Cyber Security is the body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, software, and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. In a computing context, security includes both cyber security and physical security.
Ensuring cyber security requires coordinated efforts throughout an information system. One of the most problematic elements of cyber security is how quickly and continuously security risks evolve. You can read about the importance of cyber security here.
According to Forbes, the global cyber security market was valued at $75 billion in 2015 and is expected to hit $170 billion by 2020.
In this module, students will learn about security risks and threats. It will teach students how to recognize suspicious activities, measures to protect them against those threats and possible actions to take if a data breach occurs.
- Introduction/Definition/Topics: See text above and below
- Cyber-safety: a set of practices, policy and procedures, measures and actions to protect computer(s) and PII in a case of a cyber-attack.
- Cyber safety Threats: Hackers, Identity Thefts, Malware. PII, PHI Losses, Device losses …
- Cyber Safety action: OS/Program updates. Install/Run multiple Anti Malware suits, Protect Identity, Strong Passwords/Keys/ 2F authentication, backup device
- Cyber Security @home, work and remote: Locks, Device physical safety, Install only necessary and checked programs, run security benchmark program like DynaLink, the check has any hacked account?
- What to do in a case of security privacy incident: real life examples, Respond, Contain, Investigate, Notify or not