Security is everyone's problem. The Internet is full of attackers who are looking to steal your information or get control over your system. This is a problem for individuals and businesses so it's essential that even casual users understand enough of how the Internet is put together to be able to understand the threats they face. Students will learn how businesses communicate via the internet and how that exposes them to some of the fundamental attack types. Students will learn how to protect themselves from those attacks.
- Construct a conceptual model of the Internet and how businesses connect to one another using it
- Identify ways in which society and business interactions have changed as a result of the Internet to better understand its impact on the concept of security
- Examine social and political motivations for cyber crime, cyber warfare and digital activism
- Make use of basic protection techniques to safeguard information and systems