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What you will learn

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    Discuss the evolution of security based on historical events.

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    List various types of malicious software.

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    Describe key cybersecurity concepts including the CIA Triad, access management, incident response and common cybersecurity best practices.

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    Identify key cybersecurity tools which include the following:  firewall, anti-virus, cryptography, penetration testing and digital forensics.

Skills you will gain

Information Security (INFOSEC)IBM New CollarMalwareCybersecurityCyber Attacks

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 16 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

History of Cybersecurity

This module will give you a brief overview of the history of cybersecurity. You will also learn key terms and roles in cybersecurity.

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17 videos (Total 103 min), 9 readings, 7 quizzes
17 videos
Key Terms1m
Security Threats2m
Vulnerability Assessments2m
Roles in Security4m
From Ronald Reagan/War Games to where we are Today4m
The Impact of 9/11 on Cybersecurity10m
Cybersecurity Today7m
Cybersecurity Introduction7m
Things to consider when starting a Cybersecurity program1m
What is Security?8m
Additional Security Challenges9m
Beyond Technology: Critical Thinking in Cybersecurity4m
Critical Thinking: A Model8m
Critical Thinking - 5 Key Skills16m
9 readings
Earn an IBM digital badge5m
Your IBM Global Subject Matter Experts10m
The Insane Amounts of Data We're Using Every Minute (Infographic)10m
WiCys Organization Resources15m
The SANS Institute1m
OWASP - The Open Web Application Project1m
ISSA - Information Systems Security Association1m
FIRST- Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams10m
Additional Cybersecurity Industry Associations25m
7 practice exercises
Introduction to Cybersecurity Tools & Cyber Attacks4m
What are We Talking about when We Talk about Cybersecurity?20m
From Ronald Reagan to Where we are Today10m
Cybersecurity Programs10m
Cybersecurity - A Security Architect's Perspective15m
What is Critical Thinking?6m
History of Cybersecurity30m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

A brief overview of types of actors and their motives

This module will provide you with a brief overview of types of actors and their motives. You will also understand different types of attacks and their impact on an organization and individuals. You will also learn about tools that are available to you to assist in any cybersecurity investigation.

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27 videos (Total 124 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
27 videos
Major different types of cyber attacks6m
Security Attack Definition7m
Security services11m
Security Mechanisms6m
Network Security Model8m
Organizational Threats6m
Attacks6m
Security Architecture Attacks3m
Security Architecture -Attack models8m
Malware and Ransomware3m
Threat Examples1m
Threat Protection Defined2m
Internet Security Threats - Mapping2m
Internet Security Threats - Packet Sniffing2m
Security Threat - IP Spoofing1m
Security Threats - Denial of service2m
Security Attacks - Host insertions3m
The Cyber Kill Chain5m
What is Social Engineering?4m
Social Engineering - Phishing and Vishing3m
Cyberwarfare6m
Cybercrime Resources4m
X-Force Command Center Introduction2m
Javier's perspective on Cybersecurity Skills1m
2 readings
2019 Ponemon Institute Study on the Cyber Resilient Organization1m
X-Force Research20m
7 practice exercises
Types of Actors and their Motives10m
An Architect's perspective on attack classifications20m
Malware and an introduction to threat protection10m
Additional Attack examples today10m
Attacks and Cyber resources10m
A day in the life of a SOC analyst2m
A brief overview of types of actors and their motives50m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

An overview of key security concepts

This module will describe various key security concepts that are important in any cybersecurity position. The CIA Triad will be further explained. You will also begin to learn the significance of incident response and frameworks around cybersecurity. Finally, you will get an overview of IT Governance best practices and compliance.

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14 videos (Total 67 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
14 videos
CIA Triad - Availability3m
Non - Repudiation - How does it apply to CIA?2m
Access Management4m
Incidence Response5m
Key Concepts - Incident Response7m
Incident Response Process7m
Introduction to Frameworks and Best Practices4m
IT Governance Process5m
Cybersecurity Compliance and Audit Overview7m
Pentest Process and Mile 2 CPTE Training5m
OWASP framework2m
4 readings
OWASP Top 10 Project Findings 201715m
National Institute of Standards & Technology15m
National Initiative For Cybersecurity Education15m
Computer Security Incident Handling Guide20m
5 practice exercises
CIA Triad8m
Access Management2m
Incident Response6m
Frameworks and their purpose10m
Quiz: Key concepts35m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

An overview of key security tools

In this module, you will be introduced to key security tools including firewalls, anti-virus and cryptography. You will explore penetration testing and digital forensics. You will learn where you can get resources on industry and current threats to assist in further research around cybersecurity.

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16 videos (Total 68 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
16 videos
Firewalls - Application Gateway4m
Firewalls - XML Gateway2m
Firewalls - Stateless and Stateful3m
Antivirus/Antimalware1m
An introduction of Cryptography5m
Types of Cryptography5m
Cryptographic Attacks2m
Cryptography - a different perspective from a Security architect14m
Penetration Testing Introduction6m
Pentest Methodologies9m
Vulnerability Tests4m
What is Digital Forensics?4m
Conclusion24s
2 readings
Securityintelligence.com25m
Incident Response and Digital Forensics: Will You Buy or Build?10m
5 practice exercises
Firewalls10m
Antivirus/Antimalware5m
Introduction to Cryptography12m
First look at Penetration Testing and Digital Forensics8m
Key security tools25m

Instructor

IBM Security Learning Services

IBM Global Subject Matter Experts
IBM Security

About IBM

IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. IBM invests more than $6 billion a year in R&D, just completing its 21st year of patent leadership. IBM Research has received recognition beyond any commercial technology research organization and is home to 5 Nobel Laureates, 9 US National Medals of Technology, 5 US National Medals of Science, 6 Turing Awards, and 10 Inductees in US Inventors Hall of Fame....

About the IT Fundamentals for Cybersecurity Specialization

There are a growing number of exciting, well-paying jobs in today’s security industry that do not require a traditional college degree. Forbes estimates that there will be as many as 3.5 million unfilled positions in the industry worldwide by 2021! One position with a severe shortage of skills is as a junior cybersecurity analyst. This specialization will provide you with the basics you need to get started. Throughout this specialization, you will learn concepts around cybersecurity tools and processes, system administration, operating system and database vulnerabilities, types of cyber attacks and basics of networking. You will also gain knowledge around important topics such as cryptography and digital forensics. This specialization is truly an international offering from IBM with experts from the United States, Costa Rica, Canada and Italy. These instructors are architects, Security Operation Center (SOC) analysts, and distinguished engineers who work with cybersecurity in their day to day lives at IBM. They will share their skills which they need to secure IBM and its clients security systems. The completion of this specialization also makes you eligible to earn the IT Fundamentals for Cybersecurity IBM digital badge. More information about the badge can be found here: https://www.youracclaim.com/org/ibm/badge/cybersecurity-it-fundamentals-specialist...
IT Fundamentals for Cybersecurity

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