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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Cyber Security (CYB120)


Classroom: 54 hours (15 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

September 2017 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, will: develop a security mindset that empowers them to work more securely as both a developer and a user; 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; and explain cryptology and of the importance of encrypting secure data.


Topics include: 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. 

Credit recommendation: 

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).