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33%

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50%

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Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 6 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Module 13: Assessing Risk & Future Options

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 24 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
L31 Risk Analysis8m
L32 Reversion4m
L33 Conundrum7m
4 readings
More Risk Methodologies (Optional Video)10m
More Cyber Threat to Infrastructure (Optional Video)10m
Limits of Quantum Computing (Optional)10m
Solving the Cyber Conundrum (Optional Video)10m
3 practice exercises
L31 Challenge Questions6m
L32 Challenge Questions6m
L33 Challenge Questions4m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Module 14: Responding to Cyber Attack

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 13 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
2 videos
L37 Military6m
3 readings
Cyber Incident Response (Optional Video)10m
DHS NPPD (Optional)10m
Cyber Weapon (Optional Video)10m
3 practice exercises
L34 Challenge Questions6m
L37 Challenge Questions6m
Exam 730m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Module 15: Escaping the Cyber Trap

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 18 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
L36 Surveillance5m
L38 Mitigation6m
5 readings
Estimating the Cost of Cybercrime (Optional)10m
More on Cybercrime (Optional Video)10m
NSA Surveillance Leaks (Optional)10m
Cybercrime Law Symposium (Optional Video)10m
Cyber Risk & Crisis Management (Optional Video)10m
3 practice exercises
L35 Challenge Questions4m
L36 Challenge Questions4m
L38 Challenge Questions6m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Module 16: Cyber Profession & Career

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 9 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
2 videos
L40 Profession5m
2 readings
Cyber Resilience (Optional Video)10m
Building Cyber Capability (Optional Video)10m
5 practice exercises
L39 Challenge Questions4m
L40 Challenge Questions2m
Exam 830m
Building Cybersecurity Capability4m
Final Exam20m

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About the Homeland Security and Cybersecurity Specialization

Homeland security is about safeguarding the United States from domestic catastrophic destruction. Cybersecurity has emerged as a priority homeland security concern because a coordinated cyber attack against critical infrastructure could result in the worst catastrophe in the nation’s history. This specialization examines the cybersecurity problem, and takes a close look at what is being done to safeguard the United States from domestic catastrophic destruction by cyber attack. At the conclusion of this course, we hope learners grasp the central message that cybersecurity is essential to critical infrastructure protection, which is essential to homeland security, which is about safeguarding the United States from domestic catastrophic destruction....
Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

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  • In the process of restructuring this specialization to conform with Coursera design guidelines, it was decided that Lessons 35 and 36 were more appropriate to Module 15 instead of Module 14. Lesson place marks were added to Module 14 to note the move. Otherwise, no lessons were forgotten or harmed in making this specialization. :-)

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