This course introduces students to the principles of cybersecurity, online safety, cybersecurity ethics and protection against cyber-attacks. Additional course content covers Network Security, Compliance and Operational Security, Threats and Vulnerabilities, Application, Data and Host Security, Access Control and Identity Management, and Cryptography. Upon completion of the course students are given the opportunity to take the CompTIA Security+ and TestOut Security Pro certifications. Both are nationally recognized certifications necessary for most entry level I.T. security positions. Certification testing is paid for by EFE and offered at Loy Norrix High School.