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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 Matthew E

Jul 7, 2018

Rather high level course, but still quite good. Just don't expect to go super deep

By Kiremerwa R

Jun 5, 2019

Great course, hard but educative and the instructor is an authority in this field

By Akshay S

Mar 31, 2019

Excellecent course from an experienced faculty with in depth analysis of concepts

By Juan O

Dec 12, 2020

I learn so much and appreciate the new look I have now when it comes to security

By Simon E

Jul 15, 2020

Found it very good for beginners. The amount of knowledge learnt is incredible

By Ahmet G A

Jul 14, 2020

It teaches basic cyber security awareness wonderfully with a fluent narrative.

By Cesar V

Jun 3, 2020

Very informative for beginners trying to start a new career in cyber-security.

By Amila B

May 20, 2020

Excellent introductory course for people who wish to step into Cyber security

By Ahmed m m o

Nov 26, 2018

it was one of the best courses i have ever taken

credits goes to the lecturer

By Salman D E

Mar 3, 2019

The thing that i liked in this course is the instructor , Very good course.

By Nick

May 22, 2020

One of the most engaging online courses I've ever taken. Great instructor!

By Peter B

Mar 11, 2018

Gives a good introduction and understanding to the various security risks.

By Andrés C

May 29, 2020

Good Course , I appreciate for all the knowledge sharing thanks so much

By Alberto P

Apr 19, 2020

I really enjoyed this Course, I may be continuing with the other courses

By david k

Apr 2, 2020

Very good lectures covering what you will experience in the workplace.

By Hemant A

Mar 30, 2020

One of the best courses! I love Edward's style of teaching. Thank you!

By Anant J

Mar 18, 2019

It is very useful course for learing about cyber security and attaks

By Aaron S

Jun 19, 2018

I loved the format and I really felt that I absorbed the knowledge.

By Sjir B

Mar 30, 2018

Great course! Learned allot this teacher shows he enjoys teaching!

By Faruque A P

Aug 16, 2020

Awesome course with lots of material info that was unknown to me


Jul 17, 2020

This course really helped me a lot to understand cyber security.

By Lamar O

Apr 22, 2021

Very well planned coursework. The class lectures were authentic

By Christoffer J

Oct 10, 2019

Very good course with good examples and easy to follow lectures

By Dhinakaran R

Jul 21, 2019

Really amazing course to start learning about cyber technology.

By Vasileios K

Jul 28, 2018

Good Systemic overview of Cyber Security with engaging content.