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Specialization
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Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction and Firewalls

Welcome! This week we'll explore firewalls as they are usually the first line of defense against a threat or attack....
Reading
5 videos (Total 45 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
About the Instructor9m
Firewall basics9m
Advanced firewalls9m
Types of firewall configurations9m
Reading2 readings
About this course10m
Lecture Slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 120m
Week 1 - Firewalls - the gatekeeper30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Intrusion Detection and Prevention

This module will cover intrusion detection and prevention, which is one of the most essential concepts in looking at how threats and attacks are detected and mitigated....
Reading
3 videos (Total 20 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Intrusion Detection Systems4m
Intrusion Prevention Systems6m
Reading3 readings
Intrusion Detection Readings15m
Honeypots35m
Lecture Slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 220m
Week 2 - Intrusion Detection and Prevention30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Detection and Prevention tools

This module covers intrusion detection and prevention tools used for both networks and systems. There will be demos of the tools so that you can understand how they might protect your network or systems better....
Reading
4 videos (Total 39 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Snort10m
HIDs and HIPs8m
Splunk8m
Reading3 readings
Splunk and Security10m
Understanding IPS vs. IDS15m
Lecture Slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 320m
Week 3 - Detection and Prevention Tools30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Attacks are Inevitable - Case Study

This module will focus on attacks and how detection and response makes the world of difference when responding to an attack....
Reading
4 videos (Total 39 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Before the Attack11m
During the Attack11m
After the Attack8m
Reading2 readings
The Incident Handlers Handbook25m
Case Study - The Target Breach20m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 420m
Week 4 - Real World Attacks30m
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Top Reviews

By JJNov 5th 2017

Class doesn't seem very active-- not a lot of students so I had to wait awhile for peer reviewed assignments to get reviewed, but the content is great.

By JJNov 5th 2018

Fantastic overview and lots of applicable tools and detailed information.

Instructor

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Greg Williams

Lecturer
Department of 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 Cybersecurity for Business Specialization

It seems anymore that you can't listen to the news without hearing of a data breach. You may have heard it said before that there are 2 types of companies out there, the ones who have been breached and those who will be breached. Defending against attackers who want to compromise assets can seem like an arduous task, but learning how attacks work and more importantly how to defend against those attacks can be very fulfilling. This specialization is designed to introduce you to practical computer security by teaching you the fundamentals of how you use security in the business world. This course is for those who want to understand how to defend computer systems and assets from attackers and other threats. It is also for those who want to understand how threats and attacks are carried out to help better defend their systems. This specialization is designed for senior business leaders to middle management and system administrators, so they can all speak the same language and get a better handle on their organization's security. Additionally, the course material may help you in passing some industry leading computer security examinations such as Security+ and CISSP....
Cybersecurity for Business

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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