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Security Engineer

Nanodegree Program

You’ll master the foundational skills necessary to become a Security Engineer. This program will focus on how to protect a company’s computer systems, networks, applications and infrastructure.

You’ll master the foundational skills necessary to become a Security Engineer. This program will focus on how to protect a company’s computer systems, networks, applications and infrastructure.

Intermediate

4 months

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated July 19, 2024

Skills you'll learn:

Static application security testing • Software development lifecycle • Owasp top-10 • Logging

Prerequisites:

Basic Linux • Computer networking basics • Windows operating system

Courses In This Program

Course 1 45 minutes

Welcome

Lesson 1

An Introduction to Your Nanodegree Program

Welcome! We're so glad you're here. Join us in learning a bit more about what to expect and ways to succeed.

Lesson 2

Getting Help

You are starting a challenging but rewarding journey! Take 5 minutes to read how to get help with projects and content.

Course 2 4 weeks

Security Engineering Fundamentals

This course introduces the fundamental concepts and practices of security engineering including basic security principles and practical applications of cryptography. You will also learn strategies to implement risk evaluation, security review, and audit.

Lesson 1

Introduction to Security Engineering

In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the course and what to expect!

Lesson 2

What is Security Engineering?

In this lesson, you'll be introduced to Security Engineering and different facets of security.

Lesson 3

Security Principles

In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the CIA triad, Authorization, Authentication, Non-Repudiation, and the Principles of Secure Design.

Lesson 4

Practical Cryptography

In this lesson, you'll learn about encryption, hashing, and their uses in modern security.

Lesson 5

Risk Evaluation

In this lesson, you'll learn how to evaluate risks and begin suggesting mitigations and creating models.

Lesson 6

Security Review and Audit

In this lesson, you'll learn the how a Security Engineer interacts with the review and audit process.

Lesson 7 • Project

TimeSheets Threat Model

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

Course 3 4 weeks

Systems Security

In this course, you will learn about implementing authentication and authorization You will learn how to build and utilize tools that can alert you to system security breaches and you'll know how to effectively counter them.

Lesson 1

Introduction to Systems Security

In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the course and what to expect!

Lesson 2

Third Party Vulnerabilities

In this lesson, you will start learning about third party vulnerabilities and how to protect against them.

Lesson 3

Authentication

In this lesson, you will learn about password management tools, securing remote access, and encryption.

Lesson 4

Authorization

In this lesson, you will learn about access control, ownership and permissions, and creating rules and filters.

Lesson 5

Isolation

In this lesson, you will learn about restricting access, access control, and memory attacks.

Lesson 6

Auditing

In this lesson, you will learn about logging and monitoring.

Lesson 7 • Project

Responding to a Nation-State Cyber Attack

In this project, you will detect a threat, mitigate it, and harden a system in the aftermath of a nation-state cyber attack.

Course 4 4 weeks

Infrastructure Security

In this course, you will be introduced to the industry best practices for security configurations and controls.

Lesson 1

Infrastructure Security

This lesson introduces this course and the instructor to help set your learning path.

Lesson 2

Infrastructure Security Assessment

In this lesson you'll set the foundation for good security assessment practices.

Lesson 3

Access Management

In this lesson, you'll learn about access management to make sure your files and data are secure.

Lesson 4

Monitoring and Detection

In this lesson you'll learn how to monitor and detect issues inside your perimeter.

Lesson 5

Identity Access Management

In this lesson you'll learn about identity management.

Lesson 6

Top Security Failures

In this lesson you'll learn about the top security failures inside of a perimeter and how to mitigate them

Lesson 7 • Project

Adversarial Resilience

The project and its details for this course.

Taught By The Best

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Dev Badlu

VP of Product Innovation

Dev has worked in the cybersecurity field for more than 10 years, and is now VP of Product Innovation at one of the top cybersecurity companies. His area of expertise is red team and exploit development, with a focus on active cybersecurity defense.

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Rod Soto

Principal Security Research Engineer, Splunk

Rod has over 15 years of experience in information technology and security. He has worked at Prolexic, Akamai, Caspida, and Splunk. He is the co-founder of HackMiami and the Pacific Hackers meetup and conferences.

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Abhinav Singh

Engineer/Consultant, Amazon Web Services

Abhinav is a cybersecurity researcher with nearly a decade of experience working for global leaders in security technology, financial institutions and as an independent consultant. He is the author of Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook and Instant Wireshark Starter, as well as many papers, articles, and blogs.

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Taylor Lobb

Head of Information Security, Clearwater Analytics

Taylor is an information security leader with over 10 years experience building a wide range of security programs. Taylor is currently head of information security for Clearwater Analytics. Previously he was a leader in application security at Adobe.

Ratings & Reviews

Average Rating: 4.7 Stars

32 Reviews

Osama A.

November 7, 2022

it's really informative and with this project I am really confident with my skills

P D.

March 7, 2022

Program is useful so far. I am learning about security as well as the ecosystem. So far my expectations are met. Project was reviewed in a timely manner. Thanks!

Sofwan I.

March 1, 2022

I am learning so much new concepts and techniques on network security. Giving network security as a service to corporate office is my dream and I hope finishing Security Engineer Nanodegree will provide a stepping stone and move me one step closer.

igor a.

December 19, 2021

Very good! Over my expectations!!!

Philipe H.

December 15, 2021

I'm satisfied with the nanodegree and it's in line with my needs and expectations.

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