CIS 115 : Introduction to Cybersecurity

Information is the new gold standard in the digital economy. Students will explore the dark side of the Internet in this immersive introductory course on cybersecurity. Students will learn about the value of information, types of cyber threats and attack vectors, how to recognize and mitigate cyber threats, and how to deploy common defense mechanism to safeguard sensitive information. The course will also explore the social media phenomena, privacy laws, how to stay safe on the Internet, and the future of cybersecurity and its societal impact. Three lecture hours per week. , Fall

  1. Students will be able to:
  2. Apply standard statistical inference procedures to draw conclusions from data.
  3. Identify the bad actors in cyberspace and compare and contrast their resources, capabilities/techniques, motivations, and aversion to risk.
  4. Describe different types of attacks and their characteristics.
  5. Describe their responsibilities related to the handling of information about vulnerabilities.
  6. Describe potential system attacks and the actors that might perform them.
  7. Describe cyber defense tools, methods and components.
  8. Apply cyber defense methods to prepare a system to repel attacks.
  9. Describe appropriate measures to be taken should a system compromise occur.
  10. List the applicable laws and policies related to cyber defense and describe the major components of each pertaining to the storage and transmission of data.




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