Welcome to CIS 1010, Foundations of Cybersecurity
Students in the same course often have a wide variety of knowledge, experiences, and technical backgrounds. So, in order for me to adapt the learning materials for this course, I am interested in knowing what you know and have been exposed to regarding technical tools and knowledge of cybersecurity and its related topics.
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Part 1:
Please complete the following:
• Full Name
• Biography
• Program of study
• Expected graduation date
• Courses successfully completed
• Courses remaining
• Work experience related to the discipline of cybersecurity
• Technical job experience (if any)
• Research experience
Part 2:
On a scale of 1-5, 5 being the highest, what level would you characterize your familiarity with
the following? Next to each item, provide a brief summary of your experience (brands you’ve
worked with, i.e., Cisco, Palo Alto, etc.;, tools;, systems; technical experience, etc.):
• Computer networking (routers, switches, IP addressing, protocols, OSI layers, firewalls,
application servers, webservers, terminating cabling, etc.)
• Database modeling & administration
• System Administration
• Software development, languages such as Python
• Linus operating system

CIS 1010, Foundations of Cybersecurity
Student Introduction Assignment

• MS Windows
• Apple Mac OS
• Oracle VirtualBox
• Cryptography, public key infrastructure
• Intrusion Detection systems
• Risk Management (threat modeling, penetration testing)
• Security Controls, countermeasures
• Incident analysis and handling
• Digital forensics
• Disaster recovery & business continuity
• Hacker tools
• Continuous monitoring, log files
• Packet sniffer tools such as Wireshark

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