Two Free Online Courses for Faculty this Summer!
CyberWatch West is organizing two online courses for cybersecurity faculty development this June and July, one on open source collection/intelligence and one on the NICE Framework and Challenges. Each class will be held once a week for five consecutive weeks, and they are both available for free to CyberWatch West members.
Introduction to Open Source Collection / Intelligence will be held on Tuesdays, June 21 through July 19, 4 to 6 p.m. Pacific daylight time. The course will be taught by Anastacia Webster, an adjunct instructor at California State University, San Bernardino.
Today's hackers can find vasts amounts of information online—not just exploits but also highly sensitive personal information. Cybersecurity professionals need to be able to assess what data hackers can gather through social media sites, journal articles, news stories, etc. Also, cybersecurity students interested in working for government agencies will need to know how to collect and evaluate open source intelligence.
Topics covered in this class will include social media, open data, search engines, and analytical tools. After this course, you will be able to develop curriculum that integrates open source collection and analysis.
- Register online for the class Introduction to Open Source Collection / Intelligence
Introduction to the NICE Framework and NICE Challenges will be held on Wednesdays, June 22 through July 20, 4 to 6 p.m. Pacific daylight time. The instructor will be Dr. Vincent Nestler, Instructional Designer, author of The Principles of Computer Security Lab Manual published by McGraw Hill, and assistant director of the Cybersecurity Center at California State University, San Bernardino.
This course will discuss the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework and help faculty understand how to integrate the framework into their curriculum. It will also walk through deployment of the NICE Challenges, realistic scenarios that can be used as part of a class, as a lab, or as homework assignments.
- Register online for the class Introduction to the NICE Framework and NICE Challenges