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Cybersecurity

Pathway: STEM, & Computer Science Pathway
Grades: 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; and technology to improve information security.
  • 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: Coding I or  AP Computer Science Principles

Course fee: $20.00

Supply List

  • Pen / Pencil
  • Composition Notebook
  • Black Dry Erase Marker
  • USB Drive

POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN CYBER SECURITY:

  • Cyber Crime Investigator 
  • Cybersecurity Consultant 
  • IT Auditor 
  • Software Development
  • Cybersecurity Engineer

Instructor: Bobbie Bastian