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Georgia Foundations of Secure Information Systems Framework


Standard Description
MS-CS-FSIS-1.1 Communicate effectively through writing, speaking, listening, reading, and interpersonal abilities. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-1.2 Make collaborative observations and demonstrate potential technology and interpersonal interactions in the digital world. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-1.3 Model work-readiness traits required for success in the workplace including integrity, honesty, ethics, accountability, punctuality, time management, and respect for diversity. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-1.4 Exhibit critical thinking and problem-solving skills to locate, analyze, and apply information in career planning and employment situations. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-1.5 Present a professional image through appearance, behavior and language. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-1.6 Investigate educational requirements, job responsibilities, employment trends, and opportunities within information technology career pathways using credible sources. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-2.1 Identify the basic components of the computer by disassembling and reassembling a demonstration model personal computer (can be done ‘virtually’ online if demo model is not available). Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-2.2 Demonstrate an understanding of key functional components (input devices, output devices, processor, operating system, software applications, memory, storage, Wi-Fi and/or Ethernet ports, and IP addresses). Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-2.3 Demonstrate an understanding of the terms and units used to describe major hardware components (RAM, ROM, GHz, MHz, GB, MB, CD, DVD, RW). Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-2.4 Explain the interrelation of the operating system software, application software, and utility software, citing specific examples of each. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-2.5 Develop a basic vocabulary of networks including the Internet, wired, wireless, cellular, WiFi, messages, packets, connections, bandwidth, broadband, firewall, hacking, cybersecurity, encryption, local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and OSI model. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-2.6 Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts for how computers process programming commands (hex, binary language, sequence of commands, conditional structures, and looping structures). Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-3.1 Identify characteristics of computational thinking (decomposition, pattern recognition, algorithmic thinking, and abstraction). Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-3.2 Explain issues and analyze routine hardware and software problems current to everyday life. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-3.3 Apply troubleshooting concepts to issues regarding compatibility, data, and identity. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-3.4 Describe ways to solve operational problems caused by hardware errors. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-3.5 Explain how technology can create ethical and legal issues in the business world and a technology-based society and how it can be used to solve & manage those issues. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-4.1 Create diagrams to illustrate types of network topologies to include star, ring, bus, mesh, and hybrid. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-4.2 Differentiate networks based on coverage area including local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and personal area network (PAN). Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-4.3 Differentiate between different network mediums including Wi-Fi, wired, satellite, and microwave. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-5.1 Summarize from multiple credible sources the physical and digital aspects of computing networks. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-5.2 Trace the layers required to transmit data from one node to another (the OSI model). Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-5.3 Construct and explain the basic functions of the OSI model. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-6.1 List and define the elements of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) triad. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-6.2 Explain components of access control: Identification, Authentication, Authorization, Accountability, and Non-repudiation. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-6.3 Identify the characteristics of strong vs. weak passwords in data and identity security. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-6.4 List and describe the basic steps in security risk management. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-6.5 Develop a logical argument for the importance of physical security. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-7.1 Define the cybersecurity first principles of least privilege, minimization, abstraction, domain separation, process isolation, information hiding, layering, simplicity, modularity, and resource encapsulation. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-7.2 Apply concepts related to the principles behind encryption, including the purpose of cryptography, hashing, and steganography. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-7.3 Draw conclusions illustrating a basic understanding of internet protocol (IP) packets, ports and network transmission. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-7.4 Summarize from multiple credible sources a basic understanding of anti-malware, firewalls, intrusion detection system/intrusion prevention system (IDS/IPS), and virtual private network (VPN). Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-8.1 Explain the differences between an ethical (white hat) hacker and an unethical (black hat) hacker. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-8.2 Cite evidence regarding the practice of ethical digital decision-making, including plagiarism, copyright law, and software licensing types (freeware, public domain, shareware, etc.). Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-8.3 Summarize and provide examples regarding security and privacy laws and their impact on society, citing recent cases. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-8.4 Collect and compare cyberbullying evidence, including legal and social consequences, and develop guidelines to prevent cyberbullying. Lessons
MS-CS-FSIS-8.5 Develop an argument regarding network security, citing policy-driven and technologydriven examples. Lessons