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  • Discuss the evolution of security based on historical events.

  • List various types of malicious software.

  • Describe key cybersecurity concepts including the CIA Triad, access management, incident response and common cybersecurity best practices.

  • Identify key cybersecurity tools which include the following:  firewall, anti-virus, cryptography, penetration testing and digital forensics.

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Information Security (INFOSEC)IBM New CollarMalwareCybersecurityCyber Attacks
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week 1

5 hours to complete

History of Cybersecurity

5 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 103 min), 9 readings, 7 quizzes
17 videos
Welcome to History of Cybersecurity1m
Cybersecurity Definition3m
Key Terms1m
Security Threats2m
Vulnerability Assessments2m
Roles in Security4m
From Ronald Reagan/War Games to where we are Today4m
The Impact of 9/11 on Cybersecurity10m
Cybersecurity Today7m
Cybersecurity Introduction7m
Things to consider when starting a Cybersecurity program1m
What is Security?8m
Additional Security Challenges9m
Beyond Technology: Critical Thinking in Cybersecurity4m
Critical Thinking: A Model8m
Critical Thinking - 5 Key Skills16m
9 readings
Earn an IBM digital badge5m
Your IBM Global Subject Matter Experts10m
The Insane Amounts of Data We're Using Every Minute (Infographic)10m
WiCys Organization Resources15m
The SANS Institute1m
OWASP - The Open Web Application Project1m
ISSA - Information Systems Security Association1m
FIRST- Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams10m
Additional Cybersecurity Industry Associations25m
7 practice exercises
Introduction to Cybersecurity Tools & Cyber Attacks30m
What are We Talking about when We Talk about Cybersecurity?20m
From Ronald Reagan to Where we are Today10m
Cybersecurity Programs10m
Cybersecurity - A Security Architect's Perspective15m
What is Critical Thinking?30m
History of Cybersecurity30m

Week 2

6 hours to complete

A brief overview of types of actors and their motives

6 hours to complete
27 videos (Total 124 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
27 videos
A brief overview of types of actors and their motives5m
Hacking organizations3m
Major different types of cyber attacks6m
Security Attack Definition7m
Security services11m
Security Mechanisms6m
Network Security Model8m
Organizational Threats6m
Security Architecture Attacks3m
Security Architecture -Attack models8m
Malware and Ransomware3m
Threat Examples1m
Threat Protection Defined2m
Internet Security Threats - Mapping2m
Internet Security Threats - Packet Sniffing2m
Security Threat - IP Spoofing1m
Security Threats - Denial of service2m
Security Attacks - Host insertions3m
The Cyber Kill Chain5m
What is Social Engineering?4m
Social Engineering - Phishing and Vishing3m
Cybercrime Resources4m
X-Force Command Center Introduction2m
Javier's perspective on Cybersecurity Skills1m
2 readings
2019 Ponemon Institute Study on the Cyber Resilient Organization10m
X-Force Research20m
7 practice exercises
Types of Actors and their Motives30m
An Architect's perspective on attack classifications20m
Malware and an introduction to threat protection30m
Additional Attack examples today30m
Attacks and Cyber resources10m
A day in the life of a SOC analyst30m
A brief overview of types of actors and their motives50m

Week 3

5 hours to complete

An overview of key security concepts

5 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 67 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
14 videos
CIA Triad - Confidentiality2m
CIA Triad - Integrity6m
CIA Triad - Availability3m
Non - Repudiation - How does it apply to CIA?2m
Access Management4m
Incidence Response5m
Key Concepts - Incident Response7m
Incident Response Process7m
Introduction to Frameworks and Best Practices4m
IT Governance Process5m
Cybersecurity Compliance and Audit Overview7m
Pentest Process and Mile 2 CPTE Training5m
OWASP framework2m
4 readings
OWASP Top 10 Project Findings 201715m
National Institute of Standards & Technology15m
National Initiative For Cybersecurity Education15m
Computer Security Incident Handling Guide20m
5 practice exercises
CIA Triad30m
Access Management30m
Incident Response30m
Frameworks and their purpose30m
Quiz: Key concepts35m

Week 4

3 hours to complete

An overview of key security tools

3 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 68 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
16 videos
Introduction to Firewalls2m
Firewalls - Packet Filtering2m
Firewalls - Application Gateway4m
Firewalls - XML Gateway2m
Firewalls - Stateless and Stateful3m
An introduction of Cryptography5m
Types of Cryptography5m
Cryptographic Attacks2m
Cryptography - a different perspective from a Security architect14m
Penetration Testing Introduction6m
Pentest Methodologies9m
Vulnerability Tests4m
What is Digital Forensics?4m
2 readings
Incident Response and Digital Forensics: Will You Buy or Build?10m
5 practice exercises
Introduction to Cryptography12m
First look at Penetration Testing and Digital Forensics30m
Key security tools25m



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