Best Free Cyber Security Courses

Find the best online Free Cyber Security Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Cyber Security Course for Beginners – Level 01

Learn the Security Fundamentals required for your everyday online presence.

Created by FourthWall Technologies - A new age Cyber Security Firm

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Students: 110359, Price: Free

Cyber Security is one in every of cutting-edge most up to date profession fields. This course will provide a wide overview of Cyber Security concepts and practices. Beginning with underlying fundamentals of cyber security, additional lessons discover centre technologies along with encryption, sandboxing, and antiviruses. Securing your Wordpress website and your online identity is likewise featured, as are secure online transactions, email security, and how to conduct cyber activities. 

The course unfolds over 15 video training and supplemental substances.We will be constantly adding new videos into this Course. Videos include the understanding of the security concepts and talk on making the non-technical users of the internet understand the realm of cyber security and understand how to protect their online identity. The Studying is self-paced, however the complete series may be experienced in about one weeks. And moreover we have made sure to add topics that would help the general public to understand the basics of Cyber Security in order to protect themselves from the predators of the internet.

Build Your Own Cyber Lab at Home

Learn new software and hacking techniques with your own lab

Created by Kyle Slosek - IT Security Ninja - CISSP, GCIH, GPEN, GWAPT, GXPN

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Students: 83671, Price: Free

Have you ever wanted to learn a new technology or software but been unable to because you don't have the required hardware to run it? Well you are in luck, in the "Build Your Own Cyber Lab at Home" course you will learn how to build a lab from the existing hardware you have. By taking this course you will learn a framework to learn new skills, technology and software for jobs in either the IT or Cyber Security fields.

The technology field changes so rapidly, it can be hard to keep up with the new software systems. The way that the best professionals stay on top of their field is by constantly practicing and learning and an IT lab is how you stay ahead!

This course is broken down in to 3 main modules:

  1. Plan Your Lab
  2. Build Your Lab
  3. Use Your Lab

[NEW] Cyber Security 2020

web security and clever attacks, defenses, and techniques for writing secure code

Created by Daniel Arzuaga - Daniel Arzuaga: Programer, Dr, Esq, Chief Engineer at NASA

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Students: 47135, Price: Free

This course is a comprehensive overview of web security. The goal is to build an understanding of the most common web attacks and their countermeasures. Given the pervasive insecurity of the modern web landscape, there is a pressing need for programmers and system designers improve their understanding of web security issues.

We'll be covering the fundamentals as well as the state-of-the-art in web security.

Topics include: Principles of web security, attacks and countermeasures, the browser security model, web app vulnerabilities, injection, denial-of-service, TLS attacks, privacy, fingerprinting, same-origin policy, cross site scripting, authentication, JavaScript security, emerging threats, defense-in-depth, and techniques for writing secure code. Course projects include writing security exploits, defending insecure web apps, and implementing emerging web standards.

Security Awareness Campaigns (Lite)

This is the "lite" version of Security Awareness Campaigns and is meant to give you an idea of the full course.

Created by Michael Goedeker - Cyber Security Researcher, Speaker & Trainer, M.Sc. CISSP

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Students: 38109, Price: Free

Security Awareness Campaigns is about the components and reality of what makes awareness campaigns successful and which components are needed in it. This course will cover the basics of a security awareness campaign that is aimed at increasing security levels by addressing social engineering attacks and communicating the basics of awareness and threats companies face today.

Learn the basic concepts of security awareness campaigns, quickly and easily!

This course goes through relevant research into successful and failed attempts at increasing awareness, also going through complex standards and making them simple and easy to understand.

The full version gives you research, tips and information you need to be successful in creating your own security awareness campaign.

