Introduction to Cybersecurity

Learn about the fast-growing field of cybersecurity and how to protect your data and information from digital attacks.

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    Approx. 6 hours
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About this course

Cybersecurity involves everyone and every entity — from you and your neighbors to organizations and companies to governments. It’s considered a fundamental necessity, and in this introduction to cybersecurity course, you’ll learn how to protect yourself and others from online attacks. This is a great starting point for anyone interested in learning cybersecurity but not sure where to start.


2 lessons • 1 projects • 3 quizzes
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Meet the creator of the course
Sarai Fernandez
Computer Science Domain Manager at Codecademy
Sarai is the Computer Science Domain Manager at Codecademy. Sarai has a B.S. in Symbolic Systems with a Human Computer Interaction Concentration from Stanford University. While much of her technical knowledge comes from the courses she took in college, she learned Python from Codecademy!

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  • I recommend this course for anyone unsure where to begin in IT work. Cybersecurity offers practical information that can be applied to everyday life, while also allowing a peak into the terminology, practices, and procedures used in the IT field.
    Justin B.
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  • As an introduction to the field of cybersecurity, my opinion is that this course is both fabulous and necessary for anyone who uses a PC or smartphone in any field.
    Andrés M.
    Verified Learner
  • Very well written and easy to follow along. Explained a lot of different topics that I could understand as a complete beginner to cybersecurity including how Firewalls actually work and how to monitor data being sent on your network.
    Shahbaz F.
    Verified Learner

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