Years 9–10: Cybersecurity

This unit considers how and why data is kept secure on the internet. Students refresh and build on their understanding of network hardware and internet protocols. They examine the Australian Privacy Principles and their implications for individuals and organisations, providing a rationale to explore how cyberthreats can be investigated, modelled and mitigated. Students also learn and practise specific techniques for encrypting and compressing data, allowing it can be transmitted more securely and efficiently.

Additional details

Year band(s) 9-10
Content type Scope and sequence, Whole School
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Data representation, Digital systems, Privacy and security
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Investigate how hardware and software manage, control and secure access to data in networked digital systems


Investigate simple data compression techniques


Develop cyber security threat models, and explore a software, user or software supply chain vulnerability

Keywords scope and sequence, scope, sequence
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs Digital Literacy, Critical and creative thinking



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