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Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Incident Response

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Cybersecurity breaches happen when a threat is able to successfully exploit a vulnerability within a business. To avoid these attacks, security professionals must understand the threats the company is facing, including the various threat actors and their motivations. Security professionals must also be able to find vulnerabilities that can enable threats to attack through common practices such as vulnerability scanning and penetration testing. Finally, security professionals should be able to activate and follow incident response procedures to address cybersecurity incidents and breaches. Ultimately, during this course, students will learn how to identify security threats and gaps, fix issues, and respond to inevitable attacks.

Cybersecurity breaches happen when a threat is able to successfully exploit a vulnerability within a business. To avoid these attacks, security professionals must understand the threats the company is facing, including the various threat actors and their motivations. Security professionals must also be able to find vulnerabilities that can enable threats to attack through common practices such as vulnerability scanning and penetration testing. Finally, security professionals should be able to activate and follow incident response procedures to address cybersecurity incidents and breaches. Ultimately, during this course, students will learn how to identify security threats and gaps, fix issues, and respond to inevitable attacks.

Beginner

4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated February 9, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Threat intelligence • Vulnerability management • Cybersecurity incident response playbooks • Offensive security
Prerequisites:
Cybersecurity fluency • Command line interface basics • Computer networking basics

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Intro to Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Incident Response

Meet your instructor, discuss what you'll learn in this course, major stakeholders and a brief history, and a peek at the final project!

Lesson 2

Assessing Threats

This lesson will cover threats and vulnerabilities, attack types, threat motivations, threats to organizations, and threat responses.

Lesson 3

Finding Security Vulnerabilities

In this lesson, we'll be discussing attack methods, scanning for vulnerabilities, and penetration testing.

Lesson 4

Fixing Security Vulnerabilities

We're going to cover how to conduct vulnerability research, test and apply results, and how to prioritize and strategize the results in this lesson.

Lesson 5

Preparing for Inevitable Attacks

Finally, we're going to cover incidents and recovery, events and incidents, the response lifecycle, and roles and response plans.

Lesson 6 • Project

Project: Navigating a Cybersecurity Incident

During the project, you'll summarize and profile a cyber threat, conduct a vulnerability scan, research, analyze and prioritize vulnerabilities, and finally - document incident response actions.

Taught By The Best

Photo of Christine Izuakor, PhD, CISSP

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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