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Texas Foundations of Cybersecurity Standards Mapping

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Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

102 Standards in this Framework 75 Standards Mapped 73% Mapped to Course


Standard Lessons
130.428.1A (A) identify and demonstrate employable work behaviors such as regular attendance, punctuality, maintenance of a professional work environment, and effective written and verbal communication;
  1. 9.1 Project: Security Assessment Report
  2. 12.1 Methodology
  3. 12.2 Support Practice
130.428.1B (B) identify and demonstrate positive personal qualities such as authenticity, resilience, initiative, and a willingness to learn new knowledge and skills;
  1. 12.1 Methodology
  2. 12.2 Support Practice
130.428.1C (C) solve problems and think critically;
  1. 4.2 Programming with Karel
  2. 4.3 Looping
  3. 4.4 Branching
  4. 4.5 Arrays and Objects
  5. 4.6 Organizational Techniques
  6. 4.7 Programming Fundamentals Quiz
  7. 5.3 Basic Crypto Systems: Caesar Cipher
  8. 5.4 Basic Crypto Systems: Cracking Caesar
  9. 5.5 Basic Crypto Systems: Vigenere Cipher
  10. 8.7 Basic Querying in SQL
  11. 8.8 Filtering Queries in SQL
  12. 8.10 SQL Injection Overview
  13. 8.11 Types of SQLi and Prevention
  14. 9.1 Project: Security Assessment Report
  15. 12.1 Methodology
  16. 12.2 Support Practice
130.428.1D (D) demonstrate leadership skills and function effectively as a team member; and
  1. 3.1 Project: Public Service Announcement
  2. 6.1 Project: Classic Cipher Newscast
  3. 9.1 Project: Security Assessment Report
  4. 12.1 Methodology
  5. 12.2 Support Practice
130.428.1E (E) demonstrate an understanding of ethical and legal responsibilities in relation to the field of cybersecurity.
  1. 1.2 What is Cybersecurity?
  2. 1.3 Impact of Cybersecurity
  3. 1.5 What is Cybersecurity? Quiz
  4. 2.7 Hacking Ethics
  5. 2.8 Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene Quiz
130.428.2A (A) identify job and internship opportunities as well as accompanying duties and tasks;
130.428.2B (B) research careers in cybersecurity and information assurance along with the education and job skills required for obtaining a job in both the public and private sectors;
  1. 1.2 What is Cybersecurity?
  2. 1.3 Impact of Cybersecurity
  3. 8.4 Databases
  4. 8.9 Common Security Problems
  5. 8.11 Types of SQLi and Prevention
130.428.2C (C) identify and discuss certifications for cybersecurity-related careers; and
130.428.2D (D) research and develop resumes, digital portfolios, or professional profiles in the cybersecurity field.
130.428.3A (A) demonstrate and advocate for ethical and legal behaviors both online and offline among peers, family, community, and employers;
  1. 2.1 Digital Footprint and Reputation
  2. 2.2 Cyberbullying
  3. 2.8 Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene Quiz
  4. 3.1 Project: Public Service Announcement
130.428.3B (B) research local, state, national, and international cyber law such as the PATRIOT Act of 2001, General Data Protection Regulation, and Digital Millennium Copyright Act;
  1. 2.6 Creative Credit & Copyright
  2. 2.8 Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene Quiz
130.428.3C (C) research historic cases or events regarding cyber;
  1. 1.2 What is Cybersecurity?
  2. 1.3 Impact of Cybersecurity
130.428.3D (D) demonstrate an understanding of ethical and legal behavior when presented with various scenarios related to cyber activities;
  1. 2.1 Digital Footprint and Reputation
  2. 2.2 Cyberbullying
  3. 2.3 Internet Safety
  4. 2.7 Hacking Ethics
  5. 2.8 Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene Quiz
130.428.3E (E) define and identify techniques such as hacking, phishing, social engineering, online piracy, spoofing, and data vandalism; and
  1. 1.2 What is Cybersecurity?
  2. 1.3 Impact of Cybersecurity
  3. 1.5 What is Cybersecurity? Quiz
  4. 2.4 Privacy & Security
  5. 2.7 Hacking Ethics
  6. 8.9 Common Security Problems
  7. 8.10 SQL Injection Overview
130.428.3F (F) identify and use appropriate methods for citing sources.
