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Specialization
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Specialization
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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: This is Course 2 in a 4-course specialization. Estimated workload: 15-hours over 1-week....
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Module 5: Water Infrastructure & NIST Cybersecurity Framework

In this module we will examine the drinking water subsector and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework for strengthening this infrastructure's cybersecurity practices....
Reading
3 videos (Total 14 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
L11 Water Infrastructure5m
L12 NIST Cybersecurity Framework6m
Reading3 readings
Water: International Perspective (Optional Video)10m
NIST Cybersecurity Framework (Optional)10m
More on NIST CSF (Optional Video)10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
L11 Challenge Questions6m
L12 Challenge Questions6m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Module 6: Applied NIST Cybersecurity Framework

In this module we will take a closer look at the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and apply its tenets to different hypothetical situations. Also included in this module is course exam #3. Good luck!...
Reading
3 videos (Total 14 min), 4 quizzes
Video3 videos
L14 Applying NIST CSF (2)4m
L15 Applying NIST CSF (3)3m
Quiz4 practice exercises
L13 Challenge Questions4m
L14 Challenge Questions4m
L15 Challenge Questions4m
Exam 330m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Module 7: Electricity Infrastructure & ES-C2M2

In this module we will examine the North American electric grid and the Electricity Subsector Cyber Capability Maturity Model for strengthening this infrastructure's cybersecurity practices....
Reading
2 videos (Total 11 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
L17 Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model4m
Reading3 readings
Protecting Electricity Infrastructure (Optional Video)10m
ES-C2M2 (Optional)10m
Electricity Cyber Risk Management (Optional Video)10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
L16 Challenge Questions6m
L17 Challenge Questions6m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Module 8: Applied ES-C2M2

In this module we will take a closer look at the Electricity Subsector Cyber Capability Maturity Model and apply its tenets to different hypothetical situations. Also included in this module is course exam #4 and related project assignment. Good luck!...
Reading
3 videos (Total 24 min), 5 quizzes
Video3 videos
L19 Applying ES-C2M2 (2)6m
L20 Applying ES-C2M2 (3)10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
L18 Challenge Questions2m
L19 Challenge Questions2m
L20 Challenge Questions2m
Exam 430m
Starting a Cybersecurity Program6m
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Top Reviews

By BKNov 24th 2017

This course was very instructive. Teaching materials was good and very understanding for any one who is ready to learn . Never regretted taking this course . Am grateful

By SHSep 25th 2018

Excellent overview of Cybersecurity as it pertains to the water and electricity parts of North American Infrastructure.

Instructor

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Richard White

Assistant Research Professor
Computer Science

About University of Colorado System

The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond....

About the Homeland Security and Cybersecurity Specialization

Homeland security is about safeguarding the United States from domestic catastrophic destruction. Cybersecurity has emerged as a priority homeland security concern because a coordinated cyber attack against critical infrastructure could result in the worst catastrophe in the nation’s history. This specialization examines the cybersecurity problem, and takes a close look at what is being done to safeguard the United States from domestic catastrophic destruction by cyber attack. At the conclusion of this course, we hope learners grasp the central message that cybersecurity is essential to critical infrastructure protection, which is essential to homeland security, which is about safeguarding the United States from domestic catastrophic destruction....
Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

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