NPA Cyber Security

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Start DateAttendance PatternDurationYear Group
August 2020 Two sessions per week. Both sessions will take place in College.  1 year  S6
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Data Security - This offers an introduction to concepts around personal and corporate data security, including aspects of legal and ethical obligations. Learners will discuss examples of real-life data security breaches, and examine the reputational and financial damage caused by poor data security practice.

Digital Forensics - Develops learners’ knowledge of the principles and integrity of the digital forensics process. It is intended to augment learners’ knowledge of data acquisition, data analysis and the reporting of forensics examinations.

Ethical Hacking - Learners will develop an awareness of the knowledge and skills used by ethical and malicious hackers. A specific aim of this unit is to enhance learners’ awareness of the potential threats from malicious hackers to individuals and organisations, and how ethical hacking can help identify and mitigate these threats. Additionally, learners will understand the legislation and ethics of hacking.

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Aimed at S5/6 pupils, you should have core skills at level 5 or above and computing at National 5. You will be invited to discuss your application at an interview with College staff.

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Progression could be onto:

NC Digital Media Computing or NC in Computer Games Development/ Digital Media Production/ Animation.

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