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).

Exercise: Fitts Law Updated!

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.

Exercise: Quality Costs Updated!

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,

Foundations of Cybersecurity Updated!

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.

4 Lessons
How a Computer Works Updated!

Computer use is required of almost all professions in today’s technological world and yet how they work is mysterious.  This module starts from electrons and transistors and builds up to the major components of a computer.  It spends a significant portion of the time describing binary logic since that is fundamental to understanding a computer.  With the knowledge gained in this course a student will be able to describe how a computer works and will be able to understand the importance of various characteristics of the computer. 

5 Lessons