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University of Colorado System

Proactive Computer Security

University of Colorado System via Coursera


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 learn how to proactively test what you have put in place to protect your data. In the first week you’ll be able to discuss the basics of deterrents and how to “trick” attackers into believing they’ve hit a goldmine of data away from your real systems. In week 2, you’ll be able to understand and discuss the steps of penetration testing methodology. In week 3, you will be able to understand and apply what you have learned on your own systems to test whether your systems are secure or not. In week 4, we’ll discuss planning for your own methodology that you can apply to your own systems. And finally in week 5, we’ll finish up with a project that will allow you to test your skills in a safe environment.

Taught by

Greg Williams


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    Kapoor Tutania Palampuriya

    Kapoor Tutania Palampuriya is taking this course right now and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Very nice thanks a lot I am very impressed with this course and want again to attend this I am very interested

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