Cyber security is the body of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, computers, and data from attack, damage, and unauthorized access. Cyber security courses teach professionals to spot vulnerabilities, fend off attacks, and immediately respond to emergencies. This cyber security course introduces students to the basics of the field. Students study monitoring and protection procedures pertaining to security activities and learn to apply them practically. The hands-on practice involves protecting work with passwords and applying multiple security models and systems. This course also dives into the very beginnings of cryptography.