This course provides an overview of the technologies and activities associated with the protection of networks and networked systems. It begins with the foundations of networking and then addresses the Cybersecurity activities, technologies, and programs necessary to protect information on networked systems, on the web, and in the cloud.
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
- Course 1 Cybersecurity Foundations
Guide to a Secure Enterprise Network Landscape. NIST SP 800-215, Chandramouli, https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/detail/sp/800-215/final. This is a free PDF download.
Guidelines for Securing Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) NIST SP 800-153, Souppaya & Scarfone, https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/detail/sp/800-153/final. This is a free PDF download.
Guide to Network Security, Whitman, Mattord, Mackey, & Green, Cengage Learning.
This textbook is strongly recommended but not required to successfully complete this course.
See the NIST special publication library at https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/sp800 for additional documents which may support your understanding of the material.
This is course 3 in the KSU Introduction to Cybersecurity Certificate.
#1: Network Cybersecurity Certificate
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