Network security v2.0

How do networks secure our data?

Have you: 

  • ever connected to Wi-Fi without a login or password? 
  • ever used free Wi-Fi at a fast-food place, shop, airport or another public location? 
  • ever clicked on links in an email that you didn't recognise? 
  • ignored software update messages on your phone/tablet device/computer? 
  • seen warning messages on your web browser when trying to visit certain websites? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have faced a cyber security risk and probably not even been aware of it. In this cyber security challenge, students will learn the fundamentals of wired and wireless networks and the underlying principles of digital systems using BBC micro:bits. 

Year groups: 9 – 10

Access Network security v2.0 activity 

Date: On-demand, 8-15 hours

Syllabus outcomes

NESA outcomes

Information and Software Technology 7 – 10: 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.3.3 

Australian Curriculum version 8.4


Australian Curriculum version 9


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