The Scottish Government (2015) states that: “Cyber resilience is being able to prepare for, withstand, rapidly recover and learn from deliberate attacks or accidental events in the online world. Cyber security is a key element of being resilient, but cyber resilient people and organisations recognise that being safe online goes far beyond just technical measures. By building understanding of cyber risks and threats, they are able to take the appropriate measures to stay safe and get the most from being online.”
Cyber resilience resources
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is the UK agency responsible for identifying cyber risks and attacks, combatting cyber crime and providing guidance and information to the public.
Here are some useful links from their site:
The advice from the National Cyber Security Centre for the UK is clear on what makes a stronger password: THREE RANDOM WORDS.
This PowerPoint can be used as a lesson to teach learners about creating stronger passwords. It is aimed at upper primary learners but could easily be adapted to younger and older learners. Consider using this lesson when your learners next need to change their passwords, such as at the start of term.
In the UK, we spend more money online per capita than any other nation. So, if our learners are spending money online – how are you supporting them to be as safe and secure as possible? What threats are they likely to face when spending money online?