Cybersecurity for Everyone

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Gain expert knowledge of cybersecurity and risk management from a professional who has served on the front lines of the NSA. This course is perfect for beginners and professionals alike, covering technical foundations, policy considerations, and industry applications. Discover the basics of cybersecurity, how to prevent data breaches, assess security vulnerabilities, and develop a comprehensive security plan. Learn how to protect your data and stay ahead of cybercriminals. Get a comprehensive view of important cybersecurity aspects like authentication, encryption, and network security. Also, learn about cyber defense and incident response to equip yourself with the tools you need to protect your systems.

Meet your instructor, Dr. Charles Harry, who has extensive experience working with the National Security Agency (NSA) and advising corporate and institutional leaders on managing cybersecurity risk. With his wealth of knowledge and expertise, Dr. Harry equips students with the necessary tools and skills to excel as cybersecurity professionals. His teaching style offers a unique and engaging perspective, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the field of cybersecurity from the ground up.

The course “Cybersecurity for Everyone” is an excellent resource for understanding policymakers’ complex cybersecurity issues. It covers technical foundations, as well as domestic and international policy considerations surrounding governance, privacy, and risk management. The course also explores how cybersecurity can benefit enterprises, institutions, and entire nations. Whether you’re an IT novice or a cybersecurity professional, this course will provide valuable principles for understanding the current debates shaping our rapidly evolving security landscape. It is designed to equip learners to better protect their data, networks, and systems from cyberattacks. It is also an ideal starting point for those looking to pursue a cybersecurity career and embark on a lifelong learning journey.

Cybersecurity for Everyone: Defining Cyber, Security, and Cybersecurity Policy (Week 1):

  • Foundations: An Introduction•0 minutes

  • What is Cyber?: 8 minutes

  • What is Security?: 7 minutes

  • Demystifying the Cybersecurity Problem: 8 minutes

  • The Threat Landscape: 16 minutes

  • Threat Landscape Challenge: 5 minutes

  • Examples of Cyber Incidence: 7 minutes

  • Practical Questions: 6 minutes

Cybersecurity for Everyone: Evolution of the Internet (Week 2):

  • Academic Inspiration and a World Changing Idea: 10 minutes

  • Government Support and Prototyping: 10 minutes

  • Private Sector Support and Moving the Internet Out of the Lab: 9 minutes

  • Privatizing and Scaling the Internet: 8 minutes

  • Building the World Wide Web: 6 minutes

  • The Internet as a Global Commons: 9 minutes

Cybersecurity for Everyone: Global Telecommunications Architecture and Governance (Week 3)

  • How Data Moves: Encapsulation: 8 minutes

  • How Data Moves: Application Layer: 9 minutes

  • How Data Moves: Network Layer: 7 minutes

  • How Data Moves: Physical Layer: 14 minutes

  • What is Governance?: 5 minutes

  • Governing the Internet:15 minutes

Cybersecurity for Everyone: Threat Actors and Their Motivations (Week 4)

  • Threat Actors: Who Are the Hackers?: 9 minutes

  • Threat Actors: Hobbyists:8 minutes

  • Threat Actors: Criminal Organizations: 8 minutes

  • Cyber Crime Case Study: The San Francisco Muni Attack: 6 minutes

  • Threat Actors: Hacktivists: 9 minutes

  • Threat Actors: Advanced Persistent Threats: 9 minutes

Cybersecurity for Everyone: The Hacking Process (Week 5)

  • Hacking As a Process: 8 minutes

  • Reconnaissance: 7 minutes

  • Weaponization: 4 minutes

  • Delivery: 5 minutes

  • Exploitation and Installation: 5 minutes

  • Command and Control: 8 minutes

  • Effects: 6 minutes

Cybersecurity for Everyone: End Effects – Direct and Indirect Consequences (Week 6)

  • Framing Effects: 5 minutes

  • Primary Effects: 13 minutes

  • Secondary Effects: 11 minutes

  • Second Level Effects: 7 minutes

  • A Strategic Approach to Cybersecurity: 4 minutes

Tags: Cybersecurity Beginner Course, Cybersecurity Course, Free Course

This course includes:

  • Approx. 21 hours to complete
  • No prior experience is required
  • 6 assessments
  • Language: EN
  • Subtitles: Kazakh, German, +19 more
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Difficulty Level: Beginner

Certificate of completion: yes
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Platform: Coursera

Course Instructor(s):
  • Charles Harry