This course explores social, ethical, and policy issues of information technology developments by covering concerns that challenge today’s cyber workforce. Selected course topics include: classic theories in ethical studies, privacy and personal information exposure, manifestation of human rights in the information age, intellectual property, computer crime, social responsibilities of modern corporations, and professional ethics for cyber workers.
This lab introduces the student to the Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder (BCEB), a self-assessment tool to help organizations assess how effectively they are implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF).
In this exercise, students use Situation Awareness (SA), Gestalt Principles, design affordances, and CIA-for-HMI to design the Human-Machine Interface (HMI) for a cyber-physical system (one that will brew and serve pots of coffee).
This lab exercise explores Fitts Law, which states that response time will be the smallest when the distance to a target is small, and the size of the target is large.
This lab exercise explores the Hicks-Hyman Law (sometimes referred to as simply Hicks Law).
This lab exercise introduces the concept of quality costs and shows you how to analyze and interpret quality cost data for a hypothetical organization that uses the NIST Cybersecurity Framework for risk management, and has designed its cost accounting system around the structure of the Framework Core. It applies concepts learned during Lesson 3H in Module 3: Managing Security, Safety,
This lab exercise introduces a quantitative approach to risk analysis using Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Risk Priority Number (RPN), and analytical methods for prioritization (ANOVA). It applies concepts learned during Lesson 3B in Module 3: Managing Security, Safety, and Risk of the Cyber-Physical Industry course.
Cybersecurity requires foundational knowledge from a wide array of topics including: mathematics, coding, networking, web-technologies, operating systems and complex software applications such as database management systems. Clearly, an introductory course cannot cover all these topics.