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University of Colorado System

Introduction to Cybersecurity for Business

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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 security in a way that anyone can understand. Ever wonder how your bank website is secure when you connect to it? Wonder how other business owners secure their network? Wonder how large data breaches happen? This is practical computer security. It will help you answer the question – what should I focus on?


  • What is Practical Computer Security
    • Understand the basics of computer security for business
  • The CIA Triad
    • Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability are the cornerstones of security. Do you know how they apply?
  • How we assess risk daily
    • Risk in business is inevitable. You will explore what risk means and how to assess it
  • Practical Application of Daily Security
    • Often times we may not know how to assess our security daily. We may think we are secure when we may not be. This module covers some of the tools, ports, and protocols used in everyday computing to remain secure.
  • Attack Surfaces
    • This is the course project. You will assess attack surfaces and risk based off of the attack surfaces. This will sum up what you have worked on throughout the course.

Taught by

Greg Williams


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