Class Overview

Cyber security issues are all around us and reach nearly every part of our business and work, from online banking and education to Facebook and WiFi. Now you can get up to date on the basics and fundamentals.Cyber Security for Managers | Seattle Central College - Continuing Education

Designed for non-technical managers, directors and others in the work place, you will find out about threats and vulnerabilities, safeguards, common attacks, viruses, malware and spyware, disaster recover planning, intrusion detection/prevention, basic security architecture, introductory forensics, and cyber terrorism.

At the end of this course, you will have the knowledge needed to practice safer computing and safeguard your business and work information.

During this course, you'll:

  • Gain a fundamental knowledge of what Cyber Security is and how it applies to your daily work
  • Learn terms commonly used, such as “vulnerability”
  • Know how vulnerabilities occur and how to limit your exposure to them
  • Gain a fundamental understanding of what an attack is, and how to identify and prevent them from occurring
  • Provide the fundamental skills and understanding needed to identify security threats

Course Outline

Introduction to Cyber Security

  • What does "Cyber Security" mean?
  • Brief history and evolution
  • Commonly used Cyber Security terms and their meaning
  • Cyber terrorism

Threats and Vulnerabilities

  • Viruses, malware and spyware
  • Vulnerability Management 101
  • Detection and Remediation

Information Assurance - Staying Safe

  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Common Attacks
  • Technical Controls
  • Firewalls and encryption

Disaster Recovery Planning

  • Intrusion Detection/Prevention
  • Basic security architecture
  • Introductory forensics
  • Recovering data



Learning Outcomes

  • Possess a fundamental knowledge of cyber security
  • Understand what a vulnerability is and how to address most common vulnerabilities
  • Know basic and fundamental risk management principles as it relates to cyber security
  • Have the knowledge needed to practice safer computing and safeguard your information
  • Understand basic technical controls in use today, such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems

Who Should Take this Class?

  • Non-technical managers interested in improving their knowledge of cyber security
  • Job seekers looking for ways to differentiate themselves in the marketplace

Session Details

  • Class ID: 5904
  • Instructor: Stan Waddell
  • When: Flexible start dates
  • Total Number of Hours: 16
  • Where: Online
  • Fee: $195