Building a Cybersecurity Toolkit

Online Course

Building a Cybersecurity Toolkit

What is the course about?

Building a Cybersecurity Toolkit
The course Building a Cybersecurity Toolkit is an online class provided by University of Washington through edX. The skill level of the course is Introductory. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Develop a set of skills and characteristics that expand beyond technical proficiency to become a successful cybersecurity professional.
Course description
Technologies are always being defeated. If you own an information asset that’s valuable enough to the right adversary, it’s only a matter of time before there’s a breach. Today’s technologies attempt to keep adversaries out, but the sad fact is they will inevitably be defeated. This means a successful cybersecurity professional needs to have an expanded arsenal in their toolkit that extends far beyond technical proficiency. Cybersecurity professionals need to be agile, multifunctional, flexible, and dynamic given how quickly things can change. They need to be able to adapt to change and problem solve quickly, have diverse knowledge to perform many activities, respond to new threats and shift priorities to meet the challenge of the day. The purpose of this course is to give learners insight into these type of characteristics and skills needed for cybersecurity jobs and to provide a realistic outlook on what they really need to add to their “toolkits” – a set of skills that is constantly evolving, not all technical, but fundamentally rooted in problem-solving. Students will learn from thought leaders from both the academic and practitioner communities.

Prerequisites & Facts

Building a Cybersecurity Toolkit

Course Topic

Computer Science

University, College, Institution

University of Washington

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Building a Cybersecurity Toolkit

To obtain a verified certificate from edX / University of Washington you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate (99.00 USD) or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: University of Washington
Topic: Computer Science
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