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Introduction to Cybersecurity At-a-Glance
Digital transformation creates business value leveraging digital
assets and expanded connectivity. But it also increases our
exposure to cyberattacks. The exponential growth of networked
connections leaves data vulnerable to attacks, creating a growing
need for Cybersecurity professionals.
Be Safe on Cyberspace
The Internet is a staple in our everyday lives. It is an excellent resource for connecting
and sharing information. It is also full of unseen threats. Staying safe on the internet
needs to be a conscience concern as we have much to lose if we don’t exercise
caution. Introduction to Cybersecurity presents the importance of cybersecurity, data
confidentiality, and the best practices necessary for using the internet and social media
safely. The course steps students through security aspects in a broad, easy to
understand way, explaining the value of securing data, both personal and business-
The course exposes students to the increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals
and the career opportunities available.
The course modules define cybersecurity, explaining why it’s important, the impact of
cyberattacks, and introduces the processes for securing data.
The course offers the following:
´ Interactive content
´ Activities and lab exercises that reinforce learning
´ Links to articles and websites helping you explore cybersecurity on your own
´ Quizzes to check your understanding
Training a cybersecurity workforce is a national priority for many countries. The growing
demand for cybersecurity professionals is projected to rise to six million job openings
globally by 2019.
There are many career opportunities for cybersecurity professionals. As we become
increasingly dependent on networks to store personal, financial, and business data,
there’s increased incentive for cybercriminals to steal or manipulate that data. The
world needs skilled professionals to proactively mitigate these threats.
Introduction to Cybersecurity is delivered through the Cisco NetAcad.com learning
environment where students can enroll into the self-paced course. Instructors can enroll
students and teach through the same process used for other NetAcad™ courses.
Module Learning Objectives
The Need for
● Learn the need for and importance of cybersecurity.
● Understand the characteristics and value of
personal data, and data within an organization.
● Recognize the characteristics and operation of a
● Interpret the trends in the cyber threat landscape.
Protecting Your Data
● Understand how to protect devices from threats.
● Master how to safeguard your privacy.
● Learn techniques to protect organizations from
● Recognize the behavior-based approach to
● Explain Cisco’s approach to cybersecurity.
Will Your Future Be in
● Explore the opportunities for pursuing an
education and a career in cybersecurity.
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