CYB-521 Foundations of Utility Cybersecurity
This course introduces foundational cybersecurity concepts applied to utilities as part of critical infrastructure. Topics covered include: fundamental security concepts and nomenclature; types of utility networks and systems including information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT), such as industrial control systems (ICS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA); risk management concepts; the pairing of threats to defensive countermeasures; introduction to applicable standards and control frameworks; and presenting cybersecurity plans to decision makers. This course lays the foundation for the graduate certificate. It is recommended that this course be taken first.
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