Information Security Basics is designed to teach entry and mid-level IT staff the technological fundamentals of information security. The goal of this course is to provide students some preliminary knowledge of computer security to help in identifying and stopping various cyber threats. In addition to providing an introduction to information assurance, students will also learn general concepts (terminologies), an overview of TCP/IP, introductory network security, introductory operating system security, and basic cryptography.
The student will demonstrate knowledge of:
- The goals of the information security professional and attackers to include the four basic types of attacks most likely to be encountered.
- Demonstrate knowledge of Confidentiality, Integrity, and access controls as they apply to the Biba Integrity and Bell-LaPadula Confidentiality Models.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the use of a layered architecture model to design and secure a TCP/IP Network.
- At the completion of this module, the student will be able to identify the common techniques of offensive attacks as well as defensive tactics and appliances available to include wireless vulnerabilities.
- Explain the vulnerabilities of current Operating Systems and the solutions to guard against common exploits; the student will be able to implement secure browsing, email and instant messaging practices.