Introduction to Cybersecurity

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level
Introductory
Subject
Cybersecurity
Course Length
26 minutes
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Course Description

This course focuses on the basics of what security is and how bad guys may try to find ways of harming you because of your lack of security. We'll be looking at a variety of things, both from a work perspective and a personal perspective, on what it means to have security, why security is important, and what you might be able to do to help improve your defenses. We're looking at a variety of topics including a basic definition of what it is to have security and the idea of the CIA triad and the core foundation concepts there. We'll also discuss some other common security, foundational terminology, as well as some networking and protocol terminology. We'll discuss risk and what risks are. And finally, we'll take a look at security versus usability and how we can tie all of these things together.

Requirements

  • Basic understanding of networking terminology and applications, intranet and internet services, protocols, ports, as well as networking and security devices.
  • Basic knowledge in installation of security software, such as antivirus or firewalls, and general understanding of operating systems functionalities (Windows and Linux).

Instructors

James Michael Stewart

Michael has over 30 years experience with computers and technology with a focus on security, certification, and various operating systems. He has been teaching job skills and certification courses on topics like CISSP, ethical hacking and penetration testing, computer forensics, and Security Plus for over 20 years. He is also the primary author of two books and holds a variety of certifications including CISSP, CEH, CHFI, ECSA, and Security Plus.