Module 11: Trends

Module 11 Description & Objectives


This module discusses the future of cybersecurity: the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it creates an entirely new set of risks, and emerging technologies like drones, robots, and “wearables.” Increasingly, companies and organizations are exploring a more “active defense” approach to cybersecurity. Traditional incident response—the rapid deployment of a team to remediate breaches to a network, identify additional threats, and restore functionality—is still necessary but is no longer sufficient. The module gives an overview of how the connectedness of our cyber networks demands intelligence-driven tools and processes that equip leaders with an anticipatory edge.



  • Identify emerging trends and demonstrate an understanding of emerging technologies.
  • Understand the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it expands the cyber “attack surface.”
  • Be able to make educated predictions of what the future might look like for the cybersecurity critical infrastructure framework.
  • Discuss ethical issues that can arise in relation to new technology and new defense strategies.



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