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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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Mar 04, 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 28, 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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By Keshav K

Apr 24, 2018

The course was excellent and it provided me in depth knowledge.


Oct 13, 2020

amazing overview on the best approach to cyber security risks

By Alberto C

May 16, 2020

Muy bueno para quienes queremos iniciarnos en cyber seguridad.

By Nguyễn H T K

May 03, 2020

This course is fantastic. Every concept is explained clearly.

By Jithu G P

Feb 24, 2019

Very Interesting!

Enjoyed the approach taken by the instructor

By Sanie J C

Jun 07, 2019

Lots of info and provided a clear discussion on each module.

By Samuel D V

Aug 10, 2018

This is a very good course!

Congrats and thanks, Ed Amorosa!!

By Pedro O

Jun 28, 2020

Very challenging for a beginners course, glad i passed it.

By Shibayan M

Mar 17, 2019

This is really helpful to know the basics of Cyber Attacks

By William M

Feb 11, 2018

Very informative with interesting take on relative topics.

By Luis M O C

Feb 11, 2018

ED Amoroso great teacher! Nice person, nice to listen to.

By Sakib H

Oct 04, 2020


By Sudhanshu R

Jun 08, 2020

Nice course, i get the good knowledge from this course.

By mail2srinath G

Mar 02, 2020

Great Experience in learning cyber security rudiments.

By Abayomi A A

Sep 02, 2020

its was an interesting course. straight to the point.

By Jonas B

Jun 28, 2020

Definitely provided a different view on cybersecurity

By Chaitanya T

Mar 27, 2020

Very good Course Good introduction for cyber security

By Maiquel A G R

Dec 01, 2019

Amazing course with a very expert teach and material.

By Ken F

Sep 09, 2019

Well delivered and a good introduction to the subject

By Bibek K

Jan 17, 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 02, 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 15, 2020

Excellent Introductory Course to Cyber Security!!!!