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Hours to complete

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Available languages

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Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

CybersecurityCryptographyPublic-Key Cryptography
Specialization
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Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Cyber Security Safeguards

This module provides an introduction to security modeling, foundational frameworks, and basic safeguard approaches....
Reading
12 videos (Total 79 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
Video12 videos
Assignments and Reading2m
Safeguards and Countermeasures4m
Reference Model5m
Orange Book Compliance10m
Bell La Padula Model8m
Biba Integrity Model5m
Issues with Subject-Object-Actions Models5m
Covert Channels8m
Information Flow Models and Hook-Up Theorem - Part 15m
Information Flow Models and Hook-Up Theorem - Part 26m
Welcome Kirsten Bay12m
Reading6 readings
Required: “Hookup Theorem,” D. McCullough30m
Required: “Password Security: A Case History,” Morris and Thompson30m
Video: “On Testing Theories,” Richard Feynman10m
Video: “The Security Mirage,” Bruce Schneier, TED Talk20m
Suggested: Introduction to Cyber Security, (Ch. 9 - 10)30m
Suggested: TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1 (2nd Ed.), (Ch. 9 – 10)30m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Practice Question2m
Practice Question2m
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Understanding Authentication Protocols

This module introduces important protocols and techniques associated with advanced authentication processes....
Reading
10 videos (Total 63 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Identification and Authentication6m
Factors of Authentication including 2FA8m
Authentication Protocol Schema and Zones6m
Passwords and Analysis5m
Hand-Held Authentication Protocol (Part 1: Implementation)5m
Hand-Held Authentication Protocol (Part 2: Analysis and Cryptanalysis)6m
Welcome Lior Frenkel9m
RSA SecureID Protocol (Part 1: Implementation)6m
RSA SecureID Protocol (Part 2: Analysis)4m
Reading6 readings
Required: “Protection of Information in Computer Systems,” Saltzer and Schroeder45m
Required: “A Note on the Confinement Problem,” Lampson25m
Video: “The 1’s and 0’s behind Cyber Warfare” Chris Domas, TED Talk17m
Video: “The Growth of Cryptography,” Ronald Rivest59m
Suggested: Introduction to Cyber Security, (Ch. 11 - 12)30m
Suggested: TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1 (2nd Ed.), (Ch. 11 – 12)30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Introducing Conventional Cryptography

This module introduces the foundations of conventional cryptography along with its practical application in Kerberos....
Reading
10 videos (Total 64 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Lamport’s S/Key Protocol (Part 1: Implementation)6m
Lamport’s S/Key Protocol (Part 2: Analysis)4m
Welcome Ajoy Kumar10m
Kerberos (Part 1: Implementation – TGT Issuance)6m
Kerberos (Part 2: Implementation – TBOB Issuance)6m
Basic Cryptosystems and Properties8m
Cryptographic Algorithm Design6m
DES Design6m
Triple-DES6m
Reading4 readings
Required: “Method of implementing the data encryption standard with reduced computation,” Patent US 710318020m
Video: RSA Cyber Security with John Stewart, 201321m
Suggested: Introduction to Cyber Security, (Ch. 13 - 14)30m
Suggested: TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1 (2nd Ed.), (Ch. 13 – 14)30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Question2m
Module 3 Quiz18m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Overview of Public Key Cryptographic Methods

This module introduces the basics of public key cryptography including an overview of SSL and CA applications....
Reading
12 videos (Total 83 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video12 videos
CBC Mode Block Cryptography4m
Conventional Cryptography Scaling Issues4m
Public Key Crypto (Basics)5m
Public Key – Secrecy4m
Public Key – Digital Signature3m
Cryptographic Message Exchange5m
Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange7m
Key Distribution and Certification Authority10m
Secure Sockets Layer6m
The Story of James Ellis and Clifford Cox10m
Welcome Franscis Cianfrocca16m
Reading5 readings
Required: “New Directions in Cryptography,” Diffie and Hellman30m
Required: “Non-Secret Encryption,” James Ellis30m
Video: “A Brief History of Cryptography with Akamai Chief, Andy Ellis8m
Suggested: Introduction to Cyber Security, (Ch. 15 - 16)30m
Suggested: TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1 (2nd Ed.), (Ch. 15 – 16)30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By TKMar 8th 2018

This is an excellent course with enough historical context for those who are not familiar with cybersecurity and good videos and current developments in the field.

By AAMar 28th 2018

Fantastic job by Dr. Amoroso as always. SImple, lucid and succinct explanation of complex subject matter with a personal touch.

Instructor

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Dr. Edward G. Amoroso

Research Professor, NYU and CEO, TAG Cyber LLC
Computer Science

About New York University Tandon School of Engineering

Tandon offers comprehensive courses in engineering, applied science and technology. Each course is rooted in a tradition of invention and entrepreneurship....

About the Introduction to Cyber Security Specialization

Introduction to Cyber Security was designed to help learners develop a deeper understanding of modern information and system protection technology and methods. The learning outcome is simple: We hope learners will develop a lifelong passion and appreciation for cyber security, which we are certain will help in future endeavors. Students, developers, managers, engineers, and even private citizens will benefit from this learning experience. Special customized interviews with industry partners were included to help connect the cyber security concepts to live business experiences....
Introduction to Cyber Security

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