National CAE Designated Institution
  • Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

An introduction to the information technology sector of cybersecurity, providing foundational knowledge. Topics include emerging cyber trends, computer/applications security, personal, physical, mobile/wireless security, risk assessment and management. Best practices for protecting and defending against cyber attacks are thoroughly examined.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the landscape of cybersecurity threats and explain common attack vectors. Identify the best practices of information security in defending against cyber threats and protecting assets.
  • Explain the best practice methods for establishing personal information security awareness.
  • Analyze the importance of physical, network, mobile/wireless, and applications level security.
  • Examine the steps involved in an information security risk assessment

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.