Business Cybersecurity Fundamentals - Certificate


Faculty Adviser

Dr. Wayne Machuca: 503-491-7631 | Room AC2776 |

The purpose of this credential is to present fundamental business cyber security skills and structures common to most small and medium-sized businesses. This program is intended for individuals with basic computer awareness or have completed the Business Computer Fundamentals program. In this program, students will be exposed to general cyber security topics in an up-to-date and investigatory environment, learn the language of computer hackers, learn general network design techniques, and create a business plan for the inevitable hack event.

Program Outcomes

  • Understand general topics in cyber security
  • Identify fundamental cyber vulnerabilities in a small or medium sized business
  • Identify scripting software and describe how it can be used in cyber attacks
  • Describe how different computer devices can be combined to create a simple network
  • Perform basic risk analysis on a small system
  • Describe different measures to support the recovery of data from a compromised system
  • Differentiate between incident response techniques
  • Prepare and propose a plan of action in response to a cyber event
Plan of Study Grid
First QuarterCredits
CIS122 Computer Concepts III (Course offered online) 4
ISTM151N Preparation for Network+ 4
ISTM183C Fundamentals of CyberSecurity 3
ISTM283A Fundamentals of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (Course offered online) 3
 Total Credits14

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