Elective Course

This course aims at highlighting core capabilities, tools, and techniques within cybersecurity by understanding fundamental cybersecurity concepts and their applications. Freely available tools will allow students to inspect and analyze various aspects of cybersecurity from a myriad of viewpoints. Emphasis of cybersecurity concepts, within both attack and defensive methodologies, will aid in understanding why attackers can successfully exploit vulnerabilities and how security professionals can thwart these attacks. Weekly coursework will include analyzing and identifying threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences within current events and proposing possible mitigations. Students should have a fundamental grasp of virtual machine use and networking prior to taking this course. Instructors may provide background information based on a student's lack of familiarity with fundamental concepts. This class will utilize virtual machines and other tools that require use of a personal, portable computer with at least 2GB of RAM