• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

This course is an entry level Information Security course that is designed for anyone who utilizes computer technology in their daily life. Whether using technology for business or personal reasons, this course will provide the basic knowledge needed to assign the appropriate level of value to data. Students become aware of the risks and threats that could compromise information while understanding practical steps to protect valuable information assets.

Learning Objectives

  • Determining the Value of Information Assets
  • Leveraging Operational Process Types to Manage Assets
  • Achieving Information Reliability Through Security
  • Preparing to Manage Threats and Risks
  • Categorizing Threats, Identifying Damage, and Calculating Loss
  • Analyzing Risk to Help Drive Information Security Decisions
  • Using Risk Mitigation Strategies to Minimize the Impact of Risk

    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

    If you would like to provide feedback for this course, please e-mail the NICCS SO at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.