Enroll in Introduction to Cybersecurity with Dolphin STEM Academy
This one-semester course is intended to introduce you to the concepts of cybersecurity. This
course has 13 lessons and 5 Course Activities. Each lesson contains one or more Lesson Activities.
In Introduction to Cybersecurity, you will examine key cybersecurity concepts and programs.
You will identify the different types of cybersecurity threats and errors. You will explain how to
protect your computer system, networks, and data from various cyber attacks. You will describe
the process of risk assessment, mitigation, and incident handling. You will examine various
laws, standards, and ethical issues related to cybersecurity. Finally, you will explore the career
opportunities in the field of cybersecurity.
Your teacher will grade your work on the Course Activities, and you will grade your work on the
Lesson Activities by comparing them with the given sample responses. The Course Activities
(submitted to the teacher) and the Lesson Activities (self-checked) are major components of this
course. There are other assessment components, namely the mastery test questions that
feature along with the lesson and an end-of-semester test. These tests are a combination of
simple multiple-choice questions and technology-enhanced (TE) questions.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
Examine the key elements of key cybersecurity concepts and programs.
Identify the different types of errors and threats in cybersecurity.
Describe various security measures you can take to safeguard your computer system and operating system.
Explain the features of different types of firewalls and describe how to create a network with
a demilitarized zone (DMZ).
Analyze the security options for wireless networks, virtual private networks (VPNs), and
other evolving technologies.
Examine the applications and techniques of cryptography.
Describe the process of risk management, contingency planning, and incident handling.
Examine various elements of cyber insurance.
Examine the laws, standards, and ethical issues related to cybersecurity.
Explore the career opportunities in the field.