Cybersecurity Summer Course

June 9 – 27, 2014


For high school juniors, seniors and college students who want to explore the field of cybersecurity – a growing field with the potential for great careers and futures! Learn through hands-on activities that are used by cybersecurity professionals to protect information and defend from cyber thieves and attacks.

Where: Ka’a’ike Building Room 107 (map) + Online Distance Learning

When: 830AM-1230PM, June 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
Fees: $248 per credit for Hawaii residents, $350 per credit for non-residents, 3 credit course

Registration for UH Summer Course ICS 190v: Register online here!

UHMC Summer 2014 details here!

Instructor: Ms. Laurie Varner

Faculty Support Team: Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya (UH Maui)

Guest Speaker and Industry Mentor: Jeremiah Grossman, CTO of WhiteHat Security (June 16, 11AM-noon, KAA 109)

Recommended Online Course Material: LabSim Security Pro from TestOut (Module 1 to 10)

Proposed Topics (updated April 14, 2014):

Monday, June 9  – Introduction and Information Assurance (IA) Fundamentals
Tuesday, June 10 – IT System Components
Thursday, June 12 – Cyber Threats
Monday, June 16 – Networking Concepts
Tuesday, June 17 – Network Defense
Wednesday, June 18 – Databases & Mid-term Exam
Thursday, June 19 – Policy, Legal, Ethical & Compliance
Monday, June 23 – Information Assurance (IA) Fundamentals – revisited
Tuesday, June 24 – Policy, Legal, Ethical & Compliance – revisited
Wednesday, June 25 – Introduction to Cryptography
Thursday, June 26 – Cyber Defense
Friday, June 27 – Project Presentations & Final Exam
Recommended Certification Exam – TestOut Security Pro (Beta)

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!
There is a severe shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals, according to an International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium survey of more than 12,000 information security professionals from around the world. The survey found that 56 percent of respondents said their organizations are short-staffed. Among the study’s notable findings, communication skills was the second most commonly cited factor for success, cited by 91 percent, right behind “a broad understanding of the security field,” and leadership skills were mentioned by 68 percent of respondents. “I think there’s an understanding–not only on the part of professionals in this industry but also on the part of hiring managers–that a really good information security professional not only has the technical knowledge but also has a desire to stay on top of their field and have those broad managerial skills,” says the consortium’s Julie Peeler. Security certifications are viewed as a reliable indicator of competency when hiring, cited by nearly 70 percent. The average annual salary is $101,014 and is 33 percent higher than the average annual salary of those without the certification. The number of security professionals is expected to rise steadily around the globe by more than 11 percent annually over the next five years. View Full Article!


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