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About the 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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Jun 27, 2020

Ed is a very engaging instructor and tries to make the content applicable and understandable. I would recommend this course for anyone who is looking for an introduction to the world of cybersecurity!

Mar 3, 2020

I'm so glad I could complete this course as I look forward to continuing other courses on Cyber attacks. Its been helpful as it gave me the background knowledge as to what is needed in Cyber Security.

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By Ken F

Sep 9, 2019

Well delivered and a good introduction to the subject

By Bibek K

Jan 16, 2019

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

By Frank K

Jul 12, 2020

Fantastic Into course.. amazing teacher ! Thanks Ed.

By Michal Š

Jul 12, 2020

Best teacher ive ever seen, nice audio and video too

By Andrii A

Jun 2, 2020

The very good and useful course. thank you very much

By Craig A

Sep 13, 2020

Great course! I learned a lot. Ready to learn more.

By Erwin N

Jul 14, 2020

Excellent Introductory Course to Cyber Security!!!!

By Dhyani S P

Mar 26, 2020

technical to the right degree and very educational!

By Omar A A

Nov 3, 2018

great course and simple enough for me to understand

By Joe B

Apr 7, 2018

Excellent presentation, examples and course content

By Temitope A

Oct 7, 2020

the course is very helpful and recommended for all

By Zhengfang N

Dec 29, 2018

great guidance to cyber securit and so inspiring.

By Adeyinka O F

Aug 18, 2020

what a thorough course. I enjoy every bit of it.

By paul m

Jun 14, 2020

Great and realist introduction to cyber security

By Mohith K P

Mar 14, 2020

Very well planned course for absolute beginners.


Sep 18, 2019

great intro course...very informative n detailed

By Abdul N M

Feb 8, 2019

Very insightful course with a very good teacher

By aviral s

Mar 11, 2018

Best course in the catalog. Got to learn a lot

By W A A

Jun 28, 2020


everthing about Cyber Attacks is clear

By aqsa i

Apr 3, 2020

the course is good but i dont want to learn.

By Piril P S

Dec 12, 2019

It is a great opportunity to listen this cou

By Enrique G B

Jul 16, 2020


By Mark H

Apr 21, 2020

Very interesting and well presented course.

By Lemma L

Mar 25, 2019

What a course! What a teacher! Wow Wow wow!

By Shubham G

Jan 23, 2019

Beautiful oriented course for cyber student