Introduction to Cybersecurity

An introduction to cybersecurity, ideal for learners who are curious about the world of Internet security and who want to be literate in the field. As our daily lives become more and more dependent on Internet-based tools and services, and as those platforms accumulate more of our most sensitive data, the demand grows for experts in the field of cybersecurity. In this course, you will gain an overview of the cybersecurity landscape as well as national (USA) and international perspectives on the field. We will cover the legal environment that impacts cybersecurity as well as predominant threat actors.

Course syllabus:

  1. Define and use key terms and concepts in the field of cybersecurity

  2. Identify and distinguish threat actors and their motivations

  3. Match appropriate types of controls to the actions of different threat actors

  4. Describe the differences and interactions among international agencies related to cybersecurity