This course gives you the background needed to understand basic Cybersecurity. You will learn the history of Cybersecurity, types and motives of cyber attacks to further your knowledge of current threats to organizations and individuals. Key terminology, basic system concepts and tools will be examined as an introduction to the Cybersecurity field.
Introduction to Cybersecurity Tools & Cyber Attacks
This course is part of multiple programs.
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What you'll learn
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.
Skills you'll gain
- Category: Information Security (INFOSEC)
- Category: IBM New Collar
- Category: Malware
- Category: Cybersecurity
- Category: Cyber Attacks
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20 quizzes, 4 assessments
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There are 4 modules in this course
This module will give you a brief overview of the history of cybersecurity. You will also learn key terms and roles in cybersecurity.
17 videos9 readings6 quizzes
This module will provide you with a brief overview of types of actors and their motives. You will also understand different types of attacks and their impact on an organization and individuals. You will also learn about tools that are available to you to assist in any cybersecurity investigation.
27 videos3 readings6 quizzes
This module will describe various key security concepts that are important in any cybersecurity position. The CIA Triad will be further explained. You will also begin to learn the significance of incident response and frameworks around cybersecurity. Finally, you will get an overview of IT Governance best practices and compliance.
14 videos4 readings4 quizzes
In this module, you will be introduced to key security tools including firewalls, anti-virus and cryptography. You will explore penetration testing and digital forensics. You will learn where you can get resources on industry and current threats to assist in further research around cybersecurity.
16 videos2 readings4 quizzes
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