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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 Chuah T Y E

Sep 14, 2020

Very engaging, practical and relevant.

By Alex M

May 31, 2020

Amazing Introduction to Cyber Attacks!

By Ricardo V

Jul 7, 2020

Excellent Course to learn the Basics!

By Ankit K

Mar 25, 2019

Very nicely explained from the basics

By sangat s v

Jun 4, 2018

Really informative and fundamental...

By John C G

Mar 4, 2021

Thoroughly enjoyable specialization!


Aug 3, 2020

course is good and enjoy this course

By Alain K

May 18, 2020

Very interesting course and material

By Shweta T

Nov 15, 2019

All concepts are explained very well

By Prashant P

Aug 16, 2020

Good informative sessions, thanks !

By srinivasp

Oct 26, 2019

Good topic and assignments to learn

By hashim h

Apr 1, 2019

i love this course .thanks coursera

By Aditya T

Mar 14, 2018

Excellent course for the beginners!


May 27, 2020

Thank u for suggesting this course

By Nico S

Dec 31, 2018

Great course! Interesting content!


May 22, 2020

Great content, engaging delivery!

By Rachel H

Nov 29, 2018

Best lecturer I seen on Coursera!


Mar 27, 2021

Great Course and Teaching Style!


Oct 6, 2020

This course of study was helpful

By Adetayo K S

Sep 2, 2020

The course is very interesting.

By T P

Jun 5, 2020

Excellent course and professor!

By Neha

Apr 17, 2020

Cyber Attacks a new Development

By Muhammad K

Jul 5, 2020

Thanks a lot for your efforts.


May 29, 2020

Excellent work of Dr. Amoroso!

By Saikrishna V

May 10, 2020

well organized and informative