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Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Course

critical infrastructure cybersecurity courseNCYTE Center has launched a new course designed specifically for community colleges, “Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.”

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. NCYTE Center 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 below, 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)

Also available is a video of a webinar presented by the developers of the course.

This two-hour webinar introduces the new Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity course sponsored, published, and made available to instructors for their free use by NCYTE Center.

Community College instructors will learn from presenters Stephen Miller (Eastern New Mexico University - Ruidoso), Margaret Leary (Northern Virginia Community College), and Christie Jones (George Mason University) how to adapt the eleven-lesson course for their institutions.



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