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Introduction to Cybersecurity for Business

University of Colorado System via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Cybersecurity
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 5 weeks long

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The world runs computers. From small to large businesses, from the CEO down to level 1 support staff, everyone uses computers. This course is designed to give you a practical perspective on computer security. This course approaches computer security in a way that anyone can understand. Ever wonder how your bank website is secure when you connect to it? Wonder how other business owners secure their network? Wonder how large data breaches happen? This is practical computer security. It will help you answer the question – what should I focus on?

Syllabus

What is Practical Computer Security
Understand the basics of computer security for business

The CIA Triad
Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability are the cornerstones of security. Do you know how they apply?

How we assess risk daily
Risk in business is inevitable. You will explore what risk means and how to assess it

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.

Attack Surfaces
This is the course project. You will assess attack surfaces and risk based off of the attack surfaces. This will sum up what you have worked on throughout the course.

Taught by

Greg Williams

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