Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

In today’s world the internet is everything, which is why it’s important to be able to navigate the digital world safely. The Cybersecurity course equips the students with knowledge and practical skills to stay safe online, while simultaneously laying the groundwork for a career in cybersecurity.

In today’s world the internet is everything, which is why it’s important to be able to navigate the digital world safely. The Cybersecurity course equips the students with knowledge and practical skills to stay safe online, while simultaneously laying the groundwork for a career in cybersecurity.

In today’s world the internet is everything, which is why it’s important to be able to navigate the digital world safely. The Cybersecurity course equips the students with knowledge and practical skills to stay safe online, while simultaneously laying the groundwork for a career in cybersecurity.

Mastering Cybersecurity: A Comprehensive Journey

This 13-unit based course offers a comprehensive journey into the world of online security. From understanding the historical evolution of cybersecurity to mastering the latest defense strategies against cyber threats, our course empowers students with practical skills and knowledge on staying safe in their digital spaces. The curriculum is designed to offer practical, hands-on experience in safeguarding digital environments. Through real-world scenarios and case studies, students will apply their learning, honing their skills in detecting, preventing, and responding to cyber incidents. This course lays the groundwork for those aspiring to careers in the ever-important field of cybersecurity, making it an essential step for future digital defenders.

Students will learn


  • Comprehensive Understanding: Gain a thorough understanding of the historical evolution of cybersecurity

  • Defense Strategy Mastery: Master the latest defense strategies against diverse cyber threats

  • Practical Application: Apply knowledge to ensure personal safety in digital environments

  • Career Readiness: Build a foundation for a successful career in cybersecurity with practical skills

  • Technological Literacy: Develop literacy to navigate the dynamic landscape of online security

  • Risk Assessment Skills: Acquire skills to assess and manage risks effectively

  • Digital Forensics Exploration: Explore digital forensics for insights into investigative aspects of cybersecurity.

  • Ethical Hacking Differentiation: Differentiate between ethical and malicious hacking

  • Social Engineering Awareness: Understand the psychology behind social engineering attacks

  • Safe Browsing Techniques: Equip students with tools for safe internet browsing, minimizing threats to online assets and privacy

Features

Teacher Instructions

Videos

Surveys

Exams

Assignments

Discussion Boards

Video reviews

Drills

Self-graded Activities

Project-based learning

Gradebook

Grade level

6-12

Length

0.5 (90h)

Format

Teacher Led

Prerequisites

None

Course breakdown

Unit 1: Background and History

This unit focuses on expanding student knowledge of cybersecurity. This unit will culminate with student-designed projects/presentations created to demonstrate their understanding.

Unit 2: Cybersecurity Industry

Students will explore business, economics, regulations, and career aspects of the cybersecurity industry.

Unit 3:  Protection

Introduction to terminology. Students will differentiate between ethical versus malicious hacking.

Unit 4: Cyber Crimes

This module educates students about online criminals ("Black hat" hackers) and terrorists, exploring their motives, vicious methods, and financial targets.

Unit 5: Accounts, Credentials, and Identity Thefts

Students will learn about various methods of online identity theft, including identification and prevention methods against those methods.

Unit 6:  Wares, Viruses, Attacks

This module provides students with necessary knowledge about malware-related attacks and tools to defend themselves against them.

Unit 7: Security

Students will learn how to stay protected while connected to WIFI networks at the campus, office, home, and public places, demonstrate knowledge of techniques and strategies to prevent a system from being compromised, and explore the operations of cryptography.

Unit 8: Social Engineering & Cyberbullying

This module helps students understand the psychology behind phishing scams and how to avoid them.

Unit 9: Safe Browsing

This module equips students with essential tools for safely browsing the Internet through various devices and avoiding common threats to their online assets and privacy.

Unit 10: Hardware Exploits

Students will learn how hardware vulnerabilities are exploited by hackers and how to avoid such exploitation.

Unit 11: Privacy Essentials

This module teaches students the secrets of becoming invisible online, protecting their privacy and anonymity in the age of full disclosure.

Unit 12: Risk Assessment and Digital Forensics

Students understand risk and how risk assessment and risk management defend against attacks. Students explore the field of digital forensics.

Unit 13: Outro

Revisit topics covered in the course and reflect on personal growth and ways to integrate new concepts into everyday life.

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