Cyber Security

This course is designed to provide students an introduction to cybersecurity and understanding its basic concepts.  The course includes cybersecurity fundamentals, threat actors attacks, mitigation, security policies and procedures, secure architecture, network security controls, security testing, risk and incident management, business continuity, malware protection and disaster recovery. It is designed to examine theories of cybersecurity and decision making. Students will have the opportunities to practice various cybersecurity techniques and gain an understanding of career development.

Learning Goals

Duration: 40 hours
Course prerequisite: Students/early career/professionals

Content Goals

  • Analyze and resolve security issues in networks and computer systems to secure an IT infrastructure.
  • Design, develop, test and evaluate secure software.
  • Develop policies and procedures to manage enterprise security risks.
  • Evaluate and communicate the human role in security systems.
  • Ethics, social engineering vulnerabilities in cybersecurity.
  • Interpret and forensically investigate security incidents.
  • Timely decision-making.
  • Principles of cyber security development and implementation.
  • Learn the principles of cyber security.

Performance Goals

  • Practical training in cyber security
  • Apply theories for real-time decision-making.
  • Identify and utilize major sources of information technologies and resources.
  • Describe and utilize the major tools used in security assessment.
  • Career counseling identification process, techniques and strategies.

Course Outline

  • Module 1. Introduction/Overview (4 hrs.)
  • Module 2. Basic Security Theory and Techniques (4 hrs.)
  • Module 3. System Security Fundamentals (4 hrs.)
  • Module 4. Cyber Crime (4 hrs.)
  • Module 5. Malware & Their Types (8 hrs.)
  • Module 6.  Authentication & Encryption (4 hrs.)
  • Module 7. Digital Signatures (4 hrs.)
  • Module 8. Computer Forensics (4 hrs.)
  • Module 9. Firewall Fundamentals (4 hrs.)

Course Curriculum