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Microcredential

Cybersecurity Fundamentals

New York University (NYU) via edX Microbachelors

Overview

This program will teach you core cybersecurity competencies including information security, network security and penetration testing. This exposure will allow the student to better understand the different opportunities available for employment in the cybersecurity sector. Demand for cybersecurity is exploding in both the United States and worldwide. The courses will utilize both python scripting and tool usage to give the students hands-on experience penetrating and defending systems. In addition to the applied cybersecurity labs, students will also gain an understanding of the complexity in defending business systems both today and in the future. Students looking for careers in information technology, risk management, cyber defense, cyber threats, cybercrime, digital forensics, incident response, IT Security, computer networking, cybersecurity risks, information assurance, intrusion detection, risk assessment, security analysis, and vulnerability management can all benefit from the material in the courses.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Information Security - Introduction to Information Security

Learn the fundamentals of information security, including Security Design Principles, Threat Modeling and Security Policy.



Course 2: Information Security - Authentication and Access Control

Learn more fundamentals of information security, including Introduction to Cryptography, Authentication, Access Control and Containerization.



Course 3: Information Security - Advanced topics

Learn more fundamentals of information security, including Injection Attacks and Defenses, Privacy and Anonymity Software Validity and Rights, Cryptocurrency.



Course 4: Network Security - Introduction to Network Security

Learn fundamentals of network security, including a deep dive into how networks are attacked by malicious users.



Course 5: Network Security - Protocols

Learn more fundamentals of network security, including cryptographic algorithms used in networking protocols, TLS/SSL, IPSec Layer 2 Security and Wireless Security.



Course 6: Network Security - Advanced Topics

Learn advanced topics in network security, including Security Monitoring, Perimeter Security, IPv6 and IPv6 Security.



Course 7: Penetration Testing - Discovering Vulnerabilities

Learn fundamentals of penetration testing, including an Introduction to Penetration Testing Methodologies, Recognisance and Enumeration for Penetration Testers, Scanning and Vulnerability Enumeration.



Course 8: Penetration Testing - Exploitation

Learn exploitation phase of penetration testing, including the foundations of explorations, application debugging, reverse engineering, exploitation development and web application exploitation.



Course 9: Penetration Testing - Post Exploitation

Learn post-exploitation phases of penetration testing, including Owning, Pivoting, Privilege Escalation and other advanced penetration testing topics.



Courses

Taught by

Justin Cappos and Aspen Olmsted

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