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Introduction to Cybersecurity


Why Learn Cybersecurity?

Data is valuable. With so much sensitive information online, companies need cybersecurity pros to protect it. This course is a great starting point for anyone interested in cybersecurity, but not sure where to start. Build your foundation by learning the fundamentals of one of the fastest-growing fields today.

Take-Away Skills

Learn the basic concepts needed to identify and protect yourself against common cyber threats and attacks. You’ll also gain an understanding of principles and policies, commonly used authentication/authorization techniques, and network security fundamentals.

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  1. 1
    What does cybersecurity mean and encompass? Let’s dive in!
  2. 2
    Learn how cybersecurity evolved as a field, and what standards, regulations, and frameworks arose to respond to evolving cyber threats.
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    Learn about cyberattacks and how to avoid them. You’ll explore Malware, SQL Injection, Cross Site Scripting, Zero-Day Attacks, and more!
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    What’s cryptography? What’s the difference between authentication and authorization? How do we keep our data secure online?
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    Learners will understand how data travels through a network, how to defend against malicious traffic, and how to configure a basic firewall.

What you'll create

Portfolio projects that showcase your new skills

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How you'll master it

Stress-test your knowledge with quizzes that help commit syntax to memory

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I know from first-hand experience that you can go in knowing zero, nothing, and just get a grasp on everything as you go and start building right away.
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