Cyber security is one of the largest new fields with a massive demand for talent. If you are interested in the world of cyber security and would like to learn more about conducting and preventing cyberattacks, there is no better time than now. Attend one of our free Intro to Cyber Security courses to see if a career in cyber security is the right career path for you!
Skills: This course is designed for people who are interested in the new and emerging world of cyber security. There is no need for previous cyber security knowledge to attend the class, but basic computer skills and knowledge of the Internet is highly recommended.
What to Bring: Yourself! A computer is only needed if you are attending this intro course online. This class is for those interested or curious about cyber security as a future career. We’ll discuss the demand for more cyber security professionals today, what a career in cyber security could look like for you, and provide a brief overview of our course curriculum – including our unique training on a world-class cyber range, which simulates real-world cyber attacks. Lastly, we’ll talk about two industry certifications student can earn in both our full and part-time cyber security courses.
Our world is more connected than ever, which can be both a blessing and a curse. With much of our lives existing in the digital realm, many of us expose ourselves to cyberattacks on a regular basis.
Fortunately, the field of cyber security has developed to enhance network security and information security for both individuals and organizations. Cyber security is a growing field of computer science, meaning job security and growth potential for years to come.
There are several different types of cyberattacks: malware, phishing, and password attacks are all common today. Malware stands for malicious software, designed by cyberattackers to bypass firewalls and cause damage to a computer, server, or network. Often called a virus, malware can compromise your security because it’s designed to steal, encrypt, or delete your data and make money off you without your knowledge.
Another common cyber security threat is phishing, which entails a fraudulent attempt to gain personal information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details. Phishing often comes in the form of email, and can be difficult to identify.