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Cybersecurity

Rochester Institute of Technology via edX Micromasters

Overview

Gain the essential knowledge and expertise in network security and forensics needed for cybersecurity in enterprise environments.

In this Cybersecurity MicroMasters program, you will learn:

  • Fundamentals of networks;
  • Systems administration;
  • How to protect computer networks and other systems by mitigating vulnerabilities and monitoring intrusions;
  • How to perform digital forensic analysis of cybercrime by gathering information on the nature and extent of the attack for presentation in a court of law, as well as assessing the extent of the damage to an organization;
  • Techniques of risk analysis;
  • Risk assessment and vulnerability assessment.

The MicroMasters program capstone experience for verified learners entails practical demonstration of these skills.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Learn cybersecurity fundamentals, including how to detect threats, protect systems and networks, and anticipate potential cyber attacks.



Course 2: Computer Forensics

Learn the process, techniques and tools for performing a digital forensics investigation to obtain data related to computer crimes.



Course 3: Cybersecurity Risk Management

Learn key principles of risk analysis, risk assessment and risk mitigation for information security using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.



Course 4: Network Security

Learn the process of network security, including intrusion detection, evidence collection, network auditing, and contingency planning against attacks.



Course 5: Cybersecurity Capstone

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired in the Cybersecurity MicroMasters Program.



Courses

Taught by

Bo Yuan, Jonathan S. Weissman, Yin Pan and Tong Sun

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