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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 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.


May 24, 2020

Dr.Amoroso\n\nwas really awesome I previously took a cybersecurity class in my college but never really learned much about the cyber attacks. It is a great class to start your cyber security journey.

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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!

By Neha

Apr 17, 2020

Cyber Attacks a new Development

By Sergio R J

May 29, 2020

Excellent work of Dr. Amoroso!

By Vunnam S K

May 10, 2020

well organized and informative

By K Y R

Apr 20, 2020

Very good course for learning

By Nathan L M

Mar 30, 2018

This is a thought provocking


Oct 25, 2019

Excellent course content.

By Ravindra S N

Aug 19, 2018

Excellent way of teaching

By Muhammad I A

Apr 09, 2018

Quizes are very tough :/

By vishal s

Mar 27, 2020

The content is too good

By Ahmed S A H E

Mar 20, 2020

i happy from this cours

By Yulia S

Jun 27, 2018

very interesting course

By Vishwas K

May 08, 2018

Great course to staters

By Carlos A S R

Feb 20, 2020

Grandes Aprendizajes!!

By Carlos A C S

Oct 06, 2018

Exceptional teacher!!!

By Carlos N

Jan 03, 2018

Very Very interesting

By mohamed n

Sep 24, 2019

u r a great lecturer


Apr 06, 2019

cooi good teaching

By Jose S

Jan 04, 2019

Wow that was cool!

By Utkarsh y

Oct 12, 2019

Great keep it up.

By Francisco H

Nov 24, 2018

Best of the best!

By Angela A

Sep 23, 2018

Excellent course!