Introduction to Cybersecurity
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assignment Level : Introductive
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language Subtitles : English
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About the content

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.

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Prerequisite

Curiosity and interest in cybersecurity

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Syllabus

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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Instructors

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky
Director, Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
University of Washington

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University of Washington

Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the West Coast and is one of the preeminent research universities in the world.

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