Cybersecurity is becoming a concern for everyone, and not just for our national security cyber professionals. Whether we want to protect our own personal devices and information, or help our employers develop proper cyber hygiene and safety protocols, we need to learn the vocabulary, concepts and basic techniques that cybersecurity specialists take for granted. This course is designed with the beginner in mind. The course begins with basic cybersecurity vocabulary and an explanation of how the internet works. We will discuss different types of malware and attacks, and cyber-enabled fraud, and then go into specific countermeasures. Countermeasures include everything from basic procedures like multi-factor authentication, to more sophisticated passive and active methods of intrusion detection. Students will also learn about symmetric and asymmetric encryption.

12:00pm-1:50pm on Wednesday (Jan 30, 2017 to May 19, 2017)
Morse B104