There are over 22 lectures in the full version that cover:

  • Introduction to security awareness campaigns
  • What components are needed
  • Security Drivers
  • Vulnerabilities that companies face
  • Business value of campaigns
  • Components of the awareness campaign
  • Security Policy
  • Laptop and Desktop
  • Mobile Devices
  • Data Security and Encryption
  • Incident Response
  • Change Management
  • Security Organization
  • How awareness mitigates risks
  • Practical examples of how awareness has stopped attacks in reality

This course goes through materials and actual projects and gives you the simple scoop on how to create great awareness campaigns that work and which elements you can use in your awareness campaign. It also goes through information that is also important for everyone to know, even if you do not create an awareness campaign, it will help you understand basic concepts.

Cyber Security Threat Intelligence Researcher Preview

Learn to intelligently detect and take down cyber threats

Created by CyberTraining 365 - Best Selling Instructors, 70,000+ Students

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Students: 36068, Price: Free

Welcome to this FREE course preview of the Cyber Security Threat Intelligence Researcher Certification.

The Cyber Security Threat Intelligence Researcher Certification will help you acquire the skills needed to find out who is behind an attack, what the specific threat group is, the nation from which the attack is being launched, as well as techniques being used to launch this attack.

You will know how to take a small piece of malware, find out who is responsible for launching it, the threat actor location and also how to take down that threat actor, with the support of your local law enforcement.

In today’s cyber security landscape, it isn't possible to prevent every attacks. Today’s attackers have significant funding, are patient, sophisticated, and target vulnerabilities in people and processes as well as technologies. With organizations increasingly relying on digitized information and sharing vast amounts of data across the globe, they have become easier targets for many different forms of attack. As a result, every company’s day-to-day operations, data and intellectual property are seriously at risk. In a corporate context, a cyber attack can not only damage your brand and reputation, it can also result in loss of competitive advantage, create legal/regulatory noncompliance and cause steep financial damage.

Today’s secure environment will have vulnerabilities in it tomorrow, so an organization cannot allow itself to become complacent. There is only so much an organization can do by defending itself against threats that have already occurred. If an organization only reacts to new threats as they come up, are likely acting too late. It is important to understand and prioritize cyber threat intelligence processes, and how they can be integrated into an organization’s security operations in a way that adds value. 

Cyber threat intelligence (CTI) is an advanced process enabling organizations to gather valuable insights based on analysis of contextual and situational risks. These processes can be tailored to the organization’s specific threat landscape, industry and market. This intelligence can make a significant difference to organizations' abilities to anticipate breaches before they occur. Giving organizations the ability to respond quickly, decisively and effectively to confirmed breaches allows them to proactively maneuver defense mechanisms into place, prior to and during the attack.

In this course, we’ll introduce you to the 8 phases of threat intelligence:

  • Hunting - The goal of hunting is to establish techniques to collect samples from different sources that help to start profiling malicious threat actors.
  • Features Extraction - The goal of Features Extraction is to identify unique Static features in the binaries that help to classify them into a specific malicious group.
  • Behavior Extraction - The goal of Behavior Extraction is to identify unique Dynamic features in the binaries that help to classify them into a specific malicious group.
  • Clustering and Correlation -  The goal of Clustering and Correlation is to classify malware based on Features and Behavior extracted and correlate the information to understand the attack flow.
  • Threat Actor Attribution - The goal of Threat Actors is to locate the threat actors behind the malicious clusters identified.
  • Tracking - The goal of tracking is to anticipate new attacks and identify new variants proactively.
  • Taking Down - The goal of Taking down is to Dismantled Organized Crime Operations.

Certified Security Analyst Training Preview

Learn the pillars of information security and need for security analysis.

Created by CyberTraining 365 - Best Selling Instructors, 70,000+ Students

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Students: 28679, Price: Free

This course is designed for anyone who wants an understanding of information security analysis. More than ever, information security analysts are needed to rescue business when they have been breached as well as put in the controls and countermeasures to prevent cyber-attacks.

Learn the pillars of information security and need for security analysis.

