Cybersecurity

Engineering & Technology
STEM |
Grade: 11-12
Credits: 1 1/2

Hackers are working 24/7 to get your data. They want your bank accounts, your passwords, they want access to your computer and your network. They bankrupt companies and get employees fired. They
try to change the results of national elections. They want to shut down power grids. It’s a war out there, and cybersecurity experts are in high demand all across the world to fight back. Are you interested in joining the effort to protect your personal, local, state, and national security? Cybersecurity is your first step in learning how.

In this course you will learn how to protect vulnerable information. You will learn how to protect your own data and the data of the business you own or work for, by learning about and creating systems that ensure that hackers can’t get your data. Cybersecurity  introduces the tools and concepts of cybersecurity and encourages students to create solutions that allow people to share computing resources while protecting privacy. This course raises students’ knowledge of and commitment to ethical computing behavior. It also aims to develop students’ skills as consumers, friends, citizens, and employees who can effectively contribute to communities with a dependable cyber-infrastructure that moves and processes information safely.

Note: Participating students will receive one elective credit and one-half Technology credit.

Faculty

Marc Chabot
Science Faculty
“Consider that the mind is capable of an endless growth.”—Asa Burton, one of the founders, urging citizens of Thetford to establish TA in 1819
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Our mission is to celebrate the unique worth of all students, to nurture their strengths, and to challenge them to fulfill their potential.
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