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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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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.

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!

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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!


Oct 6, 2020

This course of study was helpful

By Adetayo K S

Sep 2, 2020

The course is very interesting.

By Matthew H

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 Vunnam S K

May 10, 2020

well organized and informative

By Mümin B

Jan 9, 2021

Very detailed and educational

By Oluwatobi A

Nov 8, 2020

Very informative and engaging

By Mike G

Sep 20, 2020

Great5 way to learn thank you

By Deleted A

Apr 20, 2020

Very good course for learning

By Amitp1 S

Jul 2, 2020

Excellent Syllabus & Content

By Deen M M H

Jun 29, 2020

Excellent hands-on learning.

By Nathan L M

Mar 30, 2018

This is a thought provocking

By Francos G S A

Jan 22, 2021

Appreciate the new concepts

By Jaganath S

Oct 7, 2020

best course to know attacks

By Lê Q H

Jan 21, 2021

good! i like this course.


Oct 25, 2019

Excellent course content.

By Ravindra S N

Aug 19, 2018

Excellent way of teaching

By Juan M P O

Dec 14, 2020

Goof to learn be basics.

By suneel e

Jul 12, 2020

Good teaching... Love it