The Department of Homeland Security is advising that "federal agencies conduct high-impact criminal investigations to disrupt and defeat cyber criminals, prioritize the recruitment and training of technical experts..." The need for Cyber Security Analysts is growing exponentially and it is an excellent time to get into this exciting, demanding and well paying field.
Regardless of your computer experience, these classes will help you become more aware of technology-related risks and what you can do to protect yourself and your organization from them.
After all, an educated user is the best line of defense against cyber threats.
Security Awareness (Cyber Safe): This course will help you to understand security compliance considerations, social engineering, malware, and various other data-security-related concepts. In this course, you will use discussions, case studies, and the experiences of your instructor and fellow students to explore the hazards and pitfalls of technology and learn how to use that technology safely and securely.
Cyber Secure Coder: The stakes for software security are very high, and yet many development teams deal with software security only after the code has been developed and the software is being prepared for delivery. As with any aspect of software quality, to ensure successful implementation, security and privacy issues should be managed throughout the entire software development lifecycle.
CyberSec First Responder: This course covers the duties of those who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. Depending on the size of the organization, this individual may act alone or may be a member of a cybersecurity incident response team (CSIRT). The course introduces tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization's security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and handle incidents as they occur. Ultimately, the course promotes a comprehensive approach to security aimed toward those on the front lines of defense.