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Beginner Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Information Sharing and Threat Intelligence

This module covers information sharing. Information sharing is an important tool to help organizations gather information from others so they can protect themselves....
3 videos (Total 28 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
About the Instructor9m
Information sharing9m
4 readings
About this course10m
Threat Intelligence23m
Resources for building your own testing environment30m
Lecture Slides10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 120m
Week 1: Information Sharing30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Penetration Testing - Methodology

This module will cover the pen testing methodology. Not following a pen testing methodology may lead to false positives or worse, false negatives in a testing scenario....
5 videos (Total 40 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Penetration Testing7m
Intelligence Gathering10m
Vulnerability Scanning9m
Exploitation8m
2 readings
Resources to help you further your skills15m
Lecture Slides10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 220m
Week 2 - Methodology30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Common Pen Testing Tools

This module will cover some of the tools used in the penetration testing methodology. These are just common tools used to gain information, find exploits and compromise systems. There are many more tools out there, but these are the most commonly used....
3 videos (Total 27 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Nessus9m
Metasploit10m
2 readings
Creating your own lab30m
Pen Testing Distributions10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 320m
Week 3 - Penetration Testing Tools30m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Proactive computer security management

This module will cover some of the other issues and concerns for those interested in proactive security. Legal issues are important for any level of management and administration to be concerned with. Planning goes a long way toward effective proactive computer security....
4 videos (Total 35 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Legal issues13m
Where to turn if you have an incident9m
Where do i go from here?5m
3 readings
University of Colorado Security Program - Required15m
Lecture Slides10m
GDPR - Privacy10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Week 420m
Week 4 - Effective computer security management30m
Week
5
3 hours to complete

Exploiting OWASP Top 20 Controls

This is the course project. The goal is for you to compromise or gain data from a test system....
1 video (Total 3 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
2 readings
Usage Instructions10m
Mutillidae Whitepaper20m
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By RRFeb 19th 2019

This course was an excellent introduction and overview of what security professionals face. I am non-technical and had only limited difficulty with a small portion of the materials.

By SSApr 16th 2018

Great Class. I learned a lot, especially at the end or the peer based grading final. It really made you put your thinking cap on and act like a red teamer.

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Greg Williams

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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

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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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