Cyber Security Courses

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Cybersecurity courses will vary depending upon the program you are enrolled in; however, most will cover topics such as hacker trends, encryption, malware, file systems, and internet history research. You will learn about both offensive and defensive methods in cyber security and many courses may overlap with computer forensics programs. Many degree and certificate programs will prepare you for the highly esteemed Cybersecurity Forensic Analyst (CSFA) certification or the GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) security certification, which will provide you with credentials and proof that you have certain competencies in computer and digital device security and help kick-start a career in cyber security. A potential employer in law enforcement or the private sector will be much more comfortable hiring an applicant who has proven through examination that they have these skills.

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“Cybersecurity is a serious threat to our national security and economic well-being, and our nation looks to a new generation of skilled professionals to fill the ranks of cybersecurity practitioners and researchers.”

Senator Feinstein | Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee

Common Cybersecurity Courses

  • Firewalls
  • Hacker Tactics – Historical and Emergent Trends
  • File Systems – File & Ram Slack
  • Internet Activity & History Research
  • Network Security Fundamentals
  • Encryption Mechanisms
  • Password Protection
  • Latent Data Hashes
  • Malware & Viruses
  • IT Security Keyword Retrieval & Research
  • Acceptable Forensic Digital Evidence handling
  • Digital Chain of Custody
  • Hard Drive Data Retrieval Methods
  • Privacy Laws – Digital Evidence
  • Print Spool File Retrieval & Research