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Last updated on 3/31/22

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Course introduction

Cybersecurity incidents were almost unheard of in the press a mere decade or so ago, but now they’re always in the headlines. The incidents seem to be getting more and more serious—we used to hear about thousands of passwords being stolen from companies with databases holding user login information, but nowadays, it’s hundreds of millions of passwords, if not billions!

And it doesn’t stop there. Now that everyone stores data online, an ever-increasing amount of private information is vulnerable to leaks. Companies have had their clients’ addresses stolen or their emails shared on the internet for the whole world to see, and hospitals that haven’t invested in their IT security have been brought to a standstill!

In this introductory course, you’ll understand why companies and governments are increasingly concerned about cybersecurity… and you’ll see that they’re having real trouble recruiting specialists in this field!

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