Cyber Defense Courses and the Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

The Cybersecurity Workforce Framework was developed by industry, government and educators to identify the skills our workforce needs to protect against the ever-growing threat of cybersecurity breaches.

The skills you will learn in University of Arizona Continuing & Professional Education Cyber Defense courses map directly to the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework:

Skills You Will Learn in the Network Security Course

  • Conducting vulnerability scans and recognizing vulnerabilities (S000I)
  • Analyzing network traffic capacity and performance characteristics (S0004)
  • Applying Host/network access control list (S0007)
  • Creating network security policies that reflect network security objectives (S00018)
  • Detecting host and network-based intrusions via intrusion detection technologies (S0025)
  • Performing packet-level analysis using appropriate tools (e.g., Wireshark, tcpdump) (S0046)
  • Using network management tools to analyze network traffic patterns (S0056)
  • Using Virtual Private Network (VPN) devices and encryption (S0059)
  • Securing network communications (S0077)
  • Protecting a network against malware (S0079)
  • Using network analysis tools to identify vulnerabilities (e.g., fuzzing, nmap, etc.)
  • Configuring and utilizing network protection components (eg., Firewalls, VPNS, Network IDS) (S0084)
  • Network hardening techniques (e.g., removing unnecessary services, password policies, network segmentation, etc.) (S0121)

Skills You Will Learn in the Computer and Web Application Security Course

  • Conducting vulnerability scans and recognizing vulnerabilities (S0001)
  • Applying and incorporating information technologies into proposed solutions (S005)
  • Applying confidentiality, integrity, and availability principles (S006)
  • Applying Host/network access control list (S0007)
  • Assessing the robustness of security systems and designs.
  • Detecting host and network-based intrusions via intrusion detection technologies (S0025)
  • Using Virtual Private Network (VPN) devices and encryption (S0059)
  • Identifying, modifying, and manipulating applicable system components within Windows, Unix, or Linux (e.g., passwords, user accounts, files).
  • One-way hash functions (e.g., Secure Hash Algorithm (HAS), Message Digest Algorithm (MD5)) (S0089)
  • Protecting a network against malware (S0079)
  • Network hardening techniques (e.g., removing unnecessary services, password policies, network segmentation, etc.) (S0121)

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