Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Course 1 of 5: MicroMasters® in Cybersecurity 8 weeks total 10 – 12 hours each week
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About this course

In this introduction to the field of computing security, you will be given an extensive overview of the various branches of computing security. You will learn cybersecurity concepts, issues, and tools that are critical in solving problems in the computing security domain.

You will have opportunities to learn essential techniques in protecting systems and network infrastructures, analyzing and monitoring potential threats and attacks, devising and implementing security solutions for organizations large or small.

This offering is part of the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters® Program that prepares students to enter and advance in the field of computing security.

 

What you’ll learn

  • Network and system administration fundamentals
  • Information assurance fundamentals such as confidentiality, integrity and availability, etc.
  • Basic cryptography concepts

Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

Meet Your Instructors

Jonathan S. Weissman

Senior Lecturer, Computing Security at Rochester Institute of Technology Jonathan S. Weissman is a senior lecturer in the Department of Computing Security at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he was awarded the RIT Outstanding Teaching Award in 2014, the RIT GCCIS Outstanding Educator Award in 2018, and the RIT Distinguished Teacher Recognition Program Honors in 2019. He was also awarded the RIT Disability Services Office Kudos in 2014 and the RIT GCCIS Parking Pass for March 2018. In total, he's the recipient of 8 teaching honors and awards.
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Experience Level

Advanced

Learning Partner

Rochester Institute of Technology

Program Type

MicroMasters®

Subject

IT
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