CyberWatch West has launched a new course designed specifically for community colleges, “Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.”
The course was created in collaboration with George Mason University’s Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, leveraging its graduate-level coursework to produce a beginning course suitable for undergraduate students with a basic understanding of network and computer security. CyberWatch West sponsored and published the course, making it available to instructors for their use under a Creative Commons license.
Course materials, which can be accessed and downloaded at http://textbooks.whatcom.edu/cwwcic/, include:
- 11 slide presentations, with instructor notes
- Suggested reading assignments, mainly from government documents in the public domain
- Hands-on activities, such as using a simulator to learn packet capture, setting up the Department of Homeland Security’s CSET risk assessment tool, and installing a digital certificate
- A series of team assignments that culminate in a final presentation
- 150 assessment questions (answer key available upon request)
A video of the webinar is available for download by CyberWatch West members at http://www.cyberwatchwest.org/index.php/media-149/member-content/download/6-cybersecurity-curriculum-and-teaching-resources/263-critical-infrastructure-cybersecurity-course-webinar (login and member-level access required).