Cybersecurity Awareness - The Internet of Things

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

Course Overview:

This course will be deactivated on December 4th, 2020.  No further enrollments will be allowed into this course.

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:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.


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