Fundamentals of Computer Network Security Specialization

This specialization in intended for IT professionals, computer programmers, managers, IT security professionals who like to move up ladder, who are seeking to develop network system security skills. Through four courses, we will cover the Design and Analyze Secure Networked Systems, Develop Secure Programs with Basic Cryptography and Crypto API, Hacking and Patching Web Applications, Perform Penetration Testing, and Secure Networked Systems with Firewall and IDS, which will prepare you to perform tasks as Cyber Security Engineer, IT Security Analyst, and Cyber Security Analyst.
The learning outcomes of this specialization include:
you should be able to create public/private keys, certificate requests, install/sign/verify them for web server and client authentication, secure emails, and code signing.
you should be able to write secure web apps with Crypto API to implement the confidentiality, integrity, and availability basic security services.
you should be able to hack web applications with vulnerabilities and patch them.
you should be able to apply penetration testing tool to exploit vulnerable systems.
you should be able to crack passwords given the hashes in password file using AWS P2 GPU.
you should be able to configure firewall and IDS for secure network systems
you should be able to specify effective security policies and implement efficient enforcement procedures by applying security design principles for securing network systems.

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Secure Networked System with Firewall and IDS (Coursera)

In this MOOC, we will focus on learning how network systems are secured using firewalls and IDS. This will include understanding the basic components of network security, constructing a dual-firewall DMZ, and defining security policies to implement and enforce these rules. Building upon these lessons we will [...]

Hacking and Patching (Coursera)

In this MOOC, you will learn how to hack web apps with command injection vulnerabilities in a web site of your AWS Linux instance. You will learn how to search valuable information on a typical Linux systems with LAMP services, and deposit and hide Trojans for future [...]

Basic Cryptography and Programming with Crypto API (Coursera)

In this MOOC, we will learn the basic concepts and principles of crytography, apply basic cryptoanalysis to decrypt messages encrypted with mono-alphabetic substitution cipher, and discuss the strongest encryption technique of the one-time-pad and related quantum key distribution systems. We will also learn the efficient symmetric key cryptography [...]

Design and Analyze Secure Networked Systems (Coursera)

In this MOOC, we will learn the basic cyber security concepts, how to identify vulnerabilities/threat in a network system. We will apply CIA basic security services in the triage of recent cyberattack incidents, such as OPM data breach. We will learn the risk management framework for analyzing [...]