Garden State Cyber
The goal of the Garden State Cyber curriculum is to introduce high school students to basic cybersecurity concepts and inspire interest in cybersecurity careers.
The GS Cyber courses:
- Do not require any prerequisite knowledge in computing or cybersecurity for either the student or teacher.
- Can be delivered completely on Chromebooks with no specialized equipment.
- Include access to a cyber range for online labs at zero cost to districts.
- Incorporate the 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards – Computer Science and Design Thinking.
What is provided to an instructor?
- Lesson plans with objectives and NJ state standards.
- Instructional PPT presentations with video and audio.
- Teacher notes with background and tips on teaching each topic.
- Hands-on activities
- Practice labs in an online cyber range
- Professional Development and support throughout the year
Intro to Cybersecurity I – Syllabus Course Map
This course is designed for students who are interested in exploring careers in Cybersecurity. The focus of instruction will include the implementation and monitoring of security on network and computer systems. Students will investigate strategies to identify and protect against security threats such as hackers, eavesdropping and network attacks. The basics of cryptography and logic reasoning will be explored. Hands-on labs in a cyber range provide practice in the configuration and mitigation of system vulnerabilities. Each unit integrates current events and related cyber ethics and law.
*Ethics agreement must be signed by all students and parents during the first 2 weeks of class.
Intro to Cybersecurity II – Syllabus Course Map
Catalog Course Description: The course is second in a series to introduce high school students to cybersecurity concepts and inspire interest in cybersecurity careers. Building on the concepts from Introduction to Cybersecurity, instruction will focus on vulnerabilities found in digital systems and methods to implement defense. Students will apply tools to identify vectors of attack and ways to mitigate vulnerabilities. Advanced forms of cryptography will be explored along with the role they play in securing remote transactions. Hands-on labs executed in a cyber range provide practice in the configuration and mitigation of system vulnerabilities. Each unit integrates current events with cyber ethics and law. *Ethics agreement must be signed by all students and parents during the first 2 weeks of class. PRE: Intro to Cybersecurity I.
Garden State Cyber curriculum was created through a collaboration of NJ teachers and CS4NJ
Co-Chairs: Mandy Galante and Daryl Detrick (Warren Hills HS)
Development Committee members
Kevin Jala – Cranford High School
Lee Neamand – New Brunswick High School
Nikita Patil – Academy for Information Technology
Danielle Vanderberghe – Midland Park Jr/Sr High School
Ann-Marie Linz – Watchung Hills High School
Mariel Kolker – Morristown High School
Gary Hull – Spotswood High School
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