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Specialization
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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Skills you will gain

CybersecurityInformation Security (INFOSEC)Risk AssessmentAttack Surface
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. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

What is Practical Computer Security

Understand the basics of computer security for business...
Reading
6 videos (Total 69 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
About the Instructor9m
Introduction to Practical Computer Security10m
Computer Security Key Definitions14m
The Computer Security Environment Today12m
Security Frameworks14m
Reading3 readings
Glossary of Computer Security Terms10m
Security Frameworks10m
Lecture Slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 120m
Week 1: Practical Computer Security30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

The CIA Triad

Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability are the cornerstones of security. Do you know how they apply?...
Reading
4 videos (Total 47 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Integrity10m
Availability10m
Where will I use this? Practical application of principles12m
Reading2 readings
Home Depot data breach25m
Lecture Slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 220m
Week 2 - CIA Triad30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

How we assess risk daily

Risk in business is inevitable. You will explore what risk means and how to assess it...
Reading
3 videos (Total 36 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Risk Assessment9m
Risk Frameworks13m
Reading2 readings
Risk Framework - Required Reading30m
Lecture Slides10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 320m
Week 3 - How Do We Protect Information?30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Practical Application of Daily Security

Often times we may not know how to assess our security daily. We may think we are secure when we may not be. This module covers some of the tools, ports, and protocols used in everyday computing to remain secure....
Reading
4 videos (Total 52 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Ports and Protocols18m
Message Authentication10m
Practical Application of Hashing12m
Reading3 readings
Benefits of PKI10m
Cryptography10m
Digital Encryption Applied - Cryptocurrency - Optional10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 420m
Week 4 - Daily Security30m
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Career Benefit

83%

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Career promotion

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Top Reviews

By JJNov 5th 2017

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

By CSMar 8th 2018

It was really well structured with a great teaching methodology. The use of concrete examples/quiz make me to understand much easier content

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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