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Skills you will gain

CybersecurityInformation Security (INFOSEC)Risk AssessmentAttack Surface

Learner Career Outcomes

44%

started a new career after completing these courses

38%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

16%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 12 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

What is Practical Computer Security

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 69 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
About the Instructor9m
Introduction to Practical Computer Security10m
Computer Security Key Definitions14m
The Computer Security Environment Today12m
Security Frameworks14m
3 readings
Glossary of Computer Security Terms10m
Security Frameworks10m
Lecture Slides10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 120m
Week 1: Practical Computer Security30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

The CIA Triad

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 47 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Integrity10m
Availability10m
Where will I use this? Practical application of principles12m
2 readings
Home Depot data breach25m
Lecture Slides10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 220m
Week 2 - CIA Triad30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

How we assess risk daily

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 36 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Risk Assessment9m
Risk Frameworks13m
2 readings
Risk Framework - Required Reading30m
Lecture Slides10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 320m
Week 3 - How Do We Protect Information?30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Practical Application of Daily Security

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 52 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Ports and Protocols18m
Message Authentication10m
Practical Application of Hashing12m
3 readings
Benefits of PKI10m
Cryptography10m
Digital Encryption Applied - Cryptocurrency - Optional10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 420m
Week 4 - Daily Security30m

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About the Cybersecurity for Business Specialization

It seems anymore that you can't listen to the news without hearing of a data breach. You may have heard it said before that there are 2 types of companies out there, the ones who have been breached and those who will be breached. Defending against attackers who want to compromise assets can seem like an arduous task, but learning how attacks work and more importantly how to defend against those attacks can be very fulfilling. This specialization is designed to introduce you to practical computer security by teaching you the fundamentals of how you use security in the business world. This course is for those who want to understand how to defend computer systems and assets from attackers and other threats. It is also for those who want to understand how threats and attacks are carried out to help better defend their systems. This specialization is designed for senior business leaders to middle management and system administrators, so they can all speak the same language and get a better handle on their organization's security. Additionally, the course material may help you in passing some industry leading computer security examinations such as Security+ and CISSP....
Cybersecurity for Business

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