Fundamental concepts and tools utilized by cybersecurity professionals to assess and detect software and network vulnerabilities; best practices in physical and data security through the use of appropriate risk management methodologies. No credit if taken after CS 166 or 266.
Dates: May 21 - June 29, 2018
Exploring Cybersecurity is designed to introduce students to cybersecurity topics and concepts. During the course, students will: 1. Examine the importance of having and adhering to a code of ethics, and assess the role of physical security in protecting resources. 2. Recognize software and network vulnerabilities contribute to the prevalence of attacks, and demonstrate the ability to assess the severity of a vulnerability. 3. Classify risks and propose appropriate incident response as well as recognize accepted data retention and handling practices. By the end of this course, students are expected to develop at least two critical components of a cybersecurity toolkit to be used in their employment as cybersecurity professionals.
Exploring Cybersecurity is an Online Course. Students should have access to a computer with Internet access so that they can log into the UVM BlackBoard System to access the course and its materials, participate in online discussions, conduct labs, and submit tests and written assignments. There is no required textbook for this course. All reading materials, lectures and other learning resources will be provided via the UVM BlackBoard System. Note: Course materials now accommodate Windows and Mac users.
Graded assignments will consist of discussions, labs/tests and assignments. Discussions (30%) – Each week students will answer one discussion question and post a minimum of two response posts to their classmates’ posts in the discussion thread. Labs/Quizzes (30%) - Labs/quizzes will be used throughout this course to encourage “hands-on” learning and/or assess skills. Assignments (40%) – Written assignments require students to explore or build on topics presented in the lecture, readings, labs or discussions.
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