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Enterprise Security

Nanodegree Program

Meet the growing demand for enterprise security engineers and learn the foundational skills of security engineering within an enterprise setting.

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  • Estimated time
    4 Months

    At 5-10 hours/week

  • Enroll by
    June 7, 2023

    Get access to the classroom immediately upon enrollment

  • Skills acquired
    Device Hardening Strategy, Backup Strategy, Zero Trust Security Model

What you will learn

  1. Enterprise Security

    Estimated 4 months to complete

    This program addresses security topics related to corporate environments, which are often distinct from production environments and center around the devices, identities, and infrastructure used by the company’s personnel on a daily basis.

    Prerequisite knowledge

    Linux and Azure.

    1. Enterprise Perimeter and Network Security

      This course is designed to take you through the perspective of an enterprise and how they design a secure network architecture. The topics in this course will cover current enterprise perimeter and network security, network security architecture, building an enterprise network, continuous monitoring with a SIEM, and Zero Trust.

    2. Enterprise Endpoint Security

      With data being a core driver of today’s growth and the number of devices increasing, businesses have seen a rise in the number of types of endpoints. These factors make enterprise endpoint security more difficult since there are more potential vulnerable channels of cyberattack, and they have been compounded by remote work and the growing number of connected devices (i.e. mobile phones, tablets, etc). Moreover, 89% of security leaders believe that mobile devices will serve as your digital ID to access enterprise services and data. This course covers best practices of safeguarding the data and workflows associated with the individual devices that connect to your enterprise network.

    3. Enterprise Wide Application Security

      Application security is a critical part of any enterprise security plan. Similar to the application security course in the security engineer nanodegree, we will be covering how to perform a threat assessment but will get more granular by doing threat modeling and looking at how to harden applications. This course will teach students mitigation and defensive strategies in an application software development lifecycle. The focus will be on covering how enterprises bake security into their lifecycle by shifting security left and the different ways they enhance their security posture across on prem, cloud, containers, and apis.

    4. Enterprise Data Security

      Tackling cyber risk requires a very strategic approach that starts with securing one of the greatest assets within the enterprise—data. We’ll start this course by exploring the concept of data governance to build a foundation for understanding, classifying, and protecting data. In the bulk of the course, students focus on protecting confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data through concepts like encryption, auditing, file integrity monitoring, and back up strategy.

All our programs include

  • Real-world projects from industry experts

    With real-world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top-tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

  • Real-time support

    On demand help. Receive instant help with your learning directly in the classroom. Stay on track and get unstuck.

  • Career services

    You’ll have access to Github portfolio review and LinkedIn profile optimization to help you advance your career and land a high-paying role.

  • Flexible learning program

    Tailor a learning plan that fits your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.

Program offerings

  • Class content

    • Real-world projects
    • Project reviews
    • Project feedback from experienced reviewers
  • Student services

    • Student community
    • Real-time support
  • Career services

    • Github review
    • LinkedIn profile optimization

Succeed with personalized services.

We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success.

Get timely feedback on your projects.

  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve
  • 1,400+

    project reviewers

  • 2.7M

    projects reviewed

  • 88/100

    reviewer rating

  • 1.1 hours

    avg project review turnaround time

Learn with the best.

Learn with the best.

  • 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.

  • Jerry Smith


    Jerry is a member of the Security Operations Center for the University of Alabama Birmingham, where he is the lead Threat Hunter and a member of the firewall team. Previously he was an Information Security Engineer for Hibbett Sporting Goods.

  • Vamsee Kandimalla

    Cybersecurity Architect, Head of Product Technology

    Vamsee has wide-ranging security experience, in sectors such as defense and automotive. He studied electrical engineering, then focused on cybersecurity during graduate school at Carnegie Mellon. He enjoys working on latest technologies and high-impact solutions.

  • Christine Izuakor, PhD, CISSP

    Founder & CEO, Cyber Pop-up

    Dr. Christine Izuakor is the CEO of Cyber Pop-up, an on-demand cybersecurity platform powered by vetted cyber freelancers. She has over a decade of experience leading cybersecurity functions within Fortune 100 companies and has her PhD in Security Engineering.

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    • Learn

      The foundational skills of security engineering within an enterprise setting.

    • Average Time

      On average, successful students take 4 months to complete this program.

    • Benefits include

      • Real-world projects from industry experts
      • Real-time classroom support
      • Career services

    Program details

    Program overview: Why should I take this program?
    • Why should I enroll?

      This program was designed to help you take advantage of the growing need for skilled enterprise security engineers. Prepare to meet the demand for qualified professionals that can deliver modern cybersecurity solutions.

    • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

      The need for strong security skills in an enterprise organization is greater than ever. The skills you will gain from this Nanodegree program will qualify you for jobs in several industries as countless companies are trying to keep up with digital transformation.

    • How do I know if this program is right for me?

      The program is for individuals who are looking to advance their enterprise security with the cutting-edge skills to develop cybersecurity solutions.

    Enrollment and admission
    • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

      No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.

    • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

      A well-prepared learner is familiar with relevant platforms (Linux and Azure) and has some experience conducting administration with those platforms, such as:

      • Setting up a Linux server and perform system configuration/management (Udacity free course: Linux Server Configuration)
      • Setting up an Azure environment and perform cloud configuration/management
      • Exposure to networking, cloud, and hardware systems relevant to courses being taught (e.g. if a course teaches on Linux security, students should know the basics of how Linux works)
      • Identify the most common networking protocols used (HTTP, TCP, DNS, SSH)
      • Distinguish different hardware components in a network (desktop, server, firewall, etc.)
      • Explain the relationship between client and server within an architecture
      • Identifying the different encryption protocols (AES, RSA, PGP)
    • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?

      This Nanodegree program could be a sequel (specialization) to Udacity’s Security Engineer ND (although not a direct prerequisite). Alternatively, Learners could have potentially taken Udacity’s Introduction to Cybersecurity Nanodegree program..

    Tuition and term of program
    • How is this Nanodegree program structured?

      The Enterprise Security Nanodegree program is comprised of content and curriculum to support 4 projects. We estimate that students can complete the program in 4 months working 5-10 hours per week. Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.

    • How long is this Nanodegree program?

      Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the length of time specified above. If you do not graduate within that time period, you will continue learning with month-to-month payments. See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies regarding the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

    • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?

      Please see the Udacity Program FAQs for policies on enrollment in our programs.

    Software and hardware: What do I need for this program?
    • What software and versions will I need in this program?

      There are no software and version requirements to complete this Nanodegree program. All coursework and projects can be completed via Student Workspaces in the Udacity online classroom.

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