Intro to Cybersecurity

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Course Number:WKS-SP21 145-E1

5 week self-paced online workshop, beginning March 29, 2021

15 hour self-paced online program; final week includes a hour long presentation with guest speaker and Q&A at 3:00pm on April 28

There will be weekly open meeting for questions and support for participants on Wednesday at 3:00pm.

Location: web-based, see computer and internet access requirements

Instructor: John Osthoff
This five-week (15 hour) workshop is a self-paced online program split into four topics that will take one week each to complete. The topics are: need for cybersecurity; cyber-attacks, concepts, and techniques; protecting your data; and protecting the organization. The final week will be a hour long online presentation with a quest speaker and then Q&A to follow on futures in cybersecurity.

After the workshop participants will receive a certificate of completion and a Cisco Networking Academy Introduction to Cybersecurity Badge:

Participants will learn these core skills:
- learn what cybersecurity is and its potential impact to you
- understand the most common threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities
- gain insights for how businesses protect their operations from attacks
- find the latest job trends and why cybersecurity continues to grow.

Computer and Internet Access
You will need consistent access to a decent high-speed internet connection and computer is necessary for participation in this online workshop. At minimum, your computer should be less than five years old and should have:
- Windows 10 or Mac OS X Version 10.11 El Capitan or higher
- At least an i5 Intel Processor
- At least a 500GB hard drive
- At least 4GB RAM
- Built-in or USB attached webcam and microphone (note, we will need video for the synchronous lab sessions.)

Smartphones, Chromebooks, iPads and other tablets typically do not meet these requirements.

John Osthoff is a professor of Computer Information Systems at Berkshire Community College with over twenty years teaching experience. He has spent most of that time as a member of the Cisco Networking Academy teaching Networking and Network Security classes. Prior to teaching, John spent about 20 years in industry as a test equipment and software engineer.  

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