About the Course

This 1-semester course gives students a broad overview of Cybersecurity. Students will explore cybersecurity career paths, common cyber attacks, and cybersecurity in the news. Next, students will learn about online and personal safety where they explore cyberbullying, personally identifiable information, social media security risks, and secure passwords. Finally, students will immerse themselves in applied cybersecurity and be introduced to Unix/Linux, an anatomy of a phishing attack, and forensic investigations.

Course Overview

Units
1
Topic 1
What is Cybersecurity?
2
Topic 2
What is an Operating System?
3
Topic 3
What's in a name?
4
Topic 4
Names and Addresses
5
Topic 5
Speed and Routes
6
Topic 6
Anatomy of a URL
7
Topic 7
Mysterious URLs
1
Topic 1
The Dark Side of the Web
2
Topic 2
File Formats and File Extensions Part I
3
Topic 3
File Formats and File Extensions Part II
4
Topic 4
Phishing and Phishy Files
5
Topic 5
More Types of Email Scams
6
Topic 6
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies
7
Topic 7
Unit 2 Project
1
Topic 1
Cyberbullying
2
Topic 2
Personally Identifiable Information
3
Topic 3
Secure Passwords
1
Topic 1
Code of the Past
2
Topic 2
Cracking the Code
3
Topic 3
Morse code
4
Topic 4
Messages in a Picture