Tutor: Jonathan Johnson
|Length: Full Year||Class Period: Wednesday, period 1|
The rapid growth of network technology and services continues to
transform human culture in a new generation of Internet users, who
collectively make up roughly half of the world's population. Wired and
wireless network devices are modern essentials for communication, social
interaction, education, commerce, entertainment, employment and
government. Consider, however, that the exact same technology is used as a
vehicle for gambling, pornography, any kind of non-physical abuse, crime,
terrorism, surveillance (legally sanctioned or not), and warfare. This
calls for wisdom!
The Information Security class trains students to understand the essential goals of confidentiality, integrity, availability, and accountability as they relate to technology, while personally maintaining godliness, personal liberty, privacy, and safety. The building blocks are as follows:
Note: Information Security is now offered as one course spanning both Fall and Spring semesters, with an added emphasis on individual research projects and presentations during the Spring semester.
Tutor: Jonathan Johnson is an IT professional with 25 years of experience, a homeschooling father of seven, and an unabashed “geek.” He earned his B.A. in Computer Science from Carleton College in 1991, and he has since worked for small, mid-sized, and Fortune 500 businesses in addition to operating his own independent consulting company. His information security know-how has accumulated through experience in software development and quality assurance, system and network administration, IT service management, monitoring, and security training. He is currently pursuing security industry certification; he enjoys reading, bird watching, geocaching, and observing cultural technology trends; as a disciple-maker, he hopes his skills as an open source technologist will open doors for both local and international ministry opportunities.
Level: Grades 9-12
Homework: 2-4 hours per week