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 will be launching in the summer of 2023!

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Number of Units
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Subjects
Cybersecurity
Grade Levels
6
7
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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What You'll Teach
Accordion Items
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Foundations and Threats
Content

1.0 - Cybersecurity Careers, course objectives and Ethics Agreement
1.1 - The CIA Triad and Authentication
1.2 - Identifying Security Threats
1.3 - Introduction to CLI (Command Line Interface)

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The Human Factor
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2.1 - Social Engineering
2.2 - OSINT & Phishing

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Data Safety and Best Practices
Content

3.1 - System Hardening
3.2 - IOT Threat Modeling

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Cryptography and Linux
Content

4.1 - Bits, Binary and Encoding
4.2 - Basic Concepts of Cryptography
4.3 - Advanced Linux Command Line Interface
4.4 - Crypto Issues of Privacy vs Security

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Devices and Networking
Content

5.1 - Computing Devices
5.2 - Networking Fundamentals
5.3 - Protocols and Packets

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Year End Projects (Extension Materials)
Content
  • Biometric Authentication Product Pitch
  • Social Engineering PSA Video
  • Benchmark Selections for OS Hardening
  • Making an Impact with Technology
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Course Map
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Syllabus