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Cybersecurity Foundations Fluency

Course

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.

Fluency

8 hours

Completion Certificate

Last Updated January 8, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Cybersecurity fluency
Prerequisites:

No experience required

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Welcome to Cybersecurity Foundations

Learn about what cybersecurity is, how it developed, and how it is relevant to you and your team.

Lesson 2

What is Cybersecurity?

Learn about security trends, security principles, and factors to consider when developing a career in cybersecurity.

Lesson 3

Maintain a Secure Infrastructure

Learn about cybersecurity laws and the fundamentals of governance, compliance, and regulations.

Lesson 4

Think Like a Hacker

Learn the hacking lifecycle and the basics of vulnerabilities, threats, and attacks.

Lesson 5

Security Defenses

Learn basic defense methods to keep your computer and network safe.

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