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CybersecurityInformation Security (INFOSEC)Denial-Of-Service Attack (DOS)Risk Assessment

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Beginner Level
Approx. 17 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Introduction to Cyber Security

5 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 47 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Assignments and Reading2m
Hacking an Old-Fashioned Soda Machine4m
Simple Worm Program4m
Trojan Horse Login Program7m
Malicious Compiler Program8m
Typical Unix Kernel Attack6m
Explaining Interview Series58s
Welcome Lou Manousos (Part 1)5m
Welcome Lou Manousos (Part 2)4m
6 readings
Required: Smashing the Stack for Fun and Profit,” Aleph One30m
Required: “Reflections on Trusting Trust,” Ken Thompson30m
Video: DEF CON 2346m
Video: Kevin Mitnick | Talks at Google52m
Suggested: Introduction to Cyber Security (Ch. 1-2)30m
Suggested: TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1 (2nd Ed.), (Ch. 1-2)30m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Understanding Basic Security Frameworks

5 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 85 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
17 videos
Purpose of Cyber Security4m
Adversary Types7m
Vulnerability Types5m
Threat Types5m
Matching Quiz1m
Matching Quiz Solution1m
Confidentiality Threat6m
Integrity Threat6m
Availability Threat5m
Fraud Threat5m
Testing for Vultnerabilities4m
Attacks4m
Brute Force vs. Hueristic Attacks3m
Crytanalysis5m
Cryptanalyzing Caesar Cipher4m
Welcome Jose Dominguez9m
6 readings
Required: “Why Cryptosystems Fail,” Ross Anderson30m
Required: “There Be Dragons,” Steve Bellovin30m
Video: DMARC Whiteboard Session15m
Video: Defcon 2622m
Suggested: Introduction to Cyber Security, (Ch. 3 - 4)30m
Suggested: TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1 (2nd Ed.), (Ch. 3 – 4)30m
3 practice exercises
Matching Quiz6m
Further Consideration - Fraud2m
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Examining Cyber Threats More Closely

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 81 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
SQL/ Slammer Worm of 20034m
Nachi Worm of 20039m
Botnet Design12m
Botnet Arithmetic10m
Welcome Elad Yoran11m
Assets and Infrastructure8m
Calculating Risk8m
Making Security and Cost Decisions Based on Risk5m
Threat Trees and Completeness of Analysis6m
6 readings
Required: “Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway with Me in It,” Andy Greenberg, Wired Magazine10m
Required: “A Hacker’s Evolution: Austin’s HD Moore Grew Up with Cybersecurity Industry,” 512 Tech10m
Suggested: Introduction to Cyber Security (Ch. 5 - 6)30m
Suggested: TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1 (2nd Edition), (Ch. 5 - 6)30m
Video: “Top Hacker Shows Us How It’s Done,” Pablos Holman, TEDx Midwest18m
Video: “All Your Devices Can be Hacked,” Avi Rubin, TED Talk17m
2 practice exercises
Further Consideration - Threat Trees2m
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Introducing Security Risk Analysis

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 61 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Mapping Assets to Threats7m
Estimating Risk for Threat-Asset Pairs5m
Example Case Study Matrix (Part 1)8m
Example Case Study Matrix (Part 2)9m
Example Case Study Matrix (Part 3)7m
Mapping Assets, Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Attacks5m
Welcome Nasir Memon14m
8 readings
Required: “A Man-in-the-Middle Attack on UMTS,” Meyer and Wetzel10m
Required: “Are Computer Hacker Break-Ins Ethical?” Eugene Spafford10m
Video: “What’s Wrong With Your Password,” Lorrie Faith Cranor, TED Talk18m
Video: “Fighting Viruses, Defending the Net,” Mikko Hypponen, TED Talk17m
Suggested: Introduction to Cyber Security, (Ch. 7 - 8)30m
Suggested: TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1 (2nd Ed.), (Ch. 7 – 8)30m
Project Description10m
Additional Self-Learning Opportunities10m
2 practice exercises
Module 4 Quiz20m
Final Quiz - What level of security risk do you estimate for the following threat-asset matrix entries for the ACME Software Company:18m

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About the Introduction to Cyber Security Specialization

Introduction to Cyber Security was designed to help learners develop a deeper understanding of modern information and system protection technology and methods. The learning outcome is simple: We hope learners will develop a lifelong passion and appreciation for cyber security, which we are certain will help in future endeavors. Students, developers, managers, engineers, and even private citizens will benefit from this learning experience. Special customized interviews with industry partners were included to help connect the cyber security concepts to live business experiences....
Introduction to Cyber Security

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