Learners will identify risks and learn how to protect systems given real world system architectures. Learners will also use their knowledge to assess real world data breaches to determine what threats and exploits caused the data breaches and also what defense mechanisms would have prevented the breaches. Finally, learners will use the proactive security knowledge they gained to exploit a live system to show the risks of insecure web applications.
Discover the practical side of computer security
Identify what threatens your business and master how to practically defend against those threats.
About This Specialization
Follow the suggested order or choose your own.
Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.
Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.
- Beginner Specialization.
- No prior experience required.
Introduction to Cybersecurity for BusinessCurrent session: Oct 23
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Cyber Threats and Attack VectorsCurrent session: Oct 23
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Detecting and Mitigating Cyber Threats and AttacksCurrent session: Oct 23
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Proactive Computer SecurityCurrent session: Oct 23
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