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Georgia Advanced Cybersecurity Framework


Standard Description
IT-ACS-1.1 Communicate effectively through writing, speaking, listening, reading, and interpersonal abilities. Lessons
IT-ACS-1.2 Demonstrate creativity by asking challenging questions and applying innovative procedures and methods. Lessons
IT-ACS-1.3 Exhibit critical thinking and problem solving skills to locate, analyze and apply information in career planning and employment situations. Lessons
IT-ACS-1.4 Model work readiness traits required for success in the workplace including integrity, honesty, accountability, punctuality, time management, and respect for diversity. Lessons
IT-ACS-1.5 Apply the appropriate skill sets to be productive in a changing, technological, diverse workplace to be able to work independently and apply team work skills. Lessons
IT-ACS-1.6 Present a professional image through appearance, behavior and language. Lessons
IT-ACS-2.1 Describe the threats to a computer network, methods of avoiding attacks, and options in dealing with virus attacks. Lessons
IT-ACS-2.2 Investigate potential abuse and unethical uses of computers and networks. Lessons
IT-ACS-2.3 Explain the consequences of illegal, social, and unethical uses of information technologies (e.g., piracy; illegal downloading; licensing infringement; inappropriate uses of software, hardware, and mobile devices). Lessons
IT-ACS-2.4 Differentiate between freeware, shareware, and public domain software copyrights Lessons
IT-ACS-2.5 Discuss computer crimes, terms of use, and legal issues such as copyright laws, fair use laws, and ethics pertaining to scanned and downloaded clip art images, photographs, documents, video, recorded sounds and music, trademarks, and other elements for use in Web publications Lessons
IT-ACS-2.6 Identify netiquette including the use of e-mail, social networking, blogs, texting, and chatting. Lessons
IT-ACS-2.7 Explain proper netiquette, including the use of e-mail, social networking, blogs, texting, and chatting. Lessons
IT-ACS-2.8 Discuss the importance of cyber safety and the impact of cyber bullying. Lessons
IT-ACS-3.1 Analyze and differentiate among types of malware. Lessons
IT-ACS-3.2 Identify malware code, including strings. Lessons
IT-ACS-3.3 Demonstrate skill in handling malware. [NICE 153] Lessons
IT-ACS-3.4 Demonstrate skill in preserving evidence integrity according to standard operating procedures or national standards. [NICE 217]. Lessons
IT-ACS-4.1 Analyze and differentiate among types of network attacks (e.g., virus, worms, trojans, unpatched software, password cracking, advanced persistent threats, etc.). Lessons
IT-ACS-4.2 Distinguish between different social engineering attacks (e.g., baiting, phishing/spear phishing, pretexting/ blagging, tailgating, quid pro quo, etc.). Lessons
IT-ACS-4.3 Distinguish between reconnaissance/footprinting, infiltration, network breach, network exploitation, and attack for effects (e.g., deceive, disrupt, degrade, and destroy). Lessons
IT-ACS-4.4 Demonstrate an understanding of DoS/DDoS, session hijacking, HTTP spoofing, DNS attacks, switch attacks, man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks, and cross site scripting, and drive-by-attacks. Lessons
IT-ACS-5.1 Use and apply appropriate cryptographic tools and products. Lessons
IT-ACS-5.2 Explain the core concepts of Public Key Infrastructure Lessons
IT-ACS-5.3 Demonstrate knowledge of network access, identity, and access management (e.g., public key infrastructure [PKI]) and implement PKI, certificate management, and associated components. [NICE 79]. Lessons
IT-ACS-5.4 Install and configure Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and send/receive PGP encrypted email. Lessons
IT-ACS-5.5 Install and view a digital certificate Lessons
IT-ACS-5.6 Understand and master process to enroll for digital certificates. Lessons
IT-ACS-5.7 Renew, revoke, backup, and restore public and private key certificates. Lessons
IT-ACS-5.8 Install and secure a Certificate Authority (CA) Lessons
IT-ACS-5.9 Backup and restore a Certificate Authority (CA). Lessons
IT-ACS-6.1 Implement wireless networks in a secure manner. Lessons
IT-ACS-6.2 Analyze and differentiate among types of wireless attacks. Lessons
IT-ACS-6.3 Configure a wireless Access Point (WPA, WPA-2). Lessons
IT-ACS-6.4 Demonstrate use of InSSIDer and Netstumbler on wireless communications. Lessons
IT-ACS-6.5 Change the power level of a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Access Point. Lessons
