Computer Information Systems: Cyber Defense
Cybersecurity is a complex technical field involving multiple computers, operating systems, databases, and network services that functions between businesses and government agencies. The need for computer forensic experts in corporations, law firms, insurance companies, and law enforcement agencies is growing rapidly. Cybersecurity and information security involve diverse organizations and cultures and require a thorough understanding of a wide variety of legal and policy issues. This course offers the unique opportunity to develop your technical and critical thinking skills by interacting with experienced instructors who are leaders in this growing industry. Working with them, you immediately will begin to learn the science and the art of investigating computer crimes and building secure networks. You will study computer forensics and cybersecurity through real-world simulation scenarios, and you will be instructed in how to collect and preserve digital evidence using investigative procedures that are employed by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. You also will gain valuable experience applying cybersecurity techniques to protect computers and networks against attack. This course will incorporate collaborative and action-learning experiences, wherever appropriate, and will provide you with the ability to explore career opportunities in this fast-growing field, while enhancing the quality of your college applications. A major component of this learning experience is a final team-based project.
You'll Walk Away with
- The skills to collect and preserve digital evidence using real-life investigative procedures used by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies
- The ability to apply cybersecurity techniques to protect computers and networks against attack
- High school students in grades 9–12
- High school students interested in a career in computer science