Cybersecurity for Business Specialization

Starts Dec 18

Cybersecurity for Business Specialization

Cybersecurity for Business Specialization

Discover the practical side of computer security. Identify what threatens your business and master how to practically defend against those threats.

About This Specialization

It seems anymore that you can't listen to the news without hearing of a data breach. You may have heard it said before that there are 2 types of companies out there, the ones who have been breached and those who will be breached. Defending against attackers who want to compromise assets can seem like an arduous task, but learning how attacks work and more importantly how to defend against those attacks can be very fulfilling. This specialization is designed to introduce you to practical computer security by teaching you the fundamentals of how you use security in the business world. This course is for those who want to understand how to defend computer systems and assets from attackers and other threats. It is also for those who want to understand how threats and attacks are carried out to help better defend their systems. This specialization is designed for senior business leaders to middle management and system administrators, so they can all speak the same language and get a better handle on their organization's security. Additionally, the course material may help you in passing some industry leading computer security examinations such as Security+ and CISSP.

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courses
4 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.

projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

certificates
Certificates

Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.

Projects Overview

Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Introduction to Cybersecurity for Business

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    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 sec
  2. COURSE 2

    Cyber Threats and Attack Vectors

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Data breaches occur nearly every day. From very large retailers, down to your fantasy football website, and anywhere in between, they have been compromised in some way. How did the attackers get in? What did they do with the data they compromised? Wha
  3. COURSE 3

    Detecting and Mitigating Cyber Threats and Attacks

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Computer attacks and data breaches are inevitable. It seems like every day a data breach occurs and the victims of the data breach suffer. Their information is stolen or posted online. The company’s or businesses who had the breach go on, learn
  4. COURSE 4

    Proactive Computer Security

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    I’ve heard this before – “I’m not sure my computer security practices are working”. I reply “Have you tested them?” This course is the fourth and final course in the Practical Computer Security specialization. In this course, you’ll lear

Creators

  • University of Colorado System

    At the University of Colorado Colorado Springs we value students and never forget that students are our reason for being.

    The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond.

  • Greg Williams

    Greg Williams

    Lecturer

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