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Standards Framework

for Georgia Foundations of Secure Information Systems


Standards in this Framework

Standard Description
MS-CS-FSIS-1.1 Communicate effectively through writing, speaking, listening, reading, and interpersonal abilities.
MS-CS-FSIS-1.2 Make collaborative observations and demonstrate potential technology and interpersonal interactions in the digital world.
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.
MS-CS-FSIS-1.4 Exhibit critical thinking and problem-solving skills to locate, analyze, and apply information in career planning and employment situations.
MS-CS-FSIS-1.5 Present a professional image through appearance, behavior and language.
MS-CS-FSIS-1.6 Investigate educational requirements, job responsibilities, employment trends, and opportunities within information technology career pathways using credible sources.
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).
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).
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).
MS-CS-FSIS-2.4 Explain the interrelation of the operating system software, application software, and utility software, citing specific examples of each.
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.
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).
MS-CS-FSIS-3.1 Identify characteristics of computational thinking (decomposition, pattern recognition, algorithmic thinking, and abstraction).
MS-CS-FSIS-3.2 Explain issues and analyze routine hardware and software problems current to everyday life.
MS-CS-FSIS-3.3 Apply troubleshooting concepts to issues regarding compatibility, data, and identity.
MS-CS-FSIS-3.4 Describe ways to solve operational problems caused by hardware errors.
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.
MS-CS-FSIS-4.1 Create diagrams to illustrate types of network topologies to include star, ring, bus, mesh, and hybrid.
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).
MS-CS-FSIS-4.3 Differentiate between different network mediums including Wi-Fi, wired, satellite, and microwave.
MS-CS-FSIS-5.1 Summarize from multiple credible sources the physical and digital aspects of computing networks.
MS-CS-FSIS-5.2 Trace the layers required to transmit data from one node to another (the OSI model).
MS-CS-FSIS-5.3 Construct and explain the basic functions of the OSI model.
MS-CS-FSIS-6.1 List and define the elements of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) triad.
MS-CS-FSIS-6.2 Explain components of access control: Identification, Authentication, Authorization, Accountability, and Non-repudiation.
MS-CS-FSIS-6.3 Identify the characteristics of strong vs. weak passwords in data and identity security.
MS-CS-FSIS-6.4 List and describe the basic steps in security risk management.
MS-CS-FSIS-6.5 Develop a logical argument for the importance of physical security.
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.
MS-CS-FSIS-7.2 Apply concepts related to the principles behind encryption, including the purpose of cryptography, hashing, and steganography.
MS-CS-FSIS-7.3 Draw conclusions illustrating a basic understanding of internet protocol (IP) packets, ports and network transmission.
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).
MS-CS-FSIS-8.1 Explain the differences between an ethical (white hat) hacker and an unethical (black hat) hacker.
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.).
MS-CS-FSIS-8.3 Summarize and provide examples regarding security and privacy laws and their impact on society, citing recent cases.
MS-CS-FSIS-8.4 Collect and compare cyberbullying evidence, including legal and social consequences, and develop guidelines to prevent cyberbullying.
MS-CS-FSIS-8.5 Develop an argument regarding network security, citing policy-driven and technologydriven examples.