Course Description

Comprehensive Overview of the Cyber Security Fundamentals

Data is no longer a critical part of the business; it is the business.  In today's always connected business environment, the practice of cyber security is no longer a business advantage, but rather a customer requirement and in many cases, a regulatory necessity.  The myriads of high-profile breaches flooding the news recently remind us that the failure to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data is costing industries billions of dollars of damages in good will, lost business, regulatory fines, and legal costs. In this breadth-based course, students learn about the fundamentals of prevention, detection, and forensics as applied to cyber threats.  This course provides an overview of information of security principles and practices; including models, risk management, access controls, intrusion detection and prevention, cryptography, software vulnerabilities and ethical issues. 

Learner Outcomes

  • Learn principles of data and technology that frame and define cyber security
  • Gain insight into the importance of cyber security and the integral role of cyber secuirity professionals
  • Exposure to foundational cyber security principles, security architecture, risk management, attacks, incidents and emerging IT and IS technologies
  • Overview of digital forensics while analyzing techniques behind digital forensic investigations and evidence collection
  • Fundamental steps of the traditional computer forensic methodology
  • Building forensic workstations, collecting evidence, extracting artifacts, identifying unknown files and reassembling evidence from network packet captures and device images

Course Details

Number of Units:  3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Course Format:  Online Fixed-Date

Course Materials:  None

Technical Requirements



Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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