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Cybersecurity - Point of Inception

Bottom line: you can’t talk about cyber-resilience without first and foremost exploring cybersecurity. The objective of this third core course is to provide you with a global and holistic survey of, and a practical approach to, the different types of ecosystems and architectures of cybersecurity. In this course, you’ll acquaint yourself with the various technical and operational layers that comprise cybersecurity as well as the flux of information and raw data, and the components of digital footprints.

This course will also provide you with the key principles and actions necessary to overcome the challenges of conceptualizing and implementing IT architecture in cybersecurity environments, no matter what the field or industry.

In terms of specific content, you’ll learn and master the following operations.

Critical Evaluation

Before modifying or upgrading any existing security system, it’s vital that you carry out a thorough critical analysis of the system itself to ascertain its strengths and weaknesses, and to identify what works and what doesn’t. The objective of this is to implement the most reliable and effective system possible.

Analysis of the Flux of information and Raw Data

Human oversight or error is the most common cause of flaws or weaknesses in a system. Oftentimes, personnel may inadvertently cause a breach in the system that cybercriminals know how to exploit to infiltrate the system and wreak havoc on it. For that reason and many more, one of the most important tasks you’ll perform as a cyber-resilience expert is to conduct a detailed and thorough analysis of the information and raw data pathways of a given system to ensure you make it as secure as possible.

Detection of Suspicious Behaviour within the Organization

As mentioned, the human element can be at the heart of a system breach, but it is not always accidental. Unfortunately, employees themselves have been known to steal sensitive information and raw data. So, it’s incumbent on the cyber-resilience expert to ensure that sensitive data is treated ethically and to be vigilant in identifying suspicious behaviour or unusual patterns among users of the system.

Creation and Optimisation of Cybersecurity Strategies

A key role of the cyber-resilience expert is to establish strategies to control and safeguard data and to constantly troubleshoot and optimize those strategies. Because computer and information technologies are subject to constant, fast-paced change, remaining vigilant and up-to-date with that evolution is essential to success.

This is the third and last of the core courses. It completes the general overview of cyber-resilience and equips you with the tools you need to move to the next step: choosing one of two possible pathways depending on your desires and area of interest: PROACTIVITY or REACTIVITY.

Ready to make your choice? Want to learn more?

 

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