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Fundamentals of Cybersecurity and Information Security

This course introduces participants to the fields of Cybersecurity and Information Systems Security (ISS). The course is designed to deliver broad coverage of the theory and practices of information security in an applied format. Given the symbiotic relationship between ISS and cybersecurity, both topics will be covered. Course materials are delivered by practitioners and experts in the field of cybersecurity through lectures, discussions, lab sessions, and class projects.

Key areas of coverage include system security analysis, threats and vulnerabilities, enterprise system monitoring, attack detection and defensive measures, malware behavior and detection, risk and recovery management, network security risks and defensive tools, cryptography, security standards, cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT), applications of artificial intelligence/machine learning in cybersecurity, and security systems audits.

The course is intended and is best suited for the following prospective participants:

  • Individuals with an interest in information systems security and cybersecurity who want to pursue a career in IT security
  • College graduates with a minimum of bachelor’s degree in information technology, or related practical experience in business, science, engineering, software programming, or data processing
  • Employees of companies with an interest in applying the principles of information security in their organizations
  • Business/corporate executives and managers with an interest in becoming knowledgeable about the assessment, selection, implementation and effective operation of cybersecurity solutions

Course Content

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the fundamental security features in an information system
  • Apply the principles of information systems security
  • Analyze and evaluate the information security needs of an organization
  • Assess the effectiveness of various security systems
  • Maintain and troubleshoot an organizational information security system
  • Support the formulation, design and implementation of information security systems
  • Evaluate, and analyze security threats and vulnerabilities in an enterprise system
  • Explain the principles of incident response and management
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of cybersecurity solutions
  • Describe the structure and mechanism of IoT and its impact on the elements of cybersecurity
  • Prepare to take the CompTIA’s Security+ professional certification