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Introduction to Cyber Security

The course does not assume any prior knowledge of computer security and can be enjoyed by anyone interested in improving the security of their digital information. You can use the hashtag #FLcybersec to talk about this course on social media.Topics CoveredThreat landscape: terminology, cyber security threats, keeping up to date Authentication: access control, passwords, two-factor authentication Malware: types of malware, attack vectors, preventing infection Networking and communications: fundamentals, security challenges, standards Cryptography: symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, applications Network security: firewalls, virtual private networks, intrusion detection / prevention When your defences fail: cyber security laws, recovering from attacks Managing security risks: risk analysis and management











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Rating 4.2 based on 20 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Mar 11 (in 13 weeks)
Cost $84
From The Open University via FutureLearn
Instructor Arosha K. Bandara
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Programming
Tags C Tech & Coding

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Encouraging real-world research on past infosec events made the course feel relevant and connected to industry.

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Topics include strong passwords, two-factor authentication, common attacks, encryption and networking security among others.

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Cyber Security Engineer 1 $79k

Cyber Security Analyst 3 $83k

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Cyber Security $92k

Cyber Security Engineer 2 $93k

Cyber Security Engineer 3 $104k

Cyber Security Analyst 2 $104k

Cyber Security Engineer 4 $104k

Cyber Security Analyst $107k

Cyber Security Engineer $112k

Cyber Security SME $121k

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FutureLearn

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The Open University

Rating 4.2 based on 20 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Mar 11 (in 13 weeks)
Cost $84
From The Open University via FutureLearn
Instructor Arosha K. Bandara
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Programming
Tags C Tech & Coding