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Analyzing Security Threats

Course

In this course, you’ll start by exploring the current threat landscape and identifying both threats and threat actors that organizations face. You will learn about the OWASP Top 10 and that they pose a critical threat to organizations. Then, you’ll learn all of the ways to mitigate threats, including the OWASP Top 10. Lastly, you’ll learn what threat modeling is and build your own threat models.

In this course, you’ll start by exploring the current threat landscape and identifying both threats and threat actors that organizations face. You will learn about the OWASP Top 10 and that they pose a critical threat to organizations. Then, you’ll learn all of the ways to mitigate threats, including the OWASP Top 10. Lastly, you’ll learn what threat modeling is and build your own threat models.

Intermediate

4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated May 12, 2023

Skills you'll learn:
Threat modeling • Threat actors • Internal threat mitigation • Cybersecurity fluency
Prerequisites:
Cybersecurity fluency • IT architecture diagramming • Command line interface basics

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Introduction to Analyzing Threats

In this lesson, you'll be introduced to what you'll be learning about in this course!

Lesson 2

Identifying Security Threats

In this lesson, you will learn about internal threats, external threats, and the OWASP Top 10.

Lesson 3

Mitigating Threats

In this lesson, you will learn different mitigation strategies and the threats they mitigate.

Lesson 4

Threat Modeling

In this lesson, you will use your new skills to create Threat Models for different threat scenarios.

Lesson 5 • Project

Project: Insecure Juice Shop

In this lesson, you will work with a large company to assess threats and suggest mitigations.

Taught By The Best

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Milind Adari

SECURITY ENGINEER

Milind Adari is a Security Engineer at The Associated Press and an Adjunct Instructor at Columbia University. He is responsible for protecting journalists all around the world from malicious threat actors and state-sponsored attacks, all the while educating students and professionals in cybersecurity.

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