The Cybersecurity Training Institute at HCC provides short-term, credit-free mini courses suitable for managers, IT personnel, and other staff who need to know cybersecurity basics and/or earn cyber-related certifications. Mini courses developed through the CyberWatch grant are designed to stand alone as introductory or certification-specific training sessions. More in-depth boot camps for IT staffers responsible for securing networks and systems will be offered in the future.
Is Your Business Secure? What Every Small Business Should Know about Cybersecurity 
What types of technology are you using to run your business efficiently? With so much technology available, it's hard to know how to manage your business effectively while keeping your customers' personal information secure, as well as your own sensitive data. Join Hagerstown Community College's Cybersecurity Training Institute Manager, Jack Drooger, for an informative workshop that you can't afford to miss! You'll learn about managing passwords, if you can trust "the cloud", what everyday activities you may be doing that opens your business up to security breaches, and how to take simple actions to make your business more secure.
Course Number: CMP 983 M1
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Time: 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Mountain Gate Family Restaurant, 10530 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro, PA 17268
Computer Security Starts at Home
Find out how you can protect yourself and your family members in this session for non-technical computer users.
Cisco Router and Switch Device Security
Hardening your Layer 2 and Layer 3 devices against purposeful or accidental compromise is important to your network health. Explore best practices for maintaining secure Cisco network devices through hardening the IOS and controlling access from applications and users. Includes security lab on Saturday, June 8, 9am-1pm in STEM 110. Other sessions held online.
Packet Sniffing with Wireshark
For network administrators, leverage the most popular open source tool for packet interception to monitor the health of your network.
Introduction to Ethical Hacking
Join the "Cybersecurity Training Institute" and the ranks of IT professionals who have adopted hacker tools and techniques for conducting ethical or "White Hat Hacking". Understand the tools and techniques used by hackers to access networks and systems and use hacking applications to create a more secure network infrastructure. First four sessions online; fifth session meets in a penetration testing lab for hands-on application.
Network+ Exam Prep
For students and technicians, cram for your CompTIA certification and have a great exam day! Exam voucher included for CompTIA Network+ N10-005. (Class limited to 10 students)
Security+ Exam Prep
Separate your skills from the rest of the IT field and certify your knowledge of security best practices. Exam voucher included for CompTIA Security+ SY0-301. (Class limited to 10 students)
Implementing and Securing IPv6 Networks
For networking professionals, this course focuses on implementing and securing IPv6 networks used for business purposes. Topics such as IPv6 fundamentals, implementation of IPv6 for name services and DNS, mobility, multicasting, security transition mechanisms, routing, and other emerging topics are explored.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-0902747.