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.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM INTRODUCTION TO CYBER ATTACKS
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.
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!
Dr.Amoroso was 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.
通过这门课程，我了解到了Cyber Security的方方面面。不同于其他课程的直接就开始教导技术细节，Edward博士先让我对于Cyber Security有了一个更高层次的理解。 不足之处在于教授的很多东西其实会根据不同的情境、以及不同人的理解会有结果上的偏差，因此对于这方面思维的锻炼，个人感觉稍显不足。\n\n另外，Amazon中国上没法买到From CIA to APT这本书鸭！
About the Introduction to Cyber Security Specialization
Introduction to Cyber Security was designed to help learners develop a deeper understanding of modern information and system protection technology and methods. The learning outcome is simple: We hope learners will develop a lifelong passion and appreciation for cyber security, which we are certain will help in future endeavors. Students, developers, managers, engineers, and even private citizens will benefit from this learning experience. Special customized interviews with industry partners were included to help connect the cyber security concepts to live business experiences.
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