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IT:100Introduction to Cybersecurity1

This course introduces the people, products, and processes that protect electronic data from those with malicious intent. This course will introduce students to various experts who discuss the concepts of cybersecurity including what it is, why it is important, and some of the products and processes that they use to secure data. Connections between the required courses in the Cybersecurity Program will be explored. The opportunities within this growing field will be covered. This course is not intended to teach students to implement security products and processes, but rather to make students aware of the global need for cybersecurity and the advancement in this industry. Cybersecurity requires a basic understanding of networking concepts. Supplemental information and activities for specific networking concepts are included where needed throughout the course. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.