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About the Course

This course gives you the background needed to gain Cybersecurity skills as part of the Cybersecurity Security Analyst Professional Certificate program. You will explore incident response methodologies and security models. You will learn to recognize and categorize key types of vulnerabilities and associated attacks against today's organizations. You will explore in depth several past and recent breaches to learn how they were detected and what was done or could have been done to reduce the threat risk to the organization. Finally, you will explore the costs of data breaches through research studies and well known breaches. This course requires you to select and research a cybersecurity breach in the news today and apply your knowledge and skills from this course and previous cybersecurity courses to analyze the type of attack, attack timeline, vulnerable systems, and any missed opportunities. This project will be graded by your peers in the course. This course is intended for anyone who wants to gain a basic understanding of Cybersecurity or as the seventh and final course in a series of courses to acquire the skills to work in the Cybersecurity field as a Cybersecurity Analyst. The completion of this course also makes you eligible to earn the Cybersecurity Capstone: Breach Response Case Studies IBM digital badge. More information about the badge can be found . In this course, you will learn to: ● Apply incident response methodologies. ● Research and describe a watering hole attack. ● Research and describe ransomware threats and the consequences to organization. ● Research and describe 3rd party breaches and how they affect an organization. ● Research and describe the effects of a phishing attack. ● Research and describe a point of sale attack and approximate cost of data breaches. ● Perform a case study on a current cyber attack and breach....

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Nov 2, 2021

I find this course to be the most useful in terms of practical application. Some of the previous courses felt a bit bogged down by the technical aspects, but I guess this may be unavoidable.


Oct 27, 2021

The best part of the course is the investigative work though it is an online web research in articles it is done with the vision of the knoweldge acquire through the different courses

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By Kevin E M J

Sep 14, 2022

I am in school for my BS in CyberSecurity with a focus on Intelligence and Forensic Studies. This course pushed me, and will make me better at my job. This course will ultimately help me to better analyze and detect problems faster, and by doing that I will be able to save companies, or my government millions of dollars in the long run.

By Emem E

Jun 13, 2022

I have enjoyed every bit of this journey. I never thought I could pull this through, but the flexibility, the rich course content and numerous reference had helped me tremendously to get here. This course is quite an eye opener for me and I look forward to going to the next stage

By C C

Nov 27, 2022

It was hectic!! but I love it.

Thank you all for a job well done. Thank you IBM, The Coursera and The American Dream Academy for such a professional, hardworking and awesome bunch.

On to the end.....


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By Muhammad N A

Sep 12, 2022

Participating in this course is not only great but exciting as well. The course is great for numerous experiences attached to the course and exciting because of innumerable challenges that a participant can overcome.

By N U K

Feb 13, 2023

It's been an great opportunity to study this course and knowing about the industry behind it and Thank you for the lectures for teaching, I had a good time studying.


Feb 26, 2023

It is a fantastic initiation to research and learning in the world of cybersecurity, the beginning of a very long learning trajectory which never ends.


Sep 3, 2021

It touches on real world cases and make attendants practice and help them how to read news about a a breach in any sources from the web. Thank you

By Simon E

Feb 27, 2022

A well rounded course showing one the business side of IT security.

The focus is on company policies and not on specific Programming tasks.


Jul 28, 2022

This specialization exposes all the critical aspects of Cyber Security which helps you think critically in solving real world problems

By Alberto G

Jul 6, 2021

Very nice and interesting course. Working in the IT it is a must have specialization.

For sure any kind of IT technicians should know.

By Michael N

May 27, 2021

This is a really good test of understanding and complexities of real-world breaches. Not difficult but certainly not easy either.

By Carlos L P

Aug 4, 2022

Very well rounded and laid out course. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking to begin their cybersecurity career.

By Aakaash N

Apr 5, 2022

I loved the junior cybersecurity analyst certificate offered by IBM and it is a previliege to collect the IBM badge.

By Mark B

Mar 5, 2023

Been a long road for myself but finally managed to get this far and now just the final test. Good luck everyone

By Dulsinda P

Feb 25, 2022

it is ffillup knowledge arounfd the subject matter nad help us to develop our carrier path acordingly

By Abdulrahman A A A

Mar 15, 2023

Thank you who contributed to building this course. I benefited from it a lot of valuable information

By Robert L H

Feb 24, 2023

Thank you Badge................... More power IBM ill focus on cloud IBM GOOGLE MICROSFT META

By Pablo A

Mar 23, 2021

I learned more real-world situations about the attack vectors and their consequences.

By Felicia M

Aug 10, 2022

Fun and interestng assignment. It was also nice reading the work of other students.

By Daniel S

Oct 20, 2021

Ziemlich guter Kurs man lernt sehr viel davon, was auch dem Alltag als ITler hilft!

By Rus M

Jun 9, 2021

Excellent presentation of the material, I learned a lot, as well as new approaches.

By Samuel J U

Oct 6, 2021

This was very interactive. I fully enjoyed the course. thank you Coursera Team


Mar 10, 2021

overall highly detailed in-depth subject skills in the field of cyber security

By Euphraimia Y

Sep 18, 2022

Well informative with lots of content to give you a clear understanding.

By jeongsik O

Feb 27, 2022

It was really good and through this session I learned a lot of knowledge.