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Real-Time Cyber Threat Detection and Mitigation (Coursera)

This course introduces real-time cyber security techniques and methods in the context of the TCP/IP protocol suites. Explanation of some basic TCP/IP security hacks is used to introduce the need for network security solutions such as stateless and stateful firewalls. Learners will be introduced to the techniques used to design and configure firewall solutions such as packet filters and proxies to protect enterprise assets.

Perimeter solutions such as firewalls and intrusion prevention systems are shown to have significant drawbacks in common enterprise environments. The result of such weakness is shown to often exist as advanced persistent threats (APTs) from nation-state actors. Such attacks, as well as DDOS and third-party attacks, are shown to have potential solutions for modern enterprise.

Course 3 of 4 in the Introduction to Cyber Security Specialization

Syllabus

WEEK 1

Basic Network Security

This module introduces the basics of TCP/IP for security, including firewall design and use.

Graded: Module 1 Quiz

WEEK 2

More Advanced Network Security Technologies

This module introduces packet filters, firewall rule sets, proxies, and additional network security methods.

Graded: Module 2 Quiz

WEEK 3

Network Security Architectures

This module introduces the foundations firewall architectures, intrusion detection, and SOC design.

Graded: Module 3 Quiz

WEEK 4

Enterprise Network Security

This module introduces the limitations of perimeters, and the challenges in the enterprise of dealing with threats such as DDOS and APT.

Graded: Module 4 Quiz

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