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Information security is everyone’s responsibility. Recent studies show that most security problems are caused by people. This series of classes is targeted to the working frontline professional, focusing on security threats encountered at work and how to prevent them. Most importantly, you will learn to practice safe computer security procedures. For managers and supervisors, this series or portions of it can be delivered exclusively to your staff. Contact the PCATT office at 808 845-9296 or email pcatt@hawaii.edu

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Cybersecurity Fundamentals

This certificate course in Cybersecurity Fundamentals is designed to prepare you in developing entry-level workforce skills and the knowledge and ability to protect and defend electronic network systems from cyberattacks.

As you are no doubt aware, cybercrime is one of the most significant and evolving threats to our ever-changing digital environment. Add to this the reality that cyberattacks themselves are continually evolving, changing, becoming more sophisticated in challenging technical defenses. Not only is information theft the most expensive and fastest-rising consequence of cybercrime, but recent trends indicate that threat actors want to disrupt or even destroy organizational network systems. It's not surprising then that cybersecurity practitioners are in demand everywhere. A career in cybersecurity is highly interesting and well suited to innovative problem-solvers who enjoy lifelong learning in a professional role.

Topics in this course will cover cybersecurity best practices, security principles that all cybersecurity practitioners align with, a risk analysis framework, network security controls, cybersecurity hygiene, and mitigation strategies to reduce cybersecurity threats.

You will not be expected to learn software programming in this course. If this is something you are interested in, there are many programs available and this is an areas best considered in relation to your personal goals. What Cybersecurity Fundamentals will provide are the basics and an entrance to opportunities in the cybersecurity field, such as the position of Information Security Analyst.

Section - COM3068-002

Security+ Training and Certification Prep

Security+ is a great course for people who want to begin their cybersecurity career. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents – not just identify them.

This Security+ course is taught with a practical approach to prepare you for the certification exam and for skills required on the job. You will apply general security concepts to real world scenarios. Competencies match the CompTIA certification exam areas. Topics covered include: 

  • Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities - Detect various types of compromise and have an understanding of penetration testing and vulnerability scanning concepts
  • Technologies and Tools - Install, configure, and deploy network components while assessing and troubleshooting issues to support organizational security
  • Architecture and Design - Implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design
  • Identity and Access Management - Install and configure identity and access services, as well as management controls
  • Risk Management - Implement and summarize risk management best practices and the business impact
  • Cryptography and PKI -  Understanding of basic cryptographic concepts, algorithms, and functions. Install and configure wireless security settings and implement public key infrastructure. 

 Training is distance-delivered via Zoom with a combination of live lectures, readings, and labs. Many hours of independent self-study are expected outside of class meetings.

This course prepares you for the CompTIA Security+ certification. Although test prep for the certification exams is covered in class, additional study is needed. Certification exam which is included in this training is scheduled at the end of the course. Participants must report their test date and exam results.

Section - COM2036-024

Section - COM2036-025

Section - COM2036-026

Security+ Training and Certification Prep

This course prepares for the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam. CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role & provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on trouble-shooting to ensure security professionals have practical security problem-solving skills. Cybersecurity professionals with Security+ know how to address security incidents - not just identify them.

Security+ is compliant with ISO 17024 standards and approved by the US DoD to meet directive 8140/8570.01-M requirements.

Students who successfully complete the course will be provided with an exam voucher.

Section - COM3006-007

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