Teaching about Cybersecurity: Taking Steps to Improve Online Safety and Prevent Data Breaches

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Leaks! Data breaches! Identity Theft! What can be done to improve online safety? An article offers chilling examples of the importance of preventing data breaches—some very practical suggestions for increasing protection of online information.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups investigate recent developments intended to prevent data breaches in such fields as banking security and online voting
  • Ask class members assess the protections they have in place for their own and their family's devices
Classroom Considerations

  • Although the article is dated (December 11, 2014), the suggested steps are still valid
Pros

  • Groups examine articles about breaches, assess the extent of the breach, and consider what, if anything, could have prevented the attack
Cons

  • None