CYBR101 - Security Professional Practices

Learn about industry security standards and legal liability. This course familiarizes students to ethical considerations in decision making. Learn how to balance confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data without obstructing organizational productivity. Explore what can be done to encourage the ethical use of IT resources among users. Discuss what can be done to implement a strong security program to prevent cyber attacks.

Credits: 5

Distribution: Career Training

Offered: Fall, Spring


  1. Discuss categories of ethical decisions a cybersecurity professional must make, as well as the business needs they must balance when dealing with security issues as a professional in the industry in a diverse lab/classroom environment
  2. Discuss the associated laws in a culturally relevant manner in the lab/classroom environment
  3. Explain how use of digital communication and electronic surveillance affects privacy rights
  4. Explain intellectual property and explain the varying degrees of ownership protection offered by copyright, patent, and trade secret laws as applied in a business
  5. Explain why computer incident are so prevalent and their effects on society by preparing and presenting a research project
  6. Identify how advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and natural language processing are changing the way tasks are completed in the industry
  7. Identify the roles of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), the Department of Homeland Security and other professional industry organizations defending against cybercrime
  8. Recognize the importance of ethics in the business relationships of IT professionals, including those between IT workers and employers, clients, suppliers, other professionals, IT users and society as practiced in the industry
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