Differences between Cyber – security, awareness and safety.
Although these terms are often used interchangeably, for students to have a solid foundation of cyber issues the understanding of each term and their differences is important.
Cyber Security is the overall systems and programs that protect the devices and networks that we use.
Cyber Awareness is the knowledge and information we can use to equip and protect ourselves as we use digital technologies online. An important area of awareness is for students to realise that once information is shared it permanent and that what we share online can be misused.
Cyber Safety is everyone’s personal responsibility in how we conduct ourselves in the cyber world. Being safe and secure with the technology we are using, being considerate in our interactions with others and ensuring that we are conscious of what we share and the impact that it has on ourselves and others.