Research and Report
Divide the class into small groups and assign each group a specific period or event in the history of cybersecurity. The groups should research their assigned topic and create a report or presentation to share with the class.
Divide the class into groups and assign each group a role to play (e.g., hacker, security analyst, CEO of a company). Then, give the groups a scenario to act out, such as a cyberattack on a company or an ethical hacking engagement. After the role-play, have a class discussion to debrief and discuss what was learned.
Invite a cybersecurity expert or ethical hacker to speak to the class. The guest speaker could share their experiences, talk about current trends in cybersecurity, or provide tips for ethical hacking. After the talk, allow time for a Q&A session.
Give the class a series of case studies that highlight different aspects of cybersecurity and ethical hacking. The case studies could include real-world examples of cyberattacks or ethical hacking engagements. After discussing each case study, have a class discussion to reflect on the lessons learned.
Divide the class into small groups and assign each group a debate topic related to cybersecurity and ethical hacking (e.g., “Should companies be allowed to hack their own systems for testing purposes?”). Each group should research their assigned topic and prepare arguments to present during a class debate.
Create a game or simulation that challenges students to defend against cyberattacks or to conduct ethical hacking. This could be done using an existing game or platform, or it could be custom-built for the class.