• Course Code:  GC05

  • Term:  Fall 2015

  • Open for Enrollment

  • Self-paced

  • Course Author(s)
    The Great Courses

Thinking about Cybersecurity: Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare

Fall 2015

  • The great courses
    The Great Courses

Course Summary


Thinking about Cybersecurity: Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare




Cyberspace is the 21st century's greatest engine of change. Telecommunications, commercial and financial systems, government operations, food production - virtually every aspect of global civilization now depends on interconnected cyber systems to operate; systems that have helped advance medicine, streamline everyday commerce, and so much more.

Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare is your guide to understanding the intricate nature of this pressing subject. Delivered by cyber security expert and professor Paul Rosenzweig, these lessons will open your eyes to the structure of the Internet, the unique dangers it breeds, and the ways we're learning how to understand, manage, and reduce these dangers.

In addition, Professor Rosenzweig offers sensible tips on how best to protect yourself, your network, or your business from attack or data loss. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this course are those of the professor and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.

What are the requirements?

 No prior knowledge is required

What am I going to get from this course?

Over 20 lectures and 1.5 hours of content!

Gain new insights into how vulnerable we really are to cyber attacks.

Get a better understanding of the advantages, complexities and threats of the cyber world.

Learn to identify specific threats including Botnets, Slave Zombies, Command and Control, Spiders, Web Crawlers, Trojan attacks, APTs, and Logic Bombs.

Trace the steps of scam artists to see how cyber crimes are perpetrated and understand how to protect yourself from cyber attacks.

Learn the latest tips and techniques for safeguarding all your personal information, learn how to defend your networks, and see how security systems work.


What is the target audience?

This course offers the essential knowledge for anyone who wants to be literate about cyber security issues in the 21st century.



Excellent for beginners and experts alike.


Assumed Knowledge:

microphone There is no assumed knowledge or prerequisites for taking this course. 



microphone This is a completely online course. The course consists of video lectures. The expert advice by professionals in this course will assist one from not being a victim of Cyber crime while surfing online. 



microphone This is a self-paced course, and the lessons can be completed at your own rate.



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