Module 7

IT Security

This module sets out concepts relating to the secure use of ICT in daily life and skills used to maintain a secure network connection, use the Internet safely and securely, and manage data and information appropriately.

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

    - Understand the importance of keeping information and data secure, and identify common data/privacy
        protection, retention and control principles.
    - Recognize threats to personal security from identity theft and potential threats to data from using cloud
      computing.
    - Be able to use passwords and encryption to secure files and data.
    - Understand the threat of malware and be able to protect a computer, device or network from malware and
     address malware attacks.
    - Recognize common network and wireless security types and be able to use personal firewalls and personal
      hotspots.
    - Protect a computer or device from unauthorized access and be able to safely manage and update passwords.
    - Use appropriate web browser settings and understand how to authenticate websites and browse the web
      securely.
    - Understand communication security issues that can arise from using e-mail, social networks, voice over
     Internet protocol, instant messaging and mobile devices.
   - Back up and restore data to local and cloud storage locations and delete and dispose of data and devices
     securely.

What are the benefits of this module?

    - Covers the key skills and main concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices, and software.
    - Certifies best practice in IT security
    - Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practicing computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content