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CYBR 132 Security Awareness in a Digital World

Cybersecurity is a critical issue for anyone who uses the Internet and that is why it is imperative to understand why safe and secure practices are essential in daily interaction with digital information and devices. This overview course discusses the foundational issues of cybersecurity from a personal to global perspective through coverage of foundational security principles, risk mitigation, and adversarial thinking as an organizing narrative for a series of other modules on data security, system security, and internet security. Practical skills such as cyber hygiene and personal device protection for personal security are also emphasized. Global and cultural issues, as well as ethical and privacy issues will be examined.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective December 14, 2020 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • State the high-level goals of cybersecurity and differentiate between them according to their scope of coverage.
  • Classify cyber vulnerabilities according to how they affect individuals and organizations and summarize associated mitigation best practices.
  • Recognize the social, political, cultural, and economic impact of security in cyberspace.
  • Discuss current events and debates in cybersecurity.
  • Identify and describe desktop and mobile security threats and best practices
  • Investigate, assess, and summarize safe and secure social and cultural digital practices