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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 Claudio R

Sep 27, 2019

some resources could not be downloaded and the final quiz was very bad.

By Ben-Collins E N

Aug 19, 2020

I recommend this course for anyone seeking to understand cybersecurity

By Daniel R

Dec 12, 2018

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

By Vasundhara T

Jun 7, 2020

Good course.Learnt a lot.More practice exercises should be included

By +27714749010

Mar 24, 2018

Very good really enjoyed the lectures thanks for a great course.


Apr 29, 2020

This course introduce the enemy in the field of Cyber Security.

By Xueqi X

Jun 22, 2018

Very good introduction. Lots of great readings and TED talks.

By Ogbe R O

Jun 5, 2019

The course is very interesting. have learnt a lot from it.

By Rangaraju M

Sep 24, 2020

Good training with correct amount off time interval

By Luke P J

Aug 11, 2019

Course wass for the most part well put together.

By Archana S

Nov 7, 2019

It provides really good foundation for a novice

By Aditya S

Apr 4, 2018

Very Good Course And it was Fun way of Learning


Nov 7, 2020

If more example required for understanding

By Ricardo F

Mar 12, 2019

Keeps it simple while explaining the

By Kayala S

Jun 5, 2020

Good course. Had fun learning it.

By Angel J M I

Jul 4, 2020

It was so good. Thanks a lot

By Miguel S

Jun 29, 2020

Excellent learning material.

By Sudhanshu K

May 18, 2020

Bit difficult for beginners

By Ahmed N

May 10, 2020

It was very informative

By Sreyam D

Apr 5, 2018

Very Interesting Course

By Cheick B

Dec 18, 2017

Great practice classes

By Ralph B

May 13, 2020

A good introduction.

By Narendra G B

Jul 23, 2019

Very nice Course.


Jul 6, 2019

Great course

By Filippo P

Oct 6, 2018