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University System of Georgia

The Foundations of Cybersecurity

University System of Georgia via Coursera


In order to manage the cybersecurity function business, you must first understand its language and its environment. This course covers the foundations of cybersecurity, including threats and vulnerabilities as well as the tools, technologies, and strategies used to manage it.

After completing this course, a learner will be able to:
● Define key concepts and terminology in Cybersecurity
● Identify threats to cybersecurity
● Identify strategies to identify and remediate vulnerabilities in information assets
● Identify the systemic components (including personnel) necessary for an effective cybersecurity program


  • Welcome to The Foundations of Cybersecurity (Course 1)
    • This is an overview of the learning objectives for the course.
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity (Module 1.1)
    • Learning Objectives for Introduction to Cybersecurity Module
  • Threats to Cybersecurity (Module 1.2)
    • Learning objectives for Threats to Cybersecurity
  • Security Technologies (Module 1.3)
  • Managing Vulnerabilities in Information Assets (Module 1.4)
    • Learning objectives for Managing Vulnerabilities in Information Assets module
  • Understanding the Cybersecurity Program (Module 1.5)
    • Learning Objectives for Managing Vulnerabilities in Information Assets Module
  • Wrap-up for The Foundations of Cybersecurity

Taught by

Herbert J. Mattord, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP, CDP and Michael Whitman, Ph.D., CISM, CISSP


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