Cybersecurity Awareness - The Internet of Things

Hours: 1 / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $129.00

Course Overview:

The Internet of Things will change our personal and professional lives forever. By 2020, there are expected to be over 50 billion devices communicating through the Internet. These devices will range from doorbells, thermostats, cars, and washing machines. This devices can make our lives easier and more efficient.  At the same time, some of these devices may put our safety and privacy at risk. Knowing about the how the Internet of Things works and what we can do to be safe is important.

Instructor Biography:

Tom has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.  He has spent 42 years working in information systems with Digital Equipment Corporation, Lockheed Martin and now Zeta Associates, Inc.  Tom’s experience includes computer systems hardware design, construction, customer service, software engineering, network engineering and support and most recently cyber security.

Tom is currently responsible for the cyber security hardening of advanced signals processing systems being developed and delivered to the U.S. Air Force used for communications training. He holds advanced U.S. Government required DoD 8570 cyber security certifications – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Tom teaches Information System Auditor training to aspiring IT professionals. 

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: The Internet of Things                   
  • Kids -  Hackers or Computer Scientists?
  • Security Bounty Hunting
  • Robots 
  • Health Devices
  • Smart Cars
  • Drones 
  • The Darknet  
Lesson 2: Protective Measures                    
  • Cybersecurity Techniques 
  • Conclusion

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**