Analysis and Investigation of Cyber-based Scenarios (AICS)

Analysis and Investigation of Cyber-based Scenarios (AICS)

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Course
Course
Cyber Society
Subjects
Subjects
Humanities
Grade Levels
Grade Levels
9
10
11
12
Overview
Students take on the role of DHS agents as they investigate realistic scenarios related to cybersecurity with potential national ramifications. The agents will need to analyze briefings filled with documents related to the event and sift through to find what is pertinent to the questions of who did it, how they did it, and why they did it. The students will have to think critically about the information they read, work cooperatively as a team to accurately find a solution, and effectively communicate their findings to their supervisor(s) while also giving a suggested next step for the DHS to take.
Standards
L.9-10.1
L.9-10.2
L.11-12.1
L.11-12.2
SL.9-10.1
SL.9-10.2
SL.9-10.4
SL.11-12.1
SL.11-12.2
SL.11-12.3
SL.11-12.4
SL.11-12.6
RI.9-10.1
RI.9-10.7
RI.9-10.8
RI.11-12.1
RI.11-12.2
RI.11-12.3
RI.11-12.4
RI.11-12.6
RI.11-12.7
RH.9-10.1
RH.9-10.2
RH.9-10.3
RH.9-10.4
RH.9-10.6
RH.9-10.8
RH.9-10.9
RH.11-12.2
RH.11-12.3
RH.11-12.6
RH.11-12.7
RH.11-12.8
RH.11-12.9
Cyber Connections
Computational Thinking
Pattern Recognition
Abstraction
Section Title
Lessons
Accordion Items
Title
International Hotel Lockdown
Content

This scenario has the students investigate the lockdown at the Trump International hotel that takes place as diplomats from India and Pakistan come together to discuss the tumultuous Kashmir region.  

Title
Catch the Leakers
Content

In this scenario, students investigate stories coming out of The Washington Post with anonymous sources that are damaging to the US and potentially upend serious negotiations with other countries.  

Title
Protests in Chicago
Content

Students investigate the sudden opening of the DuSable Bridge (a 100-year-old drawbridge) during a massive #Day4Diversity protest in Chicago as protesters make their way across it, injuring hundreds.  

Title
ALIENS!
Content

Students investigate reports that a team of researchers from the University of Arizona have made “first-contact” communication through one of their satellites, determining if that source is extraterrestrial or an unknown terrestrial broadcast being made for unknown purposes.  

Title
Malpasset Dam
Content

Students investigate what and possibly who caused the massive Malpasset Hydro-Electric Dam in France to suddenly open and flood the region without warning.  

Title
Quasar Satellite
Content

Students investigate the cause of a US military satellite, codename Quasar, to fall out of geostationary orbit and plummet to earth after leaked documents show it was used for long-range communications for tactical command and control.  

Title
Blackout
Content

Students investigate a spreading power and internet outage that began in the east coast and is working its way across the country before the country goes completely dark.  

Title
The Bridge
Content

Students investigate the collapse of the I-270 bridge in St. Louis, Missouri (which spans Missouri and Illinois) that has resulted in a few casualties, with eyewitnesses giving conflicting accounts for the cause.