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Security Engineering Fundamentals

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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.

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.

Intermediate

4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated April 5, 2023

Skills you'll learn:
Cybersecurity business context • Cybersecurity strategy • Data encryption • Vulnerability assessment
Prerequisites:
Computer networking basics • Cybersecurity fluency • Scripting

Course Lessons

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.

Taught By The Best

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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.

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