University of Colorado System

Cyber Threats and Attack Vectors

This course is part of Cybersecurity for Business Specialization

Taught in English

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Greg Williams

Instructor: Greg Williams

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11 hours (approximately)
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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Beginner level
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11 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 5 modules in this course

Welcome! This week we'll explore users and user based attacks. User based attacks are common because it may be easier to compromise a human rather than a computer.

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5 videos4 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Threats against networks and systems are the most common type of attack method. This week will explore these concepts.

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3 videos4 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

You use the cloud every day; you may not even realize it! This week will focus on the cloud and security surrounding cloud and cloud services.

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4 videos3 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

The week will focus on common vulnerabilities that systems face and how they work.

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4 videos3 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Data breaches occur daily. Sometimes they are announced right away, other times they are found out months after the compromise. This week will focus on the course project.

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1 video1 peer review

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Greg Williams
University of Colorado System
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