New Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Course AvailableBy CyberWatch West
CyberWatch West launched a new course designed specifically for community colleges, “Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” with a free webinar in January, 2017.
The course was created in collaboration with George Mason University’s Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, leveraging its graduate-level coursework to produce a beginning course suitable for undergraduate students with a basic understanding of network and computer security. CyberWatch West sponsored and published the course, making it available to instructors for their use under a Creative Commons license.
Course materials, which can be accessed and downloaded here, include:
- 11 slide presentations, with instructor notes
- Suggested reading assignments, mainly from government documents in the public domain
- Hands-on activities, such as using a simulator to learn packet capture, setting up the Department of Homeland Security’s CSET risk assessment tool, and installing a digital certificate
- A series of team assignments that culminate in a final presentation
- 150 assessment questions (answer key available upon request)
Fourteen faculty members and cybersecurity educators participated in the walkthrough, led by key course developers Stephen Miller of Eastern New Mexico University – Ruidoso and Dr. Margaret Leary or Northern Virginia Community College
A video of the webinar is available for download by CyberWatch West members. Download the webinar here. (Login and member-level access required).