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These Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs for short, are online courses that introduce you to the topic of cybersecurity through videos, texts and exercises.
- How do I navigate the Internet?
- Passwords & Data security
- Data privacy & Big data
- Citizen science
A forum offers you the opportunity for further exchange and discussion.
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Module by module you will learn the most important basics of cyber security. At the end you will receive a certificate for your participation.
Overview of the Timeline
When does it start?
How do I navigate the Internet?
This module deals with our everyday habits and usage behaviour on the Internet. In contrast to the dangers in the physical world, many of the risks occurring on the Internet are invisible and difficult to assess. In this module, these processes are simulated and made visible.
Data privacy & Big data
This section of the course deals with the digital footprint we leave behind through our online activities. What personal information do we knowingly or unknowingly disclose, and which of this information is collected and analysed by third parties?
Passwords & Data security
1234 or your own date of birth are not good examples of passwords. This module will show you why this is the case. You will also learn why passwords play an important role on the Internet, how to create secure passwords and how to avoid forgetting them so easily.
Collecting data on the Internet also has positive aspects, for example, promoting public participation. The aim of this section is to identify the reasons why data is collected and how it can contribute to change and progress.
Live-Trainings with our Experts
Virtual, personal and interactive: the Live-Trainings complement the MOOC with live formats in which experts explain important aspects of cybersecurity in person. In three to four hours you will receive important impulses and support for your lessons.
The live trainings are conducted by our experts in the fields of cybersecurity and didactics. They take place with an online conference tool where you can ask your individual questions via chat or directly in conversation.
How pupils can learn Cybersecurity
But what are algorithms actually? And what are the principles behind them? For "Teach the Teacher Cybersecurity", in addition to the presentation of attack scenarios, basic programming skills are also taught in the "Open Roberta Lab". This way, pupils learn to understand the basic mechanisms of cyber security at an early stage – as easy as ABC.
Combination Lock Cracker
How fast do you think a computer can guess a combination of 4 numbers? Remember: There are always 10.000 possibilities! (From 0000 to 9999)
Find out with our combination lock cracker! Enter a number and then press the "Guess Number" button.
A computer takes longer to guess the secret number if it has to display the intermediate steps on the monitor. So you will get two results, one with the intermediate steps and one without.
Required time without displaying intermediate steps:
Required time with displaying intermediate steps:
To make your password extra secure, you can use the password generator. Make sure that your password has at least 12 characters, even more!
Your generated password is:
Do you use our password card? Then set the password length to at least 4 characters to generate your start characters. You put them in front of the password of your password card.
"Hi, I'm Cybercat!"
The topic of cybersecurity is presented in our teaching and learning materials in a colourful and age-appropriate manner. In addition to the appealing design, our mascot "Cybercat" helps to convey the complex contents to pupils in an entertaining and interesting way.
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