Cybersecurity Essentials

Online Course: Cybersecurity Essentials

  1. Unit 1: Introduction to Cybersecurity
    • Overview: This unit provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of cybersecurity, including the importance of cyber readiness, the evolving cyber threat landscape, and the essential elements of a culture of cyber readiness. It also covers the role of leaders in driving cybersecurity strategy, investment, and culture within organizations.
  2. Unit 2: Information Security Fundamentals
    • Overview: Students will learn about the foundational principles of information security, including data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The unit covers security controls for networks, servers, and applications, as well as the development of compliant security policies to protect critical assets and applications.
  3. Unit 3: Systems Security
    • Overview: This unit focuses on securing network assets and information, including understanding the organization’s network, implementing secure configurations, and leveraging automatic updates. Students will also learn about the removal of unauthorized hardware and software, as well as the implementation of email and browser security settings.
  4. Unit 4: Network Security
    • Overview: Students will gain an understanding of network security measures, including system, server, and data protection. The unit covers network infrastructure and end device protection, as well as physical security measures used to protect network equipment.
  5. Unit 5: Mobile Security
    • Overview: This unit explores the unique challenges of mobile security, including the protection of mobile devices, data, and applications. Students will learn about mobile device management, secure app development, and best practices for ensuring the security of mobile environments.
  6. Unit 6: Physical Security
    • Overview: The unit covers the importance of physical security measures in protecting network equipment and critical assets. Students will learn about the design and implementation of physical security controls, as well as the integration of physical security with other cybersecurity measures.
  7. Unit 7: Ethical and Legal Aspects of Cybersecurity
    • Overview: This unit delves into the ethical and legal considerations in cybersecurity, including privacy, compliance, and the ethical use of cybersecurity measures. Students will learn about the legal and regulatory frameworks that govern cybersecurity practices and the ethical responsibilities of cybersecurity professionals.
  8. Unit 8: Cybersecurity Threats and Mitigation
    • Overview: Students will be introduced to common cybersecurity threats, including tactics, techniques, and procedures used by cyber adversaries. The unit covers defense and mitigation techniques, as well as the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability as they relate to data states and cybersecurity countermeasures.
  9. Unit 9: Cybersecurity Careers and Workforce Development
    • Overview: This unit explores the growing demand for cybersecurity professionals and the opportunities for career growth in the field. Students will gain insights into the skills, technologies, and procedures used in protecting businesses, as well as the efforts committed to expanding the security workforce.
  10. Unit 10: Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity
    • Overview: The final unit covers the emerging trends and challenges in cybersecurity, including the impact of new technologies, threat vectors, and the evolving regulatory landscape. Students will gain insights into the future of cybersecurity and the skills needed to proactively defend against emerging threats.

This structure provides a comprehensive overview of the essential concepts and skills in cybersecurity, covering a wide range of topics from foundational principles to emerging trends and career opportunities. Each unit’s content overview is designed to build a strong knowledge base and prepare students for practical applications in the field.

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