Gain insight into the dynamic cyber environment while acquiring the knowledge to make risk-based decisions to protect and defend your organization against cyber-threats with a course geared toward working adults.
As a student in Cal State East Bay’s Cyber Security Awareness and Response course, you’ll be part of a lively discussion around current cyber events in addition to learning about cyber-attacks, the motivations behind the attack, and what you can do to protect yourself and your business from an attack or minimize the operational impact.
You’ll learn about the constantly changing threat landscape, the basics of cyber intrusion, which organizational assets are most vulnerable, and what steps can be taken to minimize the risk of attack or mitigate the impact.
As a result, your ability to understand the concerns of your organization's technical experts and translate those into operational decisions for the protection and defense of your organizations will make you an indispensable member of any company's leadership team.
Equipped with a robust understanding of the evolving cyber threat, you can feel confident leading the fight against network attacks in any size company or organization. Furthermore, as a manager equipped with the knowledge in cyber security, you’ll learn to better describe the threat to non-technology team members and drive conversations about acceptable risk and mitigation.
At the conclusion of the course, you will have gained a solid overview of cyber security, as well as:
The Cyber Security Awareness and Response course is conveniently offered at CSUEB’s downtown Oakland Center.
As a student in Cal State East Bay’s Cyber Security Awareness and Response course, you’ll enjoy learning from a mix of lecture and discussion. Lectures tie into direct concepts, such as understanding “attack surfaces,” while discussions build out from a concept into conversations around current cyber events. Guest lecturers may also be used to punctuate particular issues (e.g. insurance coverage, threat landscape, etc.).
Instruction and class experience is based on concepts identified in Bloom’s Taxonomy:
Bijan Karimi is the Assistant Deputy Director for the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management. Prior to working in San Francisco, Karimi was the Emergency Manager for the Marin County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services. He came to the world of emergency management after nearly a decade in the financial services industry. Part of his responsibility is utilizing threat-hazard identification risk analysis findings and ensuring the city is preparing for emerging threats.
Karimi completed a master’s degree in Homeland Security and Defense at the Naval Postgraduate School, graduating with distinction. He also attended Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. He received his undergraduate degrees from the University of California Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in business from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is also a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM).
There are no formal admissions requirements for the Cyber Security Awareness and Response course. If you can satisfactorily complete the coursework, you are invited to enroll.
Area of study: Cyber Security Awareness and Response
Ideal for: Individuals, business owners, and government professionals that want to learn more about the dynamic cyber environment.
Number of courses: 1 course
Program format: In-person
Program length: 5 three-hour sessions
Tuition cost: $1,200 (Tuition fees are subject to change at any time.)
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