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Foundations of Cybersecurity

The design of the Foundations of Cybersecurity course exposes high school students to the ever-growing and far-reaching field of cybersecurity. Identify cybersecurity threats and protect against them. Detect intrusions and respond to attacks. Begin to examine your own digital footprint and better defend your own personal data. Learn how organizations protect themselves in today’s world. Whether seeking a career in the emerging field of cybersecurity or learning to defend their own personal data or a company’s data, students in Project Lead The Way Cybersecurity establish an ethical code of conduct while learning to defend data in today’s complex cyber world.

Cybersecurity gives students a broad exposure to the many aspects of digital and information security while encouraging socially responsible choices and ethical behavior. It inspires algorithmic thinking, computational thinking, and especially, “outside-the-box” thinking. Students explore the many educational and career paths available to cybersecurity experts, as well as other careers that comprise the field of information security.