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Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive, integrated and up-to-date overview of computing security. The topics included will provide students with broad and new perspectives on contemporary issues in cybersecurity. We will examine theoretical concepts that form a foundation for information systems security. We will adopt a practical, hands-on approach to examining several fundamental security technologies. This course provides students an opportunity to advance their thinking and troubleshooting ability in solving cyber threat issues.

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of concepts and terminology of information security, and critical issues related to threat and risk,
  2. Communicate effectively about the importance of information security methodologies, and the challenges they are meant to address,
  3. Define and explain the basic types of information attacks, malicious software and associated information security principles,
  4. Employ user-centered design strategies on the utilization of cryptographic tools, user authentication, access control mechanisms,
  5. Demonstrate the ability to discuss and create security baselines to detect and prevent intrusion,
  6. Explain the technical, managerial and ethical value of cyber defense teamwork in a collaborative setting,
  7. Acquire troubleshooting and critical thinking skills and techniques of the tools needed to secure organizations as socio-technical systems,
  8. Define career opportunities in the information security industry.

Framework Connections

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.

Feedback

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