Introduction to Cybersecurity


Introduction to Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity: Learning About Its Importance and Common Threats, Attacks, and Weaknesses.

By Cisco Networking Academy

Cybersecurity Basics: Protecting Yourself Online

In today’s world, where billions of devices are connected online, new threats emerge constantly. This introductory course on cybersecurity is perfect for anyone interested in learning how to protect themselves online and on social media or considering a career in cybersecurity. You’ll explore cyber trends, threats, and how to safeguard your privacy online. No prior knowledge is required.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Understand what cybersecurity is and how it affects you.
  • Learn about common threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities.
  • Discover how businesses defend against cyber-attacks.
  • Explore job trends in cybersecurity and why it’s a growing field.


Experience interactive lessons with practice labs, activities, videos, and quizzes. Finish with a final exam to test your knowledge.


Join student forums to ask questions and connect with instructors and peers. Network with alumni on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Proof of Completion

Get a certificate, attendance statement, or digital badge when you finish. Share your accomplishments on social media or your resume.

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