About this Specialization
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100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Skills you will gain

RansomwareCybersecurityInternet Of Things (IOT)Mobile Security

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Cybersecurity and Mobility

4.4
296 ratings
59 reviews
Course2

Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things

4.5
356 ratings
85 reviews
Course3

Cybersecurity and the X-Factor

4.6
97 ratings
24 reviews
Course4

The Business of Cybersecurity Capstone

4.8
29 ratings
11 reviews

Instructors

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Michael Whitman, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP

Professor of Information Security
Information Systems
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Mr. Andy Green

Lecturer of Information Security and Assurance
Kennesaw State University - Department of Information Systems
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Dr. Humayun Zafar

Associate Professor of Information Security and Assurance
Information Systems
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Herbert J. Mattord, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP, CDP

Associate Professor in Information Security and Assurance
Information Systems
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Dr. Traci Carte

Associate Professor Chair, Information Systems
Information Systems

About University System of Georgia

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • There are three courses and one capstone course. Each course will last approximately 4 to 5 weeks. The capstone is expected to take 5 to 6 weeks to complete.

  • This Specialization covers the fundamentals of cybersecurity in the organization at a beginners level. It is beginners level because no prior experience or courses in Information Systems, Information security and Assurance, Cybersecurity, or Information Technology are necessary. However, it is a college-level course in which learners are expected to critically analyze the subject matter and apply it to their workplace scenarios.

  • We highly recommend taking the courses in order as each course builds on elements learned in the previous course. However each course may also act as stand-alone and you are welcome to register for each individually if you have previous learning experience in that subject area.

  • Currently this course offers no college credit, but this is subject to change.

  • This specialization will help the learner understand the ever-changing field of cybersecurity and its impact on the business environment. Learners will begin this specialization by learning current trends in mobile technology and how organizational policy is critical to maintain information security. Next, learners will be introduced to devices that support computer-to-computer interaction and how these devices can become "soft entry" points for hackers. The third course illustrates the "X-Factor" or the human influence in technology. Finally, learners will consider best practices in order for organizations to secure their networks. In terms of careers, future managers and leaders will need to learn about cybersecurity and the risk environment that results. This specialization will better position learners to enter into jobs that require strategic thought, organizational planning, and risk impact analysis. Cybersecurity is often overlooked in these areas. The specialization will prepare you to address those future needs and support your organization in cybersecurity awareness and risk mitigation.

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