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Cybersecurity Foundations

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Security is embedded in all we do online and is a critical job skill and career field. This foundations course explains security fundamentals including core principles, critical security controls, and cybersecurity best practices. Students will also evaluate specific security techniques used to administer a system that meets industry standards and core controls, assess high-level risks, vulnerabilities, and attack vectors of a sample system, and explain ways to establish and maintain the security of different types of computer systems.

Security is embedded in all we do online and is a critical job skill and career field. This foundations course explains security fundamentals including core principles, critical security controls, and cybersecurity best practices. Students will also evaluate specific security techniques used to administer a system that meets industry standards and core controls, assess high-level risks, vulnerabilities, and attack vectors of a sample system, and explain ways to establish and maintain the security of different types of computer systems.

Beginner

3 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated February 21, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Cybersecurity fluency • Vulnerability management • Identity and access management fundamentals • Threat intelligence
Prerequisites:
Operating system fundamentals • Cybersecurity fluency • Computer networking basics

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Welcome to Cybersecurity Fundamentals

In this lesson, you will be given an overview of the course.

Lesson 2

What is Cybersecurity

In this lesson, you will learn the security trend and how to develop a career in cybersecurity.

Lesson 3

Maintain a Secure Infrastructure

In this lesson, you will learn some cybersecurity laws and some basics about security governance, compliance, and regulations.

Lesson 4

Think Like a Hacker

In this lesson, you will learn the hacking lifecycle and the basics of vulnerability, threat, and attack.

Lesson 5

Security Defenses

In this lesson, you will learn some basic methods to keep your computer and network safe.

Lesson 6

Applying Cybersecurity

In this lesson, you will practice applying cybersecurity to many situations.

Lesson 7 • Project

Project: Securing a Business Network

In this project, you will apply the skills you have learned in this course to secure a business network.

Taught By The Best

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Ron Woerner

Chief Security Officer

Ron Woerner, CISSP, CISM is an internationally recognized thought leader in cybersecurity and data privacy. As CSO at Cyber-AAA, he works as a consultant/vCISO, advises leaders, and delivers training worldwide. He has several technology degrees and is passionate about building cyber professionals.

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