Introduction to Cybersecurity Professional

Categories: Cisco, Cybersecurity
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About Course

Today’s interconnected world makes everyone more susceptible to cyber-attacks. Whether you’re attracted to the relativity new world of cybersecurity as a professional, or just interested in protecting yourself online and in social media, this introductory course is the answer. It explores cyber trends, threats—along with the broader topic of cybersecurity in a way that will matter to YOU. For instance, you’ll learn how to protect your personal privacy online while gaining additional insight on the challenges companies, and governmental and educational institutions face today. No prerequisites required.

What Will You Learn?

  • You'll Learn These Core Skills:
  • Learn what cybersecurity is and its potential impact to you.
  • Understand the most common threats, attacks and vulnerabilities.
  • Gain insights for how businesses protect their operations from attacks.
  • Find the latest job trends and why cybersecurity continues to grow.

Course Content

Module 1 : The Need for Cybersecurity
This chapter explains what cybersecurity is and why the demand for cybersecurity professionals is growing. It explains what your online identity and data is, where it is, and why it is of interest to cyber criminals. This chapter also discusses what organizational data is, and why it must be protected. It discusses who the cyber attackers are and what they want. Cybersecurity professionals must have the same skills as the cyber attackers, but cybersecurity professionals must work within the bounds of the local, national and international law. Cybersecurity professionals must also use their skills ethically. Also included in this chapter is content that briefly explains cyber warfare and why nations and governments need cybersecurity professionals to help protect their citizens and infrastructure.

  • What is Cybersecurity?
  • SUMMARY: The Need for Cybersecurity
  • What is Cyberwarfare?
  • Internal and External Threats
  • Types of Attackers
  • Security Breach Example 3
  • Security Breach Example 2
  • Security Breach Example 1
  • The Consequences of a Security Breach
  • Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability
  • Types of Organizational Data
  • They Want Your Identity
  • They Want Your Money
  • Your Computing Devices
  • Where is Your Data?
  • Your Data
  • Your Online and Offline Identity
  • The Purpose of Cyberwarfare
  • Module one: Cybersecurity Ethics Quiz
  • Module One : Quiz

Module 2: Attacks, Concepts and Techniques
This Module covers the ways that cybersecurity professionals analyze what has happened after a cyberattack. It explains security software and hardware vulnerabilities and the different categories of security vulnerabilities. The different types of malicious software (known as malware) and the symptoms of malware are discussed. The different ways that attackers can infiltrate a system is covered, as well as denial of service attacks. Most modern cyberattacks are considered to be blended attacks. Blended attacks use multiple techniques to infiltrate and attack a system. When an attack cannot be prevented, it is the job of a cybersecurity professional to reduce the impact of that attack.

Module 3 : Protecting Your Data and Privacy
This Module focuses on your personal devices and your personal data. It includes tips for protecting your devices, creating strong passwords and safely using wireless networks. It also discusses maintaining your data securely. Your online data is worth something to cyber criminals. This chapter briefly covers authentication techniques to help you maintain your data securely. It also covers ways to enhance the security of your online data with tips about what to do and what not to do online.

Module 4 : Protecting the Organization
This chapter covers some of the technology and processes used by cybersecurity professionals when protecting an organization’s network, equipment and data. First, it briefly covers the many types of firewalls, security appliances, and software that are currently used, including best practices.

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