This course provides an overview of the Cybersecurity discipline. It introduces the concepts of threats, attacks, vulnerabilities, and the protection of information assets in a typical environment. It also discusses the technologies, policies, and training & awareness programs necessary to protect these information assets.
The course contains eight modules. Six of these modules are lectures, and two contain projects. This course is self-paced and may be completed in less than 24 hours of work. You have six months to complete the course. If during the course you have any questions, please post your questions in the discussion forums. The moderator should answer within two business days.
- A general understanding of Information Technology
Principles of Information Security, 7th edition, Whitman & Mattord, Cengage Learning.
This textbook is strongly recommended but not required to successfully complete this course.
csrc.nist.gov/publications/sp800 for additional documents which may support your understanding of the material.
This is Course 1 in the KSU Introduction to Cybersecurity Certificate.
#1: Cybersecurity Foundations Certificate
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