As you may know, we're currently developing a suite of awards in cyber security. We recently received a request from Police Scotland to develop an introductory unit to cover the fundamentals of the subject, suitable for everyone.
Unsurprisingly, we're calling the new National Unit: Cyber Security Fundamentals. It will be a single credit unit at SCQF Level 4, covering the basic knowledge and skills that everyone should know about the subject area. The contents will include: online safety, data security, hacking, digital forensics and cyber threats.
I hope to have the new unit available to centres from August. It will be added to appropriate group awards (such as the NC Computing with Digital Media) and available stand-alone. But the representative of Police Scotland made it clear that he felt the unit should be taught to everyone.
In the meantime, you can see the current version of the unit here. Contact Helen for more information about this unit.