Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
Learn the Cybersecurity fundamentals that will lay a foundation for securing your technology and personal life from dangerous cyber threats.
Includes Cyber Attacks, Social Engineering, Threat Actors, Third-Party Risks, Intelligence Sources, and more.
Time to complete4 weeks
Certificate of completionYes
About this skill path
How do hackers gain access to a system? What is ransomware and why is it so dangerous? Does the average person need to be worried, or are only large companies at risk from threat actors? Using CompTIA’s Security+ Certification as a guide, learn the strategies attackers use, who these attackers are, and how you can strive to stay one step ahead.
Skills you'll gain
- Learn social engineering techniques
- Identify types of common cyber attacks
- Explore security assessment strategies
Syllabus5 units • 4 lessons • 0 projects • 10 quizzes
Welcome to the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Skill Path
Start your Cybersecurity journey by learning key fundamentals.
Learn about WHY we should care about Cybersecurity as well as some avenues to enter Cybersecurity.
Learn about common Cyber Attacks.
Cybersecurity Assessment and Research
Learn about Threat Actors as well as ways to assess and research security.
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