Course Description

  • What are the course objectives?

    In this Introduction to Cyber Security training course, you will gain a comprehensive overview of cybersecurity principles and concepts and learn the challenges of designing a security program. You will hear about evolving new threats such as social engineering attacks and learn how to mitigate their impact on organizational security. And you will be taught to develop and manage an Information Security Program, perform business impact analysis, and carry out disaster recovery testing.

  • What are the career benefits of this course?

    The demand for cybersecurity experts has increased significantly over the last few years as companies become more dependent on the Internet and its vast facilities, and as data breaches, hacking and cyber crime reach new heights. The cyber security market is expected to grow from USD 152.71 billion in 2018 to USD 248.26 billion by 2023, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.2 per cent. The annual average salary of cybersecurity professionals ranges from $110,000-170,000 (Source: Glassdoor), and there are currently more than 43,000 cybersecurity positions available in the U.S. (Souce:

  • What skills will you learn from this Introduction to Cyber Security online course?

    Upon completion of this course, you will become familiar with cyber security methodologies and be able to:

    • Leverage an enhanced awareness of cybersecurity principles and concepts 
    • Analyze appropriate types of controls to counteract various threats
    • Combat social engineering attacks such as  phishing, malware, spyware, adware, ransomware and Bluetooth attacks
    • Determine and analyze software vulnerabilities and security solutions to reduce the risk of exploitation
    • Comprehend and execute risk management processes, risk treatment methods, and key risk and performance indicators
    • Develop and manage an information security program

  • Who should take this Introduction to Cyber Security online course?

    The course is ideal for professionals in any organizational role who wish to learn the fundamentals of cyber security and pursue a career in this booming field.  The course also caters to CxO level and middle management professionals who want to gain awareness of and address cyber risks.

  • What are the prerequisites for this Introduction to Cyber Security online course?

    There are no prerequisites to take this course. Anyone with an interest in the cyber security domain may take this course.

Course Preview

    • Lesson 1 - Course Introduction

      • 0.1 Course Introduction
    • Lesson 2 - Cybersecurity Fundamentals

      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
      • 1.3 Threat Actors, Attacks, and Mitigation
      • 1.4 Security Policies and Procedures
      • 1.5 Cybersecurity Mitigation Methods
      • 1.6 Key Takeaways
    • Lesson 3 - Enterprise Architecture and Components

      • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.2 Secure Architecture
      • 2.3 Wireless Networks
      • 2.4 Network Security Controls
      • 2.5 Cloud, Virtualization, BYOD, and IOT Security
      • 2.6 Security Testing
      • 2.7 Key Takeaways
    • Lesson 4 - Information System Governance and Risk Assessment

      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Information Security Governance
      • 3.3 Risk Management
      • 3.4 Information Security Programs
      • 3.5 Key Takeaways
    • Lesson 5 - Incident Management

      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 Developing an Incident Management and Response System
      • 4.3 Digital Forensics
      • 4.4 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
      • 4.5 Key Takeaways
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Exam & Certification

  • What do I need to do to unlock my Simplilearn certificate?

    To obtain the Introduction to Cyber Security course certification you must:

    • Complete the online self-learning course
    • Complete the course-end assessment with a minimum 80% score


    • How do I enroll for online training?

      You can enroll for this training on our website and make an online payment using any of the following options:
      ·     Visa Credit or Debit Card
      ·     MasterCard
      ·     American Express
      ·     Diner’s Club
      ·     PayPal
      Once payment is received you will automatically receive a payment receipt and access information via email.

    • Can I cancel my enrollment? Will I get a refund?

      Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, you can view our refund policy.

    • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

      We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We also have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

    • Disclaimer
    • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.