Securing the Internet of Things

Securing the Internet of Things

Help students understand the risks associated with the use of internet connected devices and apps. This is a CyberDay4Girls Activity Kit.

Activity Duration

1.5 Hours

Preparation Time

1 – 2 Hours

Estimated Cost of Materials

USD $0

Audience Age

11+

Topic

Internet of Things, IBM CyberDay4Girls

Languages

English

Details

From mobile phones to smart thermostats, internet connected devices and apps are a part of our children’s everyday lives. In this Activity Kit, students will learn about the Internet of Things (IoT) and the importance of following cybersecurity best practices when connecting to their devices. We have designed this workshop particularly for girls in response to the significant gender gap in the cybersecurity profession. Though this CyberDay4Girls Activity Kit was designed to be used in a classroom, it can also be adapted to be used with your children at home.

This activity kit will require the following resources:

  • PowerPoint presentation capabilities
  • Internet connection to show the videos

Instructions

  1. Watch the two videos below to know more about the Internet of Things. These videos are included on the presentation deck as well.

  2. Watch the IBM Think Academy video to learn about mobile security.