Cybersecurity Teaching Materials 

 

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Cybersecurity Student Book

  • Chapter 1. The Purpose of This Student Book is to be used with the five cybersecurity caselets. It is intended for use in undergraduate classes to introduce students to cybersecurity topics as they align with the COBIT 5 Framework.
  • Chapter 2. Introduction to Cybersecurity provides an overview of the definition of cybersecurity and the topics that are discussed in the book.
  • Chapter 3. IT Governance and the Political Dimension explains the value that attackers put on a variety of information assets.
  • Chapter 4. Who are the Attackers provides different types of threat actors.
  • Chapter 5. Principles of Cybersecurity Law discusses some of the major legislations that have been created in response to the rise of criminal activity in computer systems.
  • Chapter 6. Security Policy—Design, Development, Management and Implementation discusses the importance of designing security policy and its implementation into many aspects of an organization.
  • Chapter 7. Threat and Vulnerability Assessment explains how to assess threats and vulnerabilities within the organizations’ connected systems.
  • Chapter 8. Threat, Attack and Defence Models discusses explains various types of threat, attack and defense models.
  • Chapter 9. Incident Response covers the definition of an incident and the phases involved in responding to an incident.
  • Chapter 10. Conclusion wraps-up the student book and provides continued learning resources.

  Download Student Book English  |  Slovak (Academic Advocates only; 38-page PDF)


Cybersecurity Law Caselet

Company profile, background information, notes, glossary, and questions for discussion are included. Students are able to play the role of a Chief Information Security Officer and explore the legal ramifications of allowing a third-party to access protected data.

  Download Caselet English  |  Slovak (Academic Advocates only; 14-slide PPT file)

  Download Caselet English Answers/Solutions English  |  Slovak (Academic Advocates only; Teaching Notes, 8-slide PPT file)


Cybersecurity Policy Caselet

Company profile, background information, notes, glossary and questions for discussion are included. Students are able to play the role of a newly hired Director of Cybersecurity and explore the challenges of implementing cybersecurity policy in a disparate environment.

  Download Caselet English  |  Slovak (Academic Advocates only; 21-slide PPT file)

  Download Caselet Answers/Solutions English  |  Slovak (Academic Advocates only; Teaching Notes, 7-slide PPT file)


Cybersecurity Assessment Caselet

Company profile, background information, notes, glossary and questions for discussion are included. Students are able to play the role of an external security consultant and explore the different techniques of cybersecurity threat and vulnerability assessment policy in a disparate environment.

  Download Caselet English  |  Slovak (Academic Advocates only; 15-slide PPT file)

  Download Caselet Answers/Solutions English  |  Slovak (Academic Advocates only; Teaching Notes, 11-slide PPT file)


Cybersecurity Modeling Caselet

Company profile, background information, notes, glossary and questions for discussion are included. Students are able to play the role of a senior security analyst and explore the modelling of attacks and defenses.

  Download Caselet English  |  Slovak (Academic Advocates only; 23-slide PPT file)

  Download Caselet Answers/Solutions English  |  Slovak (Academic Advocates only; Teaching Notes, 8-slide PPT file)


Cybersecurity Incident Caselet 

Company profile, background information, notes, glossary and questions for discussion are included. Students are able to play the role of a manager of the Security Operations Team and explore the incident response process.

  Download Caselet English  |  Slovak (Academic Advocates only; 20-slide PPT file)

  Download Caselet Answers/Solutions English  |  Slovak (Academic Advocates only; Teaching Notes, 9-slide PPT file)