Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
Introduction to Cyber Security (CYB120)
Classroom: 54 hours (15 weeks). Distance/hybrid: Varies.
September 2017 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, will have developed a security mindset that will empower them to work more securely as both a developer and a user. The student will be able to recognize and differentiate between cyber security terms used in the profession; recognize system wide threats and vulnerabilities and use common hacking techniques; distinguish between common defense tools for endpoints, servers and cloud computing. Simulate a network environment using virtualization in order to monitor intrusions and how they are detected by antivirus, anti-malware and firewalls; manage and recognize cyber security risks to valued assets at intrusion points in a network; implement the requirements of ISO and GDPR; create a risk assessment and mitigation strategy; use basic hacking tools to discover vulnerabilities; implement operating system security hardening and patching; use GPO to implement technical and operational controls; demonstrate an understanding of cryptology and of the importance of encrypting secure data.
Topics covered are: cyber security terminology and framework, network infrastructure and OSI (open systems interconnection) model, cyber threats and attacks, introduction to cryptography, security and incident management, security standards and regulations, and defense methodologies. Prerequisites: Personal interview and skill-based exam.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Cyber Security, Data Analysis, Digital Forensics, Information Technology, Introduction to Computer Science or as a general elective (5/18) (3/21 revalidation).