to share and protect information and the modern world’s reliance on encryption. Looking at how encryption works through a mix of unplugged and plugged activities, students will both recognize how widespread its use is (for communication, commerce, and privacy) and come to understand how encryption systems work to protect and anonymize data. Students will discover the the ingenious ways people have developed to protect and communicate information, explore the technology and concepts behind encryption, and apply those concepts in activities that focus on problem and puzzle-solving.

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$99 USD

Description

Learn to decode symbols, codes, and ciphers. Then learn a bit about how the internet and data encryption works before you tackle your own digital security challenge.

In this course, students will explore the ways in which people have historically used encryption and ciphers to share and protect information and the modern world’s reliance on encryption. Looking at how encryption works through a mix of unplugged and plugged activities, students will both recognize how widespread its use is (for communication, commerce, and privacy) and come to understand how encryption systems work to protect and anonymize data. Students will discover the the ingenious ways people have developed to protect and communicate information, explore the technology and concepts behind encryption, and apply those concepts in activities that focus on problem and puzzle-solving.

This is a Digital Media Academy self-paced learning experience, designed to build foundational knowledge and skills through hands-on, project-based activities and interactive online excercises.

  • Computer or tablet with internet connection
  • App Lab account (free with code.org)
  • Paper, index cards, pens, pencils, markers

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • Decrypt and encrypt basic ciphers
  • Use computational thinking strategies to solve problems
  • Apply understanding of codes and ciphers to the concept of digital encryption
  • Use strategies to design solutions to real-world problems

Course content

Unit 1 – From Ancient Symbols to Computer Encryption
Lesson 1: Decoding Ancient Symbols
Lesson 2: Emoji Time – Communicating Feelings
Lesson 3: Symbols for a Purpose
Lesson 4: Code Your World

Unit 2 – Ciphers and Encryption: Caesar and Evil Bunnies
Lesson 5: Crach this Code Quiz
Lesson 6: Sharing and Hiding Information

Unit 3 -Spies and Secret Codes
Lesson 7: Spies, Spying, and Ciphers
Lesson 8: Dead Drops and Brush Passes
Lesson 9: Biometrics
Lesson 10: Digital Detectives

Unit 4 – Protecting Our Stuff
Lesson 11: Introduction to the Internet
Lesson 12: Encryption Keys and Passwords

Unit 5 – Cryptocurrency and Digital Security
Lesson 13: Introduction to Cryptocurrency
Lesson 14-15: Digital Security Challenge

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  • Product Type: Foundation
  • Career Pathway: Computer Science + AI
  • Career Track: Artificial Intelligence
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  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Age: 9-12
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  • Style: Self-paced
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  • Problem Solving for Cybersecurity Specialists

    Learn to decode symbols, codes, and ciphers. Then learn a bit about how the internet and data encryption works before you tackle your own digital security challenge.

    In this course, students will explore the ways in which people have historically used encryption and ciphers to share and protect information and the modern world’s reliance on encryption. Looking at how encryption works through a mix of unplugged and plugged activities, students will both recognize how widespread its use is (for communication, commerce, and privacy) and come to understand how encryption systems work to protect and anonymize data. Students will discover the the ingenious ways people have developed to protect and communicate information, explore the technology and concepts behind encryption, and apply those concepts in activities that focus on problem and puzzle-solving.

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