Intro to Cybersecurity

Intro to Cybersecurity

The goal of this course is to introduce students to basic cybersecurity concepts and inspire interest in cybersecurity careers. This course does not require any prerequisite knowledge in computing or cybersecurity for either the student or teacher. The course can be delivered completely on Chromebooks with no specialized equipment. It includes the use of the CYBER.ORG Range, which is a no cost cyber range for all K-12 educators. This course is meant as an introductory course to CYBER.ORG’s Cybersecurity course.

This course launched in June 2023!

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Number of Units
10
Subjects
Cybersecurity
Grade Levels
8
9
10
11
12
Duration (hours)
180
Overview
This course is designed for students who are interested in exploring careers in Cybersecurity. The focus of instruction will include the implementation and monitoring of security on network and computer systems. Students will investigate strategies to identify and protect against security threats such as hackers, eavesdropping, and network attacks. The basics of cryptography and logic reasoning will be explored. Hands-on labs in the CYBER.ORG Range provide practice in the configuration and mitigation of system vulnerabilities. Each unit integrates current events and related cyber ethics and law.
Cyber Connections
Cryptography
Cyber Career Awareness
Cyber Ethics
Cyber Hygiene
Cybersecurity
Ethical Hacking
Threats and Vulnerabilities
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