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Introduction to Cyber Attacks, New York University Tandon School of Engineering

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About this Course

This course provides learners with a baseline understanding of common cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, and risks. An overview of how basic cyber attacks are constructed and applied to real systems is also included. Examples include simple Unix kernel hacks, Internet worms, and Trojan horses in software utilities. Network attacks such as distributed denial of service (DDOS) and botnet- attacks are also described and illustrated using real examples from the past couple of decades. Familiar analytic models are outlined such as the confidentiality/integrity/availability (CIA) security threat framework, and examples are used to illustrate how these different types of threats can degrade real assets. The course also includes an introduction to basic cyber security risk analysis, with an overview of how threat-asset matrices can be used to prioritize risk decisions. Threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks are examined and mapped in the context of system security engineering methodologies....

Top reviews

By AA

Feb 26, 2018

Great introduction to cybersecurity concepts with relevant supplemental material in the form of journal papers, magazine articles and supporting TED talks and videos. Highly recommended!

By JE

Mar 02, 2018

I love this instructor. He makes learning a lot more fun , especially when he gives a real world description of the point he's trying to get across. Well done :) Thanks for this course!

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By Tarun Gupta

Dec 05, 2018

The content this course has provided me regarding cyber security is very less.The course on cyber security in according to my point of view has to very elaborated and theoretical.Many concepts are like which is not taught properly or we can say in complete depth.

By Karan Sethi

Nov 30, 2018

Thank's a lot for making this course and series. Dr. Edward Amoroso is now my favorite lecturer.

By Rachel HaCohen

Nov 29, 2018

Best lecturer I seen on Coursera!

By Ahmed mohamed mansour mahmoud ouda

Nov 27, 2018

it was one of the best courses i have ever taken

credits goes to the lecturer

By Francisco Henriques

Nov 24, 2018

Best of the best!

By Aneesh S

Nov 23, 2018

Even though this was a theory only course I didn't get bored. The course content is pretty useful.

By Brooks Targgart

Nov 11, 2018

Very good introduction into Cyber Attacks!

By Atichat Panno

Nov 08, 2018

Good

By midathana siva

Nov 05, 2018

good

By Omar Ali Alahmari

Nov 03, 2018

great course and simple enough for me to understand