This course will go over the following information security concepts:

  • Security and Information Technology Security - Defending information from unauthorized access use, Disclosure, Disruption, Modification, Perusal, Inspection, Recording or destruction.
  • Pillars of Information Security – 
    • Confidentiality - a state of secrecy or keeping secrets
    • Integrity - protecting information from being modified by unauthorized parties.
    • Authentication - It's the process of determining whether someone or something is, in fact, who or what it is or they are declared to be.
    • Authorization - Authorization is the process of giving someone permission to do or have something.
    • Availability - ensuring that authorized parties are able to access the information when needed.
    • Non-Repudiation - ensure that a transferred message has been sent and received by the parties claiming to have sent and received the message.
  • Security Analysis and the need for Security Analysis
    • Concerning Elements – Theft, Fraud/Forgery, Unauthorized Information Access, Interception / Modification of Data, Data Loss.
    • Major assets to protect – Your assets, your network infrastructure, your personal data, availability of your networks, your credentials.

Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Protect Against Social Engineering and Phising Scams with Social Media Security Awareness Training

Created by Eric Schwartzman - Digital Marketing Consultant

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Students: 26654, Price: Free

Learn Best Practices for Stopping Data Breaches, Fraud and Identity Theft

Even the best cybersecurity software con’t stop you from choosing a weak password, clicking a bad link or installing a social networking app that snoops into your address book, calendar or geodata.

And that’s not all. With cybercrime and corporate espionage on the rise, we’ve entered the age where even private digital correspondence should be created to withstand public scrutiny. This course teaches you how.

The risks are everywhere. 11.5 million people are victims of identity fraud each year and that number is rising. And it takes 330 hours, on average, to repair the damage.

Protect yourself, your family and your work. Get this introductory course right now and learn how to safeguard your data and reputation.

Mobile Cybersecurity Awareness

Learn How to Prevent Data Breaches, Identity Theft and Fraud via Smartphones, Laptops and Tablets

Created by Eric Schwartzman - Digital Marketing Consultant

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Students: 25041, Price: Free

In a world where smartphones store gigabytes or personally identifiable information, human error remains the single biggest threat to the security of your information.

Not taking the cybersecurity precautions covered in this course when you use a smartphone has become riskier than ever.

While no one is 100% secure against a mobile attack, there’s a lot you can do to discourage thieves and hackers from targeting you, your family, friends or colleagues.

All it takes is one wrong click for you to become a victim of identity theft, fraud or a data breach. If your kids, loved ones or coworkers use your mobile device, this course is for them too.

The Art of Hacking Humans: Intro to Social Engineering

A beginner's guide to social engineering and techniques

Created by Dauda Sule - Cyber security enthusiast

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Students: 20815, Price: Free

We are constantly exposed to various threats regarding our information in this day-and-age. We are becoming more and more connected to networks like the Internet with a lot of our daily activities - both and work and play - revolve around a digital device or platform or the other; this increases our vulnerability to compromise by malicious attackers. A very common method used by malicious attackers to compromise information and information systems is social engineering. This takes advantage of human weakness to initiate or execute an attack or breach.

This course seeks to give a basic overview of social engineering to the beginner. It introduces the concept of social engineering and some common social engineering techniques, and how these techniques can be used to manipulate victims resulting in compromise.

Note: Although email addresses are generally redacted in sample social engineering messages shown in the course, bear in mind that any email address and names of apparent senders of such messages contained herein might be hacked. That is to say the names and email addresses that appear might belong to innocent people, but might have been hijacked.

Cybersecurity Training for New Hires: By Next Dimension

Stand out from the crowd as you enter the workforce! Practice Good Cyber Hygiene.

Created by Brandy Coulsey - Marketing and Vendor Relations Manager

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Students: 10944, Price: Free

Next Dimension has teamed up with KnowBe4 and Build A Dream to create this online cybersecurity best practices course. 

This course will help you practice good cyber hygiene as you enter the workforce in a co-op, internship, or entry level capacity.  In this course we cover lessons in Password Management, Malware in the Workplace, and Email and Attachments.

Password Management: do you know how to create a strong password that is easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess?

Malware in the Workplace: do you know what to look for? How can you keep yourself protected from fishy activity?

