2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jun 09, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

CNT 105 - Cybersecurity Principles

Description: Foundation knowledge and essentials skills in all security domains in the cyber world - information security, systems security, network security, mobile security, physical security, ethics and laws, related technologies, defense and mitigation techniques used in protecting businesses.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 2
Lab: 2

Course Content:
  1.  Characteristics of cybersecurity world
  2. The McCumber Cube
  3. Malware and malicious code
  4. Protecting secrets using cryptography
  5. Ensuring integrity
  6. High availability
  7. Defending systems and devices
  8. Cybersecurity domains

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Investigate the cybersecurity world, criminals, and professionals. (1)
  2. Explain the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability as they relate to data states and cybersecurity countermeasures. (2)
  3. Differentiate the types of malware and malicious code. (3)
  4. Outline technologies, products, and procedures used to protect confidentiality. (4)
  5. Describe the processes used to ensure integrity including digital signatures and certificates. (5)
  6. Explain the concepts of high availability and the technologies, products, and procedures used to provide high availability. (6)
  7. Discuss how technologies, processes, and procedures protect systems. (7)
  8. Explore ethics and cybersecurity laws.  (8)