Cyber Security Basics: A Hands-on Approach

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Are you tired of hearing that your computer has a virus? Or that your email account has been hacked? Now, is the time for you to protect yourself by understanding the basics of cyber security.

This computer science course presents an introduction to cyber security showing different aspects of this discipline. You will learn what the main existing cyber security threats are and how to protect yourself against them. The course presents a practical approach in which all required material will be provided to allow you to better understand attacks and establish appropriate countermeasures.

Taught by instructors with years of experience in the field of computer security, this course will pave the way to the security area of IT-related professions.

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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 4 months ago
Very good course to be introduced to cybersecurity. You get uptodate quickly with the toppics because the teachers explain very well. Congratulations to them :D
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
Very interesting course and very nice teachers. I would like that there were more courses like this since I have done quite a few but with less details and contents. Congrats to the team
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6/10 starsDropped
2 years, 5 months ago
The subject is very interesting and very informative. In my opinion the course needs a better preparation: I've spent a lot of time trying to install some of the tools mentioned in the first part of the course - without any success. The install hints given were not useful. At a certain juncture I've also decided to stop doing the knowledge checks and the exams because I spent more time trying to figure out what the author of the question intended than on the actual subject itself.
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
Thank you very much for this course. In my opinion the content is very interesting and useful. In particular, thanks to the teachers; they make complicated concepts easy to understand.
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10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
This is one of the best courses that I have taken on EdX. I have been searching for a "Security" course for a long time and this is one of the bests ... it covers all the main basic concepts on security ... you will learn about cybersecurity, computer forensics, reverse engineering, malware, xss, sqli, etc etc ... don't get confused, although this course is oriented for basic and fundamental topics on security, it has a lot of knowledge from security experts. Very practical course, not only theoretical. I'm definitely looking forward from more course by UC3M.
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Tamas Szucs

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
Hi! The course was very good. The use of open source software tools was particularly useful. I hope you will continue.
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8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
This was a really useful course for someone unfamiliar with the forensics tools out there. I applaud the effort that went into the conception and execution of this course.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 6 months ago
This Course content is really amazing especially for the beginners, All the modules are quite easy and comprehensive, Thanks for creating such Course !!
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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 6 months ago
I found this course as useful, i have no academic knowledge in this field but would like to gain professional skills.
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