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Cyber Security Fundamentals

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This course explores how organizations must be prepared to defend against threats in cyberspace. Learners will study the fundamentals of cyber risks and threats and will explore topics such as facility security, privacy and data security. There will be a focus on the fundamentals of viruses, malware, and spyware concerns, scams and frauds such as pretexting, email and mobile device security. Students will also explore Wi-Fi security, network security, web site security, incident response, and basic policy development. The course overall will help students develop cyber security management skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaboration, and cyber security information utilization. The new skills and knowledge gained in this course will help ensure the privacy, reliability, and integrity of information systems.

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Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Network and Mobile Security Principles

    • Explain how ensuring proper network and mobile security defends against cyber threats.
    • Identify components of basic network security and infrastructure.
    • Describe principles for mobile security.

    Cyber Security Management and Incident Protocols

    • Explain basic cyber security policy development.
    • Identify laws, regulations, and industry standards related to cyber security.

    After the Crisis

    • Identify components of cyber attacks.
    • Compare lessons learned and best practices for increased cyber security.

    Cyber Threats and Risks

    • Describe types of cyber threats.
    • Identify differences between a cyber threat and a cyber risk.

    Overview of Cyber Crimes

    • Identify types of cyber crimes.
    • Describe the prevalence of cyber crimes
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