This course provides a broad overview of the field of cybersecurity. The course covers history, terminology and strategies involved in securing information assets and serves as a foundation course for more advanced studies in information, network and computer security. General and specific threats to information assets and defensive strategies for protecting those assets are covered. The course employs an integrated system of skill-building lessons, hands-on exercises, and self-assessment tools.
Students completing this course should be able to:
- List, describe and recognize information assets and explain the importance of information assets to a business, civic, and national security.
- List and describe threats posed to information assets.
- Understand and explain the need to provide information security
- Understand and explain the legal, ethical, and professional issues involved in information security
- List, describe, select and utilize tools, procedures and techniques to mitigate and counter threats posed to information assets