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Beginner Level
Approx. 11 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to the X-Factor

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 16 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Security and Employee Compliance4m
Industry Q&A: Security and End Users1m
Pulling it together8m
5 readings
Learning Objectives1m
MISQ Executive: Information Security Management Overview45m
Phishing Attacks Hurt Convenience Of Online Banking In The Workplace10m
3 things every CISO should know10m
Shadow IT: Mitigating Security Risks10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to the X-Factor Quiz10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Security Education: Training & Awareness

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 17 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Industry Q&A: SETA in Real Life2m
Industry Q&A: Customers and Security Training2m
Pulling it together5m
4 readings
Learning Objectives1m
Security Education, Training and Awareness20m
Training20m
Making Security Awareness Work20m
2 practice exercises
SETA Practice Quiz20m
Security Education: Training and Awareness Quiz10m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Reasons Why Traditional Training Efforts Fail

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 15 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Employee Habits, Errors, and Security Breaches4m
Habituation: What is it?5m
Pulling it together3m
5 readings
Learning Objectives1m
Why Do Cybersecurity Awareness Campaigns Fail?50m
The Impact of Past Behavior45m
How Does Behavior Become Habitual?20m
Global Threat Report30m
2 practice exercises
Why Do Cybersecurity Awareness Campaigns Fail Quiz14m
Test Your Knowledge!20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Threat Intelligence

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 14 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Industry Q&A: Threat Intelligence2m
Pulling it together5m
6 readings
Learning Objectives1m
What is threat intelligence?20m
Rise of Hacktivism20m
Cyber Insurance15m
Protecting yourself from Ransomware10m
Ransomware15m
2 practice exercises
Practice quiz: Test your threat intelligence!20m
Test your knowledge of threat intelligence10m

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About the Cybersecurity: Developing a Program for Your Business Specialization

Cybersecurity is an essential business skill for the evolving workplace. For-profit companies, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations all need technologically proficient, business-savvy information technology security professionals. In this Specialization, you will learn about a variety of processes for protecting business assets through policy, education and training, and technology best practices. You’ll develop an awareness of the risks and cyber threats or attacks associated with modern information usage, and explore key technical and managerial topics required for a balanced approach to information protection. Topics will include mobility, the Internet of Things, the human factor, governance and management practices....
Cybersecurity: Developing a Program for Your Business

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