Cybersecurity 1B: Defense Against Threats *

We depend more and more on the technologies we interact with every day, and we put more and more of our personal data out there online. Can all of that data really be kept “secret”? We all need to know more about how to protect our personal information, especially given how much we rely on and use our network devices and media. You’ll learn about the various parts of your computer, how they work together, and how you can manipulate them to keep your data safe. You’ll also dive into the tools, technologies, and methods that will help protect you from an attack and discover the many opportunities in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity.

Semester B covers:

  • Cybersecurity Threats
  • Laws, Ethics, and Digital Boundaries
  • Black Hats
  • Cyber Safety
  • Personal Cybersecurity Inventory
  • White Hat Hackers
  • Incident Response, Investigations, and Digital Forensics
  • Cybersecurity Careers

Required Materials:
     – Software: Virtual Box: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads     – 2+ GB memory for installing Virtual OS

* This course requires you to prove your ability to adhere to the expectations of HHSO prior to being enrolled into it. Therefore, coach approval is required.