The Cybersecurity Fundamentals Online course provides students with the principles of data and technology that frame and define cybersecurity. Students will gain insight into the importance of cybersecurity and the integral role of cybersecurity professionals. The interactive, self-guided format will provide a dynamic learning experience where users can explore foundational cybersecurity principles, security architecture, risk management, attacks, incidents, and emerging IT and IS technologies.
Explain the core information assurance (IA) principles
Identify the key components of cybersecurity network architecture
Apply cybersecurity architecture principles
Describe risk management processes and practices
Identify security tools and hardening techniques
Distinguish system and application security threats and vulnerabilities
Describe different classes of attacks
Define types of incidents including categories, responses and timelines for response
Describe new and emerging IT and IS technologies
Analyze threats and risks within context of the cybersecurity architecture
Appraise cybersecurity incidents to apply appropriate response
Evaluate decision making outcomes of cybersecurity scenarios
Access additional external resources to supplement knowledge of cybersecurity
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.