IT-ACS-6.6 Demonstrate knowledge of Virtual Private Network (VPN) security and configure Virtual Private Network (VPN). [NICE 148] Lessons
IT-ACS-6.7 Demonstrate knowledge of remote access policy Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) and Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP). Lessons
IT-ACS-7.1 Explain the impact and proper use of environmental controls. Lessons
IT-ACS-7.2 Explain the importance of security-related awareness and training. Lessons
IT-ACS-7.3 Install environmental controls through Basic Input/Output System (BIOS). Lessons
IT-ACS-7.4 Write organizational security policies (email, wireless, etc.). Lessons
IT-ACS-8.1 Demonstrate knowledge of incident response and handling methodologies. [NICE 61] Lessons
IT-ACS-8.2 Demonstrate knowledge of incident categories, incident responses, and timelines for responses and compare and contrast aspects of business continuity. [NICE 60] Lessons
IT-ACS-8.3 Execute disaster recovery plans and procedures Lessons
IT-ACS-8.4 Demonstrate the ability to capture volatile memory contents Lessons
IT-ACS-8.5 Perform imaging functions, such as operating system, network, and software configurations. Lessons
IT-ACS-8.6 Restore a machine from a known good backup. Lessons
IT-ACS-9.1 Analyze and differentiate among types of mitigation and deterrent techniques. Lessons
IT-ACS-9.2 Implement assessment tools and techniques to discover security threats and vulnerabilities. Lessons
IT-ACS-9.3 Explain the proper use of penetration testing versus vulnerability scanning in the context of vulnerability assessments. Lessons
IT-ACS-9.4 Demonstrate skill in conducting vulnerability scans and recognizing vulnerabilities in security systems (e.g., Nessus, Nmap, Retina). [NICE 3] Lessons
IT-ACS-9.5 Conduct a security audit. Lessons
IT-ACS-9.6 View and modify an Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) table. Lessons
IT-ACS-9.7 Evaluate the patch status of a machine. Lessons
IT-ACS-9.8 Demonstrate knowledge of packet-level analysis in order to install and view packet sniffer. [NICE 93] Lessons
IT-ACS-9.9 Perform secure data destruction (e.g., Secure Erase, BCWipe). Lessons
IT-ACS-10.1 Explain risk-related concepts. Lessons
IT-ACS-10.2 Perform a risk assessment. Lessons
IT-ACS-10.3 Identify mitigations for risks from risk assessment. Lessons
IT-ACS-10.4 Conduct appropriate risk mitigation strategies. Lessons
IT-ACS-11.1 Apply and implement secure network administration principles. Lessons
IT-ACS-11.2 Demonstrate knowledge of how network services and protocols interact to provide network communications in order to securely implement and use common protocols. [NICE 50] Lessons
IT-ACS-11.3 Identify commonly used default network ports. Lessons
IT-ACS-11.4 Set up a Network Address Translation (NAT) device. Lessons
IT-ACS-11.5 Spoof a Media Access Control (MAC) address. Lessons
IT-ACS-11.6 Configure Virtual Private Network (VPN). Lessons
IT-ACS-11.7 Configure a remote access policy Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) and Point-toPoint Tunneling Protocol (PPTP). Lessons
IT-ACS-11.8 Demonstrate knowledge of network protocols (e.g., Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and directory services (e.g., Domain Name System (DNS) by setting up common protocols, e.g., Secure Shell (SSH), netstat, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), nslookup, Telnet, DNS/Bind, FTP, IIS/Web Pages, DHCP/DNS server. [NICE 81] Lessons
IT-ACS-11.9 Locate open ports by completing a port scan. Lessons
IT-ACS-11.10 Demonstrate the knowledge and use of network statistics (netstat), a command purpose. Lessons
IT-ACS-12.1 Explain the goals, mission and objectives of Future Business Leaders of America. Lessons
IT-ACS-12.2 Explore the impact and opportunities a student organization (FBLA) can develop to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Lessons
IT-ACS-12.3 Explore the local, state, and national opportunities available to students through participation in related student organization (FBLA) including but not limited to conferences, competitions, community service, philanthropy, and other FBLA activities. Lessons
IT-ACS-12.4 Explain how participation in career and technology education student organizations can promote lifelong responsibility for community service and professional development. Lessons
IT-ACS-12.5 Explore the competitive events related to the content of this course and the required competencies, skills, and knowledge for each related event for individual, team, and chapter competitions. Lessons