Cybersecurity Training for Faculty

Sanjay Goel holding laptop

Through a grant from the National Security Agency, and as a part of a consortium led by University of Colorado Colorado Springs, the University at Albany School of Business is offering two courses to train faculty new to cybersecurity in the subject matter and then offering teaching workshops to help faculty learn to teach the material.

The teaching workshops will discuss both pedagogic techniques as well as the materials that have been provided to teach (presentations, videos, and assignments) The courses will be taught online in a hybrid format with 15 hours of synchronous training over three consecutive days and five weeks of asynchronous course work. There will be no exam in the course and course is not graded.

The teaching workshops will be taught with ten hours of synchronous teaching and two weeks of asynchronous learning with online materials.

Two courses are offered: Information Security Risk Assessment and Introduction to Digital Forensics. Each course and corresponding teaching workshop will be offered three times in the next year and a half.

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Information Security Risk Analysis

This course will cover the fundamentals of risk analysis as well as how it applies to cybersecurity. Students will learn cybersecurity risk assessment process including identifying assets and threats and selecting mitigating controls. Classes of threats and controls will be discussed as a part of the curriculum. Students will learn about both quantitative and qualitative risk analysis techniques and where each of them is applicable. The course also covers standards that are currently being widely used in the industry such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the NIST 800-52 Control Baselines. The course will use a combination of power point presentations, videos, and cases to explain the materials.


2021 - 2022 Course Offerings

Each class and workshop runs for five weeks, with required synchronous and non-synchronous sessions.


Information Security Risk Analysis Course (choose one)

Jun 3-5 (9:00 AM – 1:00PM): Synchronous
Jun 1 – Jul 4: Asynchronous
Sep 9-11 (9:00 AM – 1:00PM): Synchronous
Sep 1 – Oct 4: Asynchronous
Feb 3-5 (9:00 AM – 1:00PM): Synchronous
Feb 1 – Mar 6: Asynchronous


Information Security Risk Analysis Teaching Workshop (choose one)

Jul 9-10 (9:00 AM – 1:00PM): Synchronous
Jul 4 – Jul 24: Asynchronous
Oct 8-9 (9:00 AM – 1:00PM): Synchronous
Oct 4 – Oct 24: Asynchronous
Mar 12-13 (9:00 AM – 1:00PM): Synchronous
Mar 8 – Mar 27: Asynchronous


Introduction to Digital Forensics

This course will cover the fundamentals of responding to incident scenes and digital forensics processes involving the identification, collection, examination and presentation of digital evidence (devices and data). Students will utilize forensic tools to collect and examine digital evidence using forensically sound techniques and legally acceptable standards. Student will engage in the reporting of the completed processes associated with the incident response and forensic examination of digital evidence through the use of standardized worksheets and reports. This course will use a combination of instructor presentations and tutorials, supplemented with related publications and student exercises using forensic tools and techniques.


2021 - 2022 Course Offerings

Each class and workshop runs for five weeks, with required synchronous and non-synchronous sessions for each.


Introduction to Digital Forensics Course (choose one)

Jun 17-19 (9:00 AM – 1:00PM): Synchronous
Jun 15 – Jul 18: Asynchronous
Sep 23-25 (9:00 AM – 1:00PM): Synchronous
Sep 21 – Oct 24: Asynchronous
Feb 17-19 (9:00 AM – 1:00PM): Synchronous
Feb 15 – Mar 18: Asynchronous


Introduction to Digital Forensics Teaching Workshop (choose one)

Jul 23-24 (9:00 AM – 1:00PM): Synchronous
Jul 18 – Aug 7: Asynchronous
Oct 26-27 (9:00 AM – 1:00PM): Synchronous
Oct 18 – Nov 7: Asynchronous
Mar 26-27 (9:00 AM – 1:00PM): Synchronous
Mar 26 – April 6: Asynchronous