Email and Attachments: these are two critical elements used hundreds of times a day.  They are also one of the easiest ways to infiltrate a corporate network if the infected email reaches an uneducated target!

Take a screen grab of your completed course and add it to your resume.  Stand out from the resume crowd and show potential employers that you know how to practice good cyber hygiene on their corporate network!

Next Dimension is a leading CIO Strategist firm with a proven strategic roadmap framework.  We work with private organizations across North America to encourage Digital Leadership, complete their Digital Transformation, and manage Digital Optimization.  More information about Next Dimension can be found at Next Dimension Inc dot com.

Staying Safe Online: Cyber Security Best Practices for Kids

Insight into cybersecurity attacks and tips and tricks that will keep you safe in your online interactions.

Created by Pranav Patil - Cybersecurity competitor and teacher. Founder of Kyber.

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Students: 8706, Price: Free

It's not personal, kid. Hundreds of millions of people lose their personal information to hacks, but by following good cybersecurity practices, you can stay safe.

It's essential for any kids going online to understand the cybersecurity attacks that happen everyday. This hour-long course is perfect for kids as they start using YouTube, social media, playing video games, and more.

Cyber Security Incident Response

Effectively respond to Cyber Security incidents

Created by Dawn Kellum - Cyber Security Instructor/Senior Cyber Security Consultant

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Students: 7003, Price: Free

NEW 2019 Hacking Tools Lecture added! Prevent hacking-related incidents by finding vulnerabilities in your systems before malicious users and cyber criminals with Hacking Tools! NEW updated assignment added!!  This course will teach you how to effectively respond to Cyber Security incidents as recommended by the United States Department of Defense, FBI Infragard and experienced Information Security professionals.The curriculum includes, but is not limited to, learning the fundamentals of incident response, establishing requirements, setting up operations, communicating effectively, making operations in place work effectively, legal and law enforcement involvement, training and awareness, etc.

Learn what roles are needed to manage an incident response team. Given the frequency and complexity
of today's cyber attacks, incident response is a critical function for
organizations. Incident response is the last line of defense. Detecting and efficiently responding to incidents requires strong management processes, and managing an incident response team requires special skills and knowledge.

How does the Internet work & Networking Crash Course

How does the internet work?' for visual learning lovers (Animated Approach)-Prerequisite for Hack, Cyber Security, IT

Created by Ian Frost - Computer Scientist

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Students: 3865, Price: Free

The internet is a part of our daily life and we use it constantly. But what is the internet? Have you ever really thought about it? Have you ever wondered what happens in the background when you enter a web page? If your answer to all these questions is yes, you are definitely looking at the right course. In this course, I assume you don't know anything, and I'm slowly explaining what the internet is. You don't need any prior knowledge to follow this course, since this course tells you everything from scratch.

The internet is actually more than what appears. I think everyone who uses the internet should know its basic features. Everyone who uses the Internet needs to know the ISP. Everyone who uses the Internet needs to know that the internet is actually cables spread all over the world. And in this course, we will go on a journey together and we will look at all these concepts in a very visual way. You will see exactly how the Internet works. And from now on, when you make an operation on the internet, you will feel much more knowledgeable.

Regardless of your age or profession, this course is for everyone. Just enroll and enjoy the videos. You will absolutely understand what the internet is when you finish this course.

Cybersecurity 101: Adopting A Security Mindset

Learn about cybersecurity!

Created by Jordan Sauchuk - Senior AI Advisor & Cybersecurity Engineer

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Students: 3648, Price: Free

Every cybersecurity engineer, analyst, penetration tester, or operator within the domain all have learned core concepts throughout their career, but these concepts can range depending on the area of expertise. For those interested in working in this field, or who want to apply cybersecurity knowledge to their careers, it can be a challenge to start with some foundational material.

