Course Detail: CBR-1000 - Understanding Cybersecurity [CBR 1000]

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Overview

In this first course of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's (ERAU) Aviation Cybersecurity Certificate program, students will review the evolution of cybersecurity and learn about the core cybersecurity goals of confidentiality, integrity, and availability as they apply to protect systems and information. Students will explore the operational aspects of cybersecurity, including access control, physical security, networking and telecommunications, business continuity, applications, and risk management. Students will examine the principle of defense-in-depth as a key strategy in cybersecurity defense. The course will also review cyber-attacks, including types of attacks, methodology and tools used in attacks, and motivations of attackers. The course will include a global review of cybersecurity frameworks, laws, and regulations. Lastly, students will examine best practices in building an operational cybersecurity defense plan.

Understanding Cybersecurity may be taken individually or toward satisfaction of ERAU's Aviation Cybersecurity Certificate program requirements.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed to provide a strong foundation in cybersecurity for those students interested in learning more about aviation cybersecurity. It is intended both for students new to the study of cybersecurity and the more experienced cybersecurity professional who is interested in learning more about aviation cybersecurity.

Course Objectives

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  • Examine the core principles of cybersecurity, including confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA).
  • Evaluate the design and implementation of layered cybersecurity defense.
  • Analyze cybersecurity vulnerabilities, threats, and attack vectors.
  • Assess the types and motivations of cybersecurity attackers and methods of attack.
  • Apply operational cybersecurity defense principles to support resilience and risk mitigation.
  • Distinguish global laws, regulations, frameworks, and policies related to cybersecurity defense.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional communication skills.

Course Information

This is an online asynchronous instructor facilitated course with weekly modules and assignments, but no scheduled meeting times. Students should plan to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week working through the course. Coursework is web-based with no additional software required, although a reliable internet connection is recommended. All courses open 48 business hours in advance of each start date, and must be completed by their scheduled end dates. Digital certificates are available upon successful completion of individual courses. Printed certificates are mailed only upon completion of a full certificate program.


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