Ch 1: Introduction to Cybersecurity

About This Chapter

Boost your grades or strengthen your ability to excel on a test or assignment covering cybersecurity with help from this engaging chapter. Enjoy access to bite-sized lessons, mini quizzes and other study tools, designed to improve your cybersecurity knowledge in a short amount of time.

Introduction to Cybersecurity - Chapter Summary

This introduction to cybersecurity can help you quickly gain a quality understanding of information security, including its importance, history and threats. Our entertaining lessons also help you discover or learn more about the meaning and principles of cybersecurity. Use the quizzes accompanying the lessons to check your comprehension of cybersecurity basics. Our Dashboard makes it easy to keep track of your progress through this chapter and submit questions to our subject-matter experts. These resources are accessible 24 hours a day via any computer, smartphone or tablet. After completing this chapter, you will be ready to do the following:

  • Define and list the principles of cybersecurity
  • Share the definition and best practices of information security
  • Explain why information security is important
  • Outline basic principles of information security
  • Provide a detailed history of information security
  • Discuss potential threats to information security

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Introduction to Cybersecurity
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What is Cybersecurity? - Definition & Principles

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.

What is Information Security? - Definition & Best Practices

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.

Importance of Information Security

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.

Information Security: Basic Principles

4. Information Security: Basic Principles

This lesson discusses the four basic principles of information security and how they safeguard valuable information. Understanding these building blocks is essential to knowing how to protect your digital information.

History of Information Security

5. History of Information Security

Information security goes way back - all the way back to the Second World War and even classical times! Here, we'll travel through the history of information security from ancient methods of hiding communications to the famous Enigma machine and modern cryptography.

Definition of Threat in Information Security

6. Definition of Threat in Information Security

Information security is a major topic in the news these days. After all, information plays a role in almost everything we do. In this lesson, we'll take a look at what it is, threats, and why they are important.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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