Provides an introduction to the field of Cyber Security through the analysis of technology and concepts in the field of cyber security and cybercrime. This course provides a complete introduction to the protection of business information and systems that support business process. The objective is to identify common threats and attacks, analyze the role of security techniques and architectures, explain the role of cryptography, and analyze issues related to managing security.
Cybersecurity & Computer Forensics
Degrees and Certificates
This course explores the basic security landscape through the topics of risks, threats, control and encryption. Learn how to assess and prioritize risks with computer system, implement authentication controls and the functions of encryption/cryptography. Course may prepare students to complete Security + certification. Course maps to CTCITC117 Security +.
From securing networked computers to securing the web this course provides and in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities with securing the modern enterprise. This class will include students from multiple sections.
This course serves as an introduction into the skills, steps and concepts related to the field of penetration testing and ethical hacking. The modern penetration tester or “pen tester” relies on a specific set of skills to help secure IT infrastructure by testing defenses. This course places a heavy emphasis on the ethical issues and practices required by all professional penetration testers.
Explore the role and skillset required of the computer forensics professional investigator including an introduction to the computer investigation process, data acquisition process, crime scenes and forensics tools. This class will include students from multiple sections.
The capstone course is focused on competing in cybersecurity national competitions including the CCDC or National Cyber Defense League competitions or national computer forensics competitions including SANS challenge or DC3 digital forensics challenges. This class will include students from multiple sections.
Internship in a workplace setting of the student’s choice, based on needs and interests. Fifty-five hours per credit.
Credits1 - 5
In this capstone honors course, students will complete a project relevant to their career pathway and program. The project will integrate at least two Business and IT programs (Business Administration, Administrative Office Systems, Computer Applications Technology, Multimedia Communications, Cybersecurity & Computer Forensics, or Information Technology) to provide breadth and relevance to the project.