  1. 2.5 Information Literacy
  2. 2.6 Creative Credit & Copyright
  3. 2.8 Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene Quiz
130.428.4A (A) identify motivations for hacking;
  1. 1.2 What is Cybersecurity?
  2. 2.7 Hacking Ethics
  3. 2.8 Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene Quiz
  4. 8.9 Common Security Problems
130.428.4B (B) identify and describe the impact of cyberattacks on the global community, society, and individuals;
  1. 1.2 What is Cybersecurity?
  2. 1.3 Impact of Cybersecurity
  3. 1.5 What is Cybersecurity? Quiz
  4. 8.9 Common Security Problems
130.428.4C (C) distinguish between a cyber attacker and a cyber defender;
  1. 2.7 Hacking Ethics
  2. 8.9 Common Security Problems
130.428.4D (D) differentiate types of hackers such as black hats, white hats, and gray hats;
  1. 2.7 Hacking Ethics
130.428.4E (E) determine possible outcomes and legal ramifications of ethical versus malicious hacking practices; and
  1. 2.7 Hacking Ethics
  2. 8.9 Common Security Problems
130.428.4F (F) debate the varying perspectives of ethical versus malicious hacking.
  1. 2.7 Hacking Ethics
130.428.5A (A) define cyberterrorism, state-sponsored cyberterrorism, and hacktivism;
  1. 1.2 What is Cybersecurity?
130.428.5B (B) compare and contrast physical terrorism and cyberterrorism, including domestic and foreign actors;
130.428.5C (C) define and explain intelligence gathering and counterterrorism;
130.428.5D (D) identify the role of cyber defenders in protecting national interests and corporations;
  1. 1.3 Impact of Cybersecurity
  2. 2.7 Hacking Ethics
130.428.5E (E) identify the role of cyber defense in society and the global economy; and
  1. 1.3 Impact of Cybersecurity
  2. 2.4 Privacy & Security
130.428.5F (F) explain the importance of protecting public infrastructures such as electrical power grids, water systems, pipelines, transportation, and nuclear plants.
130.428.6A (A) identify and understand the nature and value of privacy;
  1. 2.4 Privacy & Security
130.428.6B (B) analyze the positive and negative implications of a digital footprint and the maintenance and monitoring of an online presence;
  1. 2.1 Digital Footprint and Reputation
130.428.6C (C) discuss the role and impact of technology on privacy;
  1. 2.4 Privacy & Security
  2. 2.8 Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene Quiz
130.428.6D (D) identify the signs, emotional effects, and legal consequences of cyberbullying and cyberstalking; and
  1. 2.2 Cyberbullying
  2. 2.8 Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene Quiz
130.428.6E (E) identify and discuss effective ways to prevent, deter, and report cyberbullying.
  1. 2.2 Cyberbullying
  2. 2.8 Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene Quiz
130.428.7A (A) define information security and cyber defense;
130.428.7B (B) identify basic risk management and risk assessment principles related to cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities;
  1. 2.4 Privacy & Security
  2. 7.6 Application Security
130.428.7C (C) explain the fundamental concepts of confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and authorization;
  1. 1.4 The CIA Triad
  2. 1.5 What is Cybersecurity? Quiz
130.428.7D (D) describe the inverse relationship between privacy and security;
  1. 2.4 Privacy & Security
130.428.7E (E) identify and analyze cybersecurity breaches and incident responses;
  1. 8.9 Common Security Problems
130.428.7F (F) identify and analyze security concerns in areas such as physical, network, cloud, and web;
  1. 8.9 Common Security Problems
  2. 8.10 SQL Injection Overview
  3. 8.11 Types of SQLi and Prevention
130.428.7G (G) define and discuss challenges faced by cybersecurity professionals;
  1. 8.9 Common Security Problems
  2. 12.1 Methodology
  3. 12.2 Support Practice
130.428.7H (H) identify common risks, alerts, and warning signs of compromised computer and network systems;
  1. 8.9 Common Security Problems
130.428.7I (I) understand and explore the vulnerability of network-connected devices; and
  1. 1.2 What is Cybersecurity?