Enter Cybersecurity 101: Adopting A Security Mindset. Led by AI & Cybersecurity expert Jordan Sauchuk, this course is designed to get you up to speed with core and foundational cybersecurity material. It's intended to help get you started thinking with a security mindset and to keep cybersecurity principles in mind, no matter the domain that you work in. You will also be able to obtain hands experience setting up, deploying, and finding a vulnerability in a Capture The Flag exercise or CTF.

Your Cybersecurity 101 path will cover the following steps:

  • A foundational intro to cybersecurity terms

  • Core areas to help you become familiar with different operations

  • Powerful Resources

  • The Inspector

  • Setting up your very own CTF

  • Discovering a vulnerability/flag in a CTF

This is a completely free course to help you get started, and you will find useful information throughout each lecture and section.

Are you ready to start your path toward a cybersecurity career or to deploy cybersecurity skills to your job? Enroll now completely free!

See you in the classroom.

Cybersecurity Awareness Training

An absolute beginners guide to understanding and avoiding cyber crime.

Created by Juan Saldana - IT Director, Instructor, and Graduate Student

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Students: 3264, Price: Free

We live in a connected world, where we access the internet on multiple devices.  A world where cybercrime is on the rise and unfortunately cyber awareness has not risen to match.  This lack of cyber awareness has made victims of many internet users.  This course aims to raise awareness of common techniques used by cybercriminals to compromise unsuspecting internet users.

This course is designed using a Microlearning approach, to teach short-term-focused strategies to learners that simply don't have the time to take a course that lasts several hours.  Allowing learners to take this course during their spare time and at their own pace with quick assessments to gauge their understanding of the content.

23 NYCRR Part 500

New York Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation

Created by Victorianne Musonza - Privacy Expert

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Students: 3185, Price: Free

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) 23 NYCRR 500 regulation requires institutions regulated by DFS to establish and maintain a cybersecurity programs. This course exposes the student to relevant information security concepts and cyber security program implementation points. This course is for people with a basic understanding of cybersecurity and privacy concepts.

Cyber Security Training for Absolute Beginners

Understand the Cybersecurity Industry. Learn about various Job Roles, Certifications, Salaries & Career Paths

Created by Irfan Shakeel - Cyber Security Trainer

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Students: 2320, Price: Free

This “Cybersecurity training course for beginners” does not discuss ethical hacking tools or tips. Instead, it focuses on cybersecurity industry and the steps to excel in the Cyber security industry. Learners will understand the entire industry, and they will also learn about the most desirable and sought-after skills.

First of all, it discusses the concept of cybersecurity, and how it is different than ethical hacking and information security. Learners will learn the CIA triad, 2A’s, non-repudiation, and other core concepts; then, it discusses the top 10 cybersecurity job roles, salaries, and the required certifications to get on these positions. Additionally, understand the idea of information protection, and how it goes along with cybersecurity. Also, it covers how physical security incorporates with the cybersecurity strategy and plans.

Apprentices will explore the tools and techniques to analyze cybersecurity job market; they will also learn to position them accordingly. The course discusses the concept of mentoring and networking; it also focuses on the core skills that an individual must possess to grow in this industry.

Finally, the roadmap will be discussed with learners; they will learn how to reshape their cybersecurity careers. Apart from this, this course lets learners connect and share the learning. It’s a win-win for everyone.

Cyber Security Training Course

This is an average guide for Apple and Windows users on how to maximize your device & browser security settings.

Created by Tony Espinosa - I'm passionate about education and shared learning.

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Students: 1998, Price: Free

In this course you will learn about Firewalls, Data Encryption, Two Factor Verification, Algebraic Passwords and Disabling Old Internet Devices. The purpose is to help users learn how to increase their security by changing their device and browser security settings.

There are 5 short modules, a competency test and a survey.

The test will measure your abilities to implement the security solutions and it will test the effectiveness of this training course.

Afterwards theres a short survey, please fill it out so I can receive feedback specific to cyber security.

Thank you for choosing this training course and have a great day!

Cyber Security Fundamentals

Cyber Security Fundamentals

Created by Dhananjay M.Kanade - Engineer

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Students