Introduction to Cybersecurity

person icon David Clinton

Introduction to Cybersecurity

Understanding digital risk assessment, risk controls, and incident management

updated on icon Updated on Nov, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon David Clinton

architecture icon Cyber Security,Data Protection,Application Software,Project Management,IT & Software

Lectures -16

Duration -58 mins


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Course Description

In this self-paced course, you'll learn about the core principles driving modern cyber security operations. This course covers performing comprehensive risk assessments for your infrastructure, developing protocols for risk control, and building effective plans for incident management and recovery. It includes video presentations, exercises, learning checks and links to resources.

Who should take this course?

This course is intended for:

  • IT project managers looking to plan more secure deployments
  • System administrators looking to improve the security of their infrastructure
  • Application developers and admins responsible for infrastructure health
  • Individuals exploring a career in cyber security


What will you learn in this course:

  • Identify the greatest threats to your IT systems
  • Perform a risk assessment that's specific to your infrastructure
  • Understand the principles involved with applying risk controls to your systems
  • Understand the principles involved with incorporating external and internal security audits
  • Develop a full incident management plan
  • Create an incident recovery playbook


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • No pre-requisite knowledge or skills are needed for this course.
Introduction to Cybersecurity


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Implementing Cyber Security Tools and Methodologies
3 Lectures
  • play icon Welcome
  • play icon Introducing the Cyber Security Problem 05:05 05:05
  • play icon Extra Credit
Identifying the Modern Threat Environment
3 Lectures
Understanding Incident Prevention
4 Lectures
Preparing for Incident Response and Recovery
3 Lectures
Utilizing Resources and Opportunities
3 Lectures

Instructor Details

David Clinton

David Clinton

Linux System Administrator, AWS Solutions Architect, and Technology Content Provider: technology books and courseware

David Clinton is an AWS Solutions Architect and a Linux server administrator. He has written about and published training material (including books with Wiley/Sybex, Bootstrap IT, and Manning, and online courses on Pluralsight and Udemy) for many cutting edge technology subjects including Linux systems, Cloud Computing (in particular Amazon's AWS), container technologies like containers, data analytics, and DevOps tools. 

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