Assets, Threats, and Vulnerabilities


Last updated on April 22, 2024 9:00 am

Gain essential cybersecurity skills with the Google Cybersecurity Certificate. Learn about assets, threats, and vulnerabilities, and how to protect valuable information. Prepare for entry-level roles and stay ahead of security breaches. No experience required. Enroll now!

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This is the fifth course in the Google Cybersecurity Certificate. These courses will equip you with the skills you need to apply for an entry-level cybersecurity job. You’ll build on your understanding of the topics that were introduced in the fourth Google Cybersecurity Certificate course.

In this course, you will explore the concepts of assets, threats, and vulnerabilities. First, you’ll build an understanding of how assets are classified. Next, you will become familiar with common threats and vulnerabilities, and the security controls used by organizations to protect valuable information and mitigate risk. You will develop an attacker mindset by practicing the threat modeling process, and you’ll learn tactics for staying ahead of security breaches.
Google employees who currently work in cybersecurity will guide you through videos, provide hands-on activities and examples that simulate common cybersecurity tasks, and help you build your skills to prepare for jobs.
Learners who complete this certificate will be equipped to apply for entry-level cybersecurity roles. No previous experience is necessary.
By the end of this course, you will:
– Learn effective data handling processes.
– Discuss the role of encryption and hashing in securing assets.
– Describe how to effectively use authentication and authorization.
– Explain how common vulnerability exposures are identified by MITRE.
– Analyze an attack surface to find risks and vulnerabilities.
– Identify threats, such as social engineering, malware, and web-based exploits.
– Summarize the threat modeling process.

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