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Introduction to Cyber Security

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An introduction to cybersecurity, ideal for learners who are curious about the world of Internet security and who want to be literate in the field.

University of WASHINGTON Online Course Highlights
  • weeks long
  • 2-5 hours per week
  • Learn for FREE, Ugpradable
  • Self-Paced
  • Taught by: Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Director, Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
  • View Course Syllabus

Online Course Details:

This course serves as an introduction to the exciting field of cybersecurity.

As our daily lives become more and more dependent on Internet-based tools and services, and as those platforms accumulate more of our most sensitive data, the demand grows for experts in the field of cybersecurity.

In this course, you will gain an overview of the cybersecurity landscape as well as national (USA) and international perspectives on the field. We will cover the legal environment that impacts cybersecurity as well as predominant threat actors.

What you’ll learn

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define and use key terms and concepts in the field of cybersecurity;
  • Identify and distinguish threat actors and their motivations;
  • Match appropriate types of controls to the actions of different threat actors;
  • Describe the differences and interactions among international agencies related to cybersecurity;
  • Describe at least two potential legal challenges to cybersecurity in your country.

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