  2. 8.9 Common Security Problems
130.428.7J (J) use appropriate cybersecurity terminology.
  1. 1.2 What is Cybersecurity?
  2. 1.3 Impact of Cybersecurity
  3. 1.4 The CIA Triad
  4. 8.9 Common Security Problems
130.428.8A (A) define malware, including spyware, ransomware, viruses, and rootkits;
  1. 1.2 What is Cybersecurity?
  2. 1.5 What is Cybersecurity? Quiz
  3. 7.6 Application Security
  4. 8.9 Common Security Problems
130.428.8B (B) identify the transmission and function of malware such as Trojans, worms, and viruses;
130.428.8C (C) discuss the impact malware has had on the cybersecurity landscape;
130.428.8D (D) explain the role of reverse engineering for detecting malware and viruses;
130.428.8E (E) compare free and commercial antivirus software alternatives; and
  1. 7.6 Application Security
130.428.8F (F) compare free and commercial anti-malware software alternatives.
  1. 7.6 Application Security
130.428.9A (A) define system hardening;
  1. 7.8 System Administration
130.428.9B (B) demonstrate basic use of system administration privileges;
  1. 7.8 System Administration
130.428.9C (C) explain the importance of patching operating systems;
  1. 7.4 Software and Applications
  2. 7.6 Application Security
  3. 7.7 Browser Configuration
130.428.9D (D) explain the importance of software updates;
  1. 2.4 Privacy & Security
  2. 7.4 Software and Applications
  3. 7.6 Application Security
  4. 7.7 Browser Configuration
130.428.9E (E) describe standard practices to configure system services;
  1. 7.8 System Administration
130.428.9F (F) explain the importance of backup files; and
  1. 7.4 Software and Applications
  2. 7.6 Application Security
  3. 7.7 Browser Configuration
130.428.9G (G) research and understand standard practices for securing computers, networks, and operating systems.
  1. 7.6 Application Security
  2. 7.8 System Administration
  3. 8.11 Types of SQLi and Prevention
  4. 11.4 Storage Options
  5. 11.6 Network Communication
130.428.10A (A) identify basic network addressing and devices, including switches and routers;
  1. 10.1 Introduction to the Internet
  2. 10.4 Internet Hardware and Sending Information
  3. 11.3 Network Devices
  4. 11.8 IT Infrastructure Quiz
130.428.10B (B) analyze incoming and outgoing rules for traffic passing through a firewall;
  1. 11.6 Network Communication
130.428.10C (C) identify well known ports by number and service provided, including port 22 (ssh), port 80 (http), and port 443 (https);
  1. 11.6 Network Communication
  2. 11.8 IT Infrastructure Quiz
130.428.10D (D) identify commonly exploited ports and services, including ports 20 and 21 (ftp) and port 23 (telnet); and
  1. 11.6 Network Communication
  2. 11.8 IT Infrastructure Quiz
130.428.10E (E) identify common tools for monitoring ports and network traffic.
  1. 11.6 Network Communication
130.428.11A (A) define what constitutes a secure password;
  1. 2.4 Privacy & Security
  2. 2.8 Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene Quiz
130.428.11B (B) create a secure password policy, including length, complexity, account lockout, and rotation;
  1. 2.4 Privacy & Security
130.428.11C (C) identify methods of password cracking such as brute force and dictionary attacks; and
  1. 2.4 Privacy & Security
130.428.11D (D) examine and configure security options to allow and restrict access based on user roles.
  1. 7.8 System Administration
130.428.12A (A) identify the different types of user accounts and groups on an operating system;
  1. 7.8 System Administration
130.428.12B (B) explain the fundamental concepts and standard practices related to access control, including authentication, authorization, and accounting;
  1. 7.8 System Administration
130.428.12C (C) compare methods for single- and dual-factor authentication such as passwords, biometrics, personal identification numbers (PINs), and security tokens;
130.428.12D (D) define and explain the purpose of an air-gapped computer; and
130.428.12E (E) explain how hashes and checksums may be used to validate the integrity of transferred data.
130.428.13A (A) explain the importance of digital forensics to law enforcement, government agencies, and corporations;
  1. 1.3 Impact of Cybersecurity
  2. 15.1 Digital Forensics
130.428.13B (B) identify the role of chain of custody in digital forensics;
  1. 15.1 Digital Forensics
130.428.13C (C) explain the four steps of the forensics process, including collection, examination, analysis, and reporting;
  1. 15.1 Digital Forensics
130.428.13D (D) identify when a digital forensics investigation is necessary;
  1. 15.1 Digital Forensics
130.428.13E (E) identify information that can be recovered from digital forensics investigations such as metadata and event logs; and
  1. 15.1 Digital Forensics
130.428.13F (F) analyze the purpose of event logs and identify suspicious activity.
  1. 11.7 Network Management
  2. 15.1 Digital Forensics
130.428.14A (A) explain the purpose of cryptography and encrypting data;
  1. 5.1 Cryptography, Cryptology, Cryptanalysis
  2. 5.6 The ABCs of Cryptography Quiz
130.428.14B (B) research historical uses of cryptography; and
  1. 5.2 History of Cryptography
130.428.14C (C) review simple cryptography methods such as shift cipher and substitution cipher.
  1. 5.3 Basic Crypto Systems: Caesar Cipher
  2. 5.4 Basic Crypto Systems: Cracking Caesar
  3. 5.5 Basic Crypto Systems: Vigenere Cipher
  4. 5.6 The ABCs of Cryptography Quiz
130.428.15A (A) define and describe vulnerability, payload, exploit, port scanning, and packet sniffing as they relate to hacking;
130.428.15B (B) define and describe cyberattacks, including man-in-the-middle, distributed denial of service, and spoofing;
130.428.15C (C) explain how computer vulnerabilities leave systems open to cyberattacks;
130.428.15D (D) identify threats to systems such as back-door attacks and insider threats;
130.428.15E (E) differentiate types of social engineering attacks such as phishing, shoulder surfing, hoaxes, and dumpster diving;
130.428.15F (F) explain how users are the most common vehicle for compromising a system at the application level; and
130.428.15G (G) identify various types of application-specific attacks.
  1. 7.6 Application Security
  2. 8.10 SQL Injection Overview
  3. 8.11 Types of SQLi and Prevention
130.428.16A (A) identify internal and external threats to computer systems;
130.428.16B (B) identify the capabilities of vulnerability assessment tools, including open source tools; and
130.428.16C (C) explain the concept of penetration testing, tools, and techniques.
130.428.17A (A) compare risks associated with connecting devices to public and private wireless networks;
130.428.17B (B) explain device vulnerabilities and security solutions on a wireless network;
  1. 11.6 Network Communication
  2. 11.7 Network Management
130.428.17C (C) compare wireless encryption protocols;
  1. 11.5 Network Options
130.428.17D (D) debate the broadcasting or hiding of a wireless service set identifier (SSID); and
  1. 11.5 Network Options
130.428.17E (E) research and discuss wireless threats such as MAC spoofing and war driving.
130.428.18A (A) define application security;
  1. 7.6 Application Security
130.428.18B (B) identify methods of application security such as secure development practices;
  1. 7.6 Application Security
  2. 8.11 Types of SQLi and Prevention
130.428.18C (C) discuss methods of online spoofing such as web links in email, instant messaging, social media, and other online communication with malicious links;
  1. 1.3 Impact of Cybersecurity
130.428.18D (D) explain the purpose and function of vulnerability scanners;
130.428.18E (E) explain how coding errors may create system vulnerabilities; and
  1. 8.10 SQL Injection Overview
  2. 8.11 Types of SQLi and Prevention
130.428.18F (F) analyze the risks of distributing insecure programs.
130.428.19A (A) describe the impact of granting applications unnecessary permissions;
130.428.19B (B) describe the risks of granting third parties access to personal and proprietary data on social media and systems; and
  1. 7.7 Browser Configuration
130.428.19C (C) describe the risks involved with accepting Terms of Service (ToS) or End User License Agreements (EULA) without a basic understanding of the terms or agreements.
  1. 7.5 Software Licenses