CYBER SECURITY (STEM, & Computer Science Pathway) 11, 12
Credit: 1 In this one-year course students increase their cyber awareness which helps to develop a more educated cyber workforce.
Students will get hands on experience securing vulnerabilities on a Windows Server, a Linux machine and a Windows machine.
Students will also be exploring the following topics:
Law- explores the differences between a criminal offense and a moral wrong, protection of intellectual property, the functions and uses of permanent electronic records, and the role of laws in addressing social challenges.
Politics- inspects how cyberspace, and specifically social media, influences the political climate around the world as well as the ways hacking affects those same politics.
Terrorism- analyzes the motivations behind, desired outcomes of, and consequences of acts of terrorism and discusses appropriate counter attacks or counter measures.
Networking and Security (NS)- showcases the structure of networks as well as the vulnerabilities. The need for security is heavily emphasized through man-in-the-middle attacks, cryptography, and steganography.
Ethics- examines ethical implications of extensive technology use such as conceptions of friendships, privacy, personality, and the harms inherent in new technologies.
Communities- investigates the necessity of a networked society, crowdsourcing information, technology used in communication, virtual collaboration, and team dynamics. Business demonstrates the collection, storage, usage, and protection of data; cybersecurity attacks and threats;
Artificial Intelligence- introduces a definition of "smart" technology, examines the concept of intelligence, and explores the current, and potential future, roles of AI around the globe.
Counseling Notes: 1. Prerequisite: AP Computer Science or AP Computer Science Principles 2.
Course fee: $20.00
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN CYBER SECURITY: Cyber Crime Investigator Cybersecurity Consultant IT Auditor Software Development Cybersecurity Engineer