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Cybersecurity and the X-Factor, University System of Georgia

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About this Course

What is the X-Factor? In Cybersecurity, the X-Factor related to unknown and unpredictable human behavior within and outside of your organization. “No one really knows why humans do what they do”, (David K. Reynolds), and because of this organizations can be unprepared for malicious, untrained, or even best intentioned behavior that can cause alarm and sometimes irreparable harm. This course will introduce you to the types of training available to reduce the impact of the X-Factor, evaluate its effectiveness, explore the Security Education, Training and Awareness (SETA) program, and learn why it may fail. The course will conclude with information designed to assist you with some critical components for your business security program. Activities focused on hactivism, cyberinsurance, and ransomware will round out your knowledge base. Your team of instructors has prepared a series of readings, discussions, guest lectures, and quizzes to engage you in this exciting topic....

Top reviews


Mar 19, 2017

There is a lot of practical and actionable information in this course related to cybersecurity. I would highly recommend anyone interested in their organization's cybersecurity take this course!


Apr 17, 2017

Great course, understanding that our biggest security threat is our own behaviour is key to building cybersecurity.

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22 Reviews

By Kamal Soni

Aug 23, 2018

Learning So many things thanks coursera given me this opportunists

By Murali Thangam

Feb 03, 2018

No doubt, informative n rice experience. tm


Jan 29, 2018


By Adefela Dada

Dec 12, 2017

Eye opening! I really enjoyed the course!

By Edyta S

Nov 18, 2017

Great course with good reading material and lectures.

By Patricio Leonel Morat

Nov 11, 2017

Excellent materials!

By Ben Woods

Sep 26, 2017

Simple but effective

By Osmin Oliva

Jun 05, 2017

Muy buen enfoque sobre el curso, no me esperaba que fuera sobre el factor de error que puede darse mediante el factor humano en la seguridad. Recomendado!

By Kepa Ayerbe

Jun 05, 2017

This is a really nice course where you can get some extra information about cybersecurity and start understanding further about how to continue working to learn more about this interesting and challenging part of Information Technology.

By Elizabeth Rasnick

May 09, 2017

Terrific course for understanding the role the human ("X") factor plays in cyber security.