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Principles of Information Security

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The Principles of Information Security course will help you increase your understanding of information security. You will learn about the types of security risks, how they work, and how we can protect our computers and networks from these risks. Topics covered include basic security principles, terminology, legal and ethical issues, as well as examining security from business and personal perspectives. You will have access to an instructor while you complete this 48-hour self-paced, online course. Access to an e-book/resources is included with the tuition.

Course Outcomes: 
  • Implement best practices to secure data and to use technology safely.
  • Understand how to use the Internet securely.
  • Identify and protect devices from malware.
  • Explain the challenge of information security and why it is important.
  • Understand and protect your personal security and how this relates to passwords, social engineering, identity theft and risks with social media.
  • Identify and protect mobile devices and other technologies (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, etc.) from attacks.
  • Understand what privacy is and how it relates to cryptography.
Course Commitment:
Principles of Information Security is a 48-hour self-paced, online course completed over 12 weeks.

Course Prerequisites:
There is no course prerequisite for the Principles of Information Security course. You are expected to have basic Internet and application software skills.

Refund Policy: 
Participants must contact the BSC Continuing Education office at least five (5) business days prior to the start of class for a refund at (701) 224-5600. If a participant cancels less than five (5) business days prior to the start of the class, the entire registration fee is forfeited. Full refunds are guaranteed if BSC Continuing Education cancels a course.

A $20.00 processing fee will be deducted from the amount refunded. All approved refunds are made by mail unless paid with a credit card or electronic check in which case the card or account is credited. Please allow three (3) weeks to process refunds. There are no refunds if an online course has been accessed.
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Class Details

1 Session(s)
Online 24/7


Kristina Wells 



Please read:  The coursework experience for Educators who register for the Principles of Information Security course will be similar to what their students will learn if the course is taught within their school district. Educators will have access to all discussions, activities, assessments, etc. that would be expected of their students. A grade will not be applied to coursework; however, a quiz is required at the end of each chapter before the next chapter is released.

A total of 3 graduate credits can be earned through Valley City State University or the University of North Dakota for this course. For more information and to apply please visit the VCSU website or the UND website or call our office at 701-224-5600 for assistance. Please note: Application for graduate credit must be completed before the first day of class.

Once registered, instructions on how to access the course will be sent to the email address listed within your profile. The instructor is available to meet virtually upon request. Requests to meet with the instructor should be sent by email.



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/10/2024 - 9/2/2024 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Kristina Wells 

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