Full course description

Description
This course provides a basic introduction to the threat landscape of cyberspace, the cyber threats all people and organizations face, and the best ways to mitigate them. In the first half of the course, learners will explore the evolution, prevalence, and severity of cyber threats along with the two main attack vectors used to execute cyberattacks - social engineering and technical exploitation. 

In the second half of the courses, four prominent cyber incidents will be reviewed, providing real-life examples to learners. After reviewing each incident, both the organization-wide strategies and individual tactics that could have mitigated such attacks will be explored. At the organizational level, the cybersecurity frameworks from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will be applied to each case study. 

Course Eligibility:
No restrictions. All professionals and students are eligible to take this course.

Intended Audience:
General Public

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
This course offers .3 CEU credits upon successful completion. Certificates will be processed on the first business day of every month. Be sure to complete all quizzes before your 60 day access expires in order to ensure that you receive certification. Upon completion of the course, START will submit notification of your completion to UMD's Office of Extended Studies (OES). OES will mail your certificate directly to you at the mailing address you provide at the conclusion of the course. Please allow adequate processing time to receive your certification.

Additional Information:
To view technical requirements, please view the Canvas guide on computer specifications.

For more information about any of START's trainings please contact the Training Team at training@start.umd.edu or make an online request for more information.

Please note: 
Refunds - It is the student's responsibility to notify START's training team that they will be dropping the course. Requests for refunds will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please provide your full name and transaction ID (found on your receipt) in any correspondence. START's training team can be contacted at training@start.umd.edu or 301-405-6600.