Build your computer security skills

by Furgang, Adam,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 005.8 F95
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 005.8 F95
Computers have become enmeshed in almost every aspect of modern life. While this development has made our lives easier and more convenient, it also opens us up to all sorts of security risks. The dozen activities in this volume emphasize the importance of computer security and delve into the steps that both coders and ordinary users of technology can take to improve their computer security. Individual activities explore topics such as encryption, coming up with secure passwords, two-step verification, phishing, and fingerprint identification.
Can you break the code?
Strong password algorithm
Alphanumeric password memory game
Binary message decoder
Two-step verification
Phishing for information
Word search encrypted password key
Fingerprint maze mobile phone access
Mnemonic memory password phrase
Security scavenger hunt
Web safety review crossword puzzle
Teach your grandma to be safe!
Answer key.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Computer programming, commonly known as coding, is not a single skill but comprised of multiple skill sets that work together. The entries in the Unplugged Activities for Future Coders series (5 titles) help middle-grade readers develop some of these skills through a variety of solo and multiple-player activities performed offline. Accompanied by digital, reoccurring images of teens from diverse races and physical abilities, each book opens with an overview of the topic before delving into its 12 real-world activities that increase in complexity. Computer Security Skills emphasizes the need for keeping personal information and data on computers private and offers strategies on lessening the risks of being hacked. The related activities provide tips and guided questions while an answer key, a glossary, and further resources conclude each text. Together, the multifaceted volumes give students a comprehensive and entertaining introduction to coding.--Angela Leeper Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Unplugged activities for future coders.
Subjects Computer security -- Juvenile literature.
Computer security -- Study and teaching -- Activity programs.
Publisher New York :2020
Contributors Harris, Christopher, 1977- author.
Gennari, Joel, illustrator.
Audience Grades: 5 to 8.
Language English
Description 48 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781978510654
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