The Absolute Beginners Guide to Information & Cyber Security

Alexander Oni, The Web Monkey Academy

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46 Videos (3h 2m)
    • Promo

      2:32
    • Welcome to the Course

      1:59
    • SkillShare Tips

      1:19
    • Difference Between Information and Cyber Security

      2:37
    • The CIA Triad

      3:11
    • Computer Protocols

      7:04
    • TCPIP

      3:32
    • World of Hacking Section Intro

      0:57
    • What is NOT Hacking

      4:26
    • Types of Hackers

      7:18
    • Hacking Methodology

      3:47
    • The WhoIS Query

      5:39
    • Social Engineering

      3:36
    • Attacks Section Intro

      0:49
    • Brute Force Attacks

      4:17
    • Phishing and Spoofing

      5:14
    • Bots and Botnets

      3:27
    • DoS and DDoS Attacks

      4:44
    • Pings

      3:25
    • ManintheMiddle Attack

      4:18
    • SQL Injection Attack

      5:01
    • Malware Section Intro

      1:03
    • Viruses and Worms

      4:51
    • Trojans

      7:19
    • Adware and Spyware

      3:59
    • Ransomware

      7:15
    • Other Types of Malware

      3:38
    • Defences Section Intro

      0:42
    • How an Antivirus Works

      4:34
    • Encryption

      3:07
    • Firewalls

      4:13
    • Biometrics

      3:14
    • Factor Authentication Methods

      4:54
    • Honeypots and DMZs

      5:07
    • Wireless Security

      2:08
    • Password Management

      6:27
    • BYOD

      3:06
    • The Security vs Ease of Access Paradox

      3:07
    • The Weakest Link and The Disgruntled Employee

      2:02
    • Cyberwarfare

      2:25
    • The Attack Against Estonia

      6:30
    • Stuxnet The Attack Against Iran

      4:30
    • The Sony Pictures Hack

      3:31
    • Biggest Myths of Online Security

      7:01
    • A Sample BYOD Policy

      6:15
    • Conclusion

      1:48

About This Class

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. 

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Excellent class, concise and comprehensive lectures notes, with great videos and illustrations for greater clarity and explanation. One of the most complete beginners guide/class to information and cyber security people.

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Alexander Oni

The Web Monkey Academy

Hi there and welcome to the Web Monkey Academy on Skillshare. I am a professional web developer living in the United States of America.

I have been building websites for the past 7 years now and have been working exclusively with WordPress for almost 4 years.

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

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