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Cyber Security Awareness Training (Post Primary School)

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What is Hacking?

Hacking: an activity carried out by a security hacker by exploring methods for breaching defences and exploiting weaknesses in a computer system or network.

Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, information gathering, challenge, recreation,or evaluation of a system weaknesses to assist in formulating defences against potential hackers.

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