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Introduction to Cyber Attacks, New York University Tandon School of Engineering

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About this Course

This course provides learners with a baseline understanding of common cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, and risks. An overview of how basic cyber attacks are constructed and applied to real systems is also included. Examples include simple Unix kernel hacks, Internet worms, and Trojan horses in software utilities. Network attacks such as distributed denial of service (DDOS) and botnet- attacks are also described and illustrated using real examples from the past couple of decades. Familiar analytic models are outlined such as the confidentiality/integrity/availability (CIA) security threat framework, and examples are used to illustrate how these different types of threats can degrade real assets. The course also includes an introduction to basic cyber security risk analysis, with an overview of how threat-asset matrices can be used to prioritize risk decisions. Threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks are examined and mapped in the context of system security engineering methodologies....

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By AA

Feb 26, 2018

Great introduction to cybersecurity concepts with relevant supplemental material in the form of journal papers, magazine articles and supporting TED talks and videos. Highly recommended!

By JE

Mar 02, 2018

I love this instructor. He makes learning a lot more fun , especially when he gives a real world description of the point he's trying to get across. Well done :) Thanks for this course!

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By Bibek Khatiwara

Jan 17, 2019

Thank you so much! It was really an eyeopener course!

By Elisabeth Schellekens

Jan 09, 2019

It was great, but the support (in the discussion forum) was nonexistent which was not nice. If they improve this, this course will be excellent.

By Sulaimon Raji

Jan 09, 2019

Informational!

By Jose Sandoval

Jan 04, 2019

Wow that was cool!

By John Moss

Jan 03, 2019

A really great introduction to cyber-security. Well though out and presented material from a lecturer who is a very skilled presenter.

By Nico Surantha

Dec 31, 2018

Great course! Interesting content!

By Zhengfang Ni

Dec 29, 2018

great guidance to cyber securit and so inspiring.

By jeff parenteau

Dec 22, 2018

Provided a great foundation to what cyber attacks are and the different ways to assess and manage the risk associated to such attacks. I look forward to the next courses to complete the specialization.

By Abhishek Gautam

Dec 17, 2018

Nice introduction on Cyber Attacks and how to perform Risk Analysis. Worth spending time.

By Daniel Rams

Dec 12, 2018

I liked the intro, but I wish there had been more hands on examples.