This course introduces the concepts and issues related to securing information systems and the development of policies to implement information security controls. Topics include the historical view of networking and security, security issues, trends, security resources, and the role of policy, people, and processes in information security. Upon completion, students should be able to identify information security risks, create an information security policy, and identify processes to implement and enforce policy.
- Security Basics
- System Threats and Risks
- Protecting Systems
- Network Vulnerabilities and Attacks
- Network Defense
- Wireless Network Security
- Access Control Fundamentals
- Performing Vulnerability Assessments and Security Audits
- Applying Cryptography
- Business Continuity
- Security Policies
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
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