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What you will learn

  • Define key concepts and terminology in Cybersecurity

  • Describe key threats to cybersecurity

  • Define strategies to identify and remediate vulnerabilities in information assets

  • Give examples of the systemic components (including personnel) necessary for an effective cybersecurity program

Skills you will gain

Security vulnerabilities and treatmentsThreats to cybersecurityCybersecurity terminologycybersecurity program elements
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 minute to complete

Welcome to The Foundations of Cybersecurity (Course 1)

1 minute to complete
1 video (Total 1 min)
1 video
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Introduction to Cybersecurity (Module 1.1)

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 28 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
5 videos
The Definition of Cybersecurity (Lecture 1.1.1)7m
Key Concepts in Cybersecurity - Part 1 (Lecture 1.1.2)8m
Key Concepts in Cybersecurity - Part 2 (Lecture 1.1.3)11m
Wrap-up for Introduction to Cybersecurity22s
1 reading
The CIA Triad10m
4 practice exercises
The Definition of Cybersecurity (Quiz 1.1.1)5m
Key Concepts in Cybersecurity - Part 1 (Quiz 1.1.2)5m
Key Concepts in Cybersecurity - Part 2 (Quiz 1.1.3)5m
Quiz for Introduction to Cybersecurity Module10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Threats to Cybersecurity (Module 1.2)

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
6 videos
Compromises to IP, Deviations in QoS, & Espionage or Trespass (Lecture 1.2.1)13m
Forces of Nature, Human Error or Failure & Information Extortion (Lecture 1.2.2)12m
Sabotage or Vandalism, Software Attacks & Technical Hardware Failures (Lesson 1.2.3)12m
Technical Hardware Failure, Technical Software Failure, Technological Obsolescence, and Theft (Lesson 1.2.4)11m
Threats to Cybersecurity Wrap-up39s
1 reading
Threats to Cybersecurity10m
5 practice exercises
Compromises to IP, Deviations in QoS, & Espionage or Trespass (Quiz 1.2.1)5m
Forces of Nature, Human Error or Failure & Information Extortion (Quiz 1.2.2)5m
Sabotage or vandalism, Software attacks & Technical hardware failures (Quiz 1.2.3)5m
Technical Hardware Failure, Technical Software Failure, Technological Obsolescence, and Theft (Quiz1.2.4)5m
Threats to Cybersecurity - Module Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Security Technologies (Module 1.3)

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
6 videos
Access Control (Lecture 1.3.1)12m
Firewalls (Lecture 1.3.2)11m
Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (Lecture 1.3.3)8m
Virtual Private Networks (Lecture 1.3.4)4m
Wrap-up for Security Technologies26s
1 reading
Protection Mechanisms10m
5 practice exercises
Access Control (Quiz 1.3.1)5m
Firewalls (Quiz 1.3.2)
Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (Quiz 1.3.3)
Virtual Private Networks (Quiz 1.3.4)
Security Technologies Module20m

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