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Intro to Cybersecurity - Chapter Summary
Our instructors make understanding the basics of cybersecurity fun and simple. By reviewing engaging lessons, you can learn all about information security, Internet security and a variety of additional topics. As you progress through the lessons, feel free to clarify any topics you don't fully understand by reaching out to our subject-matter experts. When you're ready, gauge your comprehension of each lesson and the entire chapter by taking mini quizzes and a broader exam. These study tools are accessible 24/7 via any computer or mobile device, making it easy to study whenever you desire. Once you've finished this chapter, you will be able to do the following:
- Detail the principles of cybersecurity
- Define and share best practices of information security
- Explain why information security is important
- Discuss privacy, protection and the essentials of Internet security
- Describe reasons security focus areas are important
1. What is Cybersecurity? - Definition & Principles
Cybersecurity is of foremost concern given the prevalent use of cyberspace for daily activities including socializing and business operations. This lesson defines cybersecurity, explains its basic principles and advises how to keep confidential information secure in cyberspace.
2. What is Information Security? - Definition & Best Practices
In this lesson, you'll learn about the basic principles of information security and the best practices for keeping confidential information in your organization where it belongs.
3. Importance of Information Security
Information security (InfoSec) is the practice of protecting information while still providing access to those who need it. Learn about the three principles that are the foundation of good InfoSec.
4. What is Internet Security? - Privacy, Protection & Essentials
The Internet provides a wealth of information and services, but also presents certain risks. Learn about the various security threats and way to make your online activities more secure and enjoyable.
5. Security Focus Areas: Definition, Importance & Examples
Getting a security program done requires a focus on five key areas of security. In this lesson, we'll cover these areas where focus is needed and why they are important for an organization's security efforts.
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Other chapters within the Computer Science 332: Cybersecurity Policies and Management course
- The Cybersecurity Threat Landscape
- Information Security Policy
- Information Security Strategy Development
- Cybersecurity Policy, Governance & Management
- Cybersecurity Risk Management
- Data Access Control
- Partner & Vendor Security Management
- Security Awareness Training
- Information Security Compliance
- Information Security Performance Metrics
- Required Assignments for Computer Science 332