This course provides an introduction and broad overview to the knowledge domains of cybersecurity. Topics of study include: the need for cybersecurity, malicious activity, the Internet and Internet of Things (IoT), access controls, security operations and administration, risk management, cryptography, network security, certification and law.
Explain information systems security and its effect on people and businesses.
Describe the principles of risk management, risk assessments, and issues related to threats and vulnerabilities in an IT infrastructure.
Describe networking principles and security mechanisms.
Explain the role of access controls in an IT infrastructure.
Explain how businesses apply cryptography in maintaining information security.
Describe the impact of malware on an org’s systems and how to prevent and detect attacks.
Explain the role of security operations, policies, audits, testing, and monitoring in an IT infrastructure.
Explain the role of contingency planning, the basics of incident handling, and the tools and techniques that digital forensic specialists use to carry out a forensic investigation.
Apply information security standards, professional certifications, and compliance laws to real-world applications in both the private and public sector.