The Absolute Beginners Guide to Information & Cyber Security
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The Absolute Beginners Guide to Information & Cyber Security

Learn all the basic concepts and gain valuable insights into the world of Information and Cyber security
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4.7 (25 ratings)
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521 students enrolled
Created by Alexander Oni
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the basic concepts and terminologies used in the information security field
  • Take up entry roles for IT and Cybersecurity Positions
  • Understand how hackers actually hack
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Requirements
  • You should know how to use a computer
  • You should know how to use the internet
Description

Have you ever wondered exactly how hackers 'hack'? Do words like firewalls, encryption, biometrics and malware sound confusing to you? Have you been looking for a course that teaches you all the basics of both information and cyber security in a fun relaxed manner? If so then you are going to find this course absolutely perfect for you.

This is a course that is perfect as an introductory one for individuals and students who are interested in becoming cyber security or information security professionals. It is also ideal for students who just want to have a well rounded knowledge about the basic concepts used in the world of information security.

Course Curriculum

In the very first section, we will cover the basic terminologies used and discuss topics like the trinity of IT security and computer protocols.

In section 2, we will explore the world of hackers and the hacking methodology. We will take a look at the different types of hackers and how they actually hack.

Section 3 will introduce you to the various ways how cyber criminals and hackers attack systems and networks. You will learn about the most popular forms of attacks such as 

  • Phishing
  • Brute Force Attack
  • DoS & DDoS Attacks
  • Bots and Botnets
  • and much more

We will then move on to cover everything about malware. You will learn the various forms of malware such as viruses, worms and trojans and how they differ from one another.

In section 4, you will learn about the methods employed by cyber security professionals to protect systems and networks from cyber attacks. You will learn how the following work

  • Antivirus
  • Firewalls
  • Encryption
  • Biometrics
  • Authentication Methods
  • and much more

Finally we will cover and discuss about other topics related to both information and cyber security such as the BYOD policy and cyber warfare.

By the end of this course, you would have gained a lot of knowledge and insights that can help to jump start your career as an information security professional. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who want to learn the basics of computer security
  • Students who want to become IT or Cyber Security Experts
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Curriculum For This Course
48 Lectures
03:01:22
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General Introduction to IT & Cyber Security
7 Lectures 20:00



Basic Terminologies
01:04

Computer Protocols
07:04

Cookies
00:32

The TCP/IP
03:32

Section Quiz
3 questions
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Mind of a Hacker
6 Lectures 25:43


Types of Hackers
07:18

The Hacking Methodology
03:47

The WhoIS Query
05:39

Social Engineering
03:36

Section Quiz
3 questions
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Attacks
8 Lectures 31:15

Brute Force Attacks
04:17

Phishing
05:14

Bots and Botnets
03:27

DoS and DDoS
04:44

Pings
03:25

Man in the Middle Attacks
04:18

SQL Injections
05:01

Section Quiz
3 questions
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Malware
6 Lectures 28:05

Viruses & Worms
04:51

Trojans
07:19

Adware and Spyware
03:59

Ransomware
07:15

Other Types of Malware
03:38

Section Quiz
3 questions
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Defences
9 Lectures 34:26
Section Intro
00:42

Anti Virus
04:34

Encryption
03:07

Firewalls
04:13

Biometrics
03:14

Factor Authentication Methods
04:54

Honey Pots and DMZs
05:07

Security for Wireless Networks
02:08

Password Management
06:27

Section Quiz
2 questions
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Information Security at the Work Place
5 Lectures 14:48
BYOD Management
03:06

A Sample BYOD Policy
06:15

Mobile Device Management
00:18

The Security vs Ease of Access Paradox
03:07

The Weakest Link & The Disgruntled Employee
02:02
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Cyber Warfare and Cyber Attacks Against Companies
4 Lectures 16:56
Introduction to Cyberwarefare
02:25

The Attack Against Estonia
06:30

Stuxnet and the Attack Against Iran
04:30

The Sony Hack
03:31
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Extras and Conclusion
3 Lectures 10:14
Actionable Steps for Personal Security
01:25

Biggest Myths of Online Security
07:01

Conclusion
01:48
About the Instructor
Alexander Oni
4.7 Average rating
1,032 Reviews
20,760 Students
14 Courses
Web & WordPress Developer, Cyber-security Expert

Hi there my name is Alexander Oni and welcome to my Udemy page. I am a professional web developer living in the United States of America. I currently work for a small web development company where I build websites for clients using the latest in web technology.

I have been building websites for the past 7 years now and have been working exclusively with WordPress for almost 4 years. My love for web development and teaching people how to build websites drove me to make my Udemy course on web development.

I am also a cyber security expert and have a masters degree in Information Security.

I enjoy watching football, movies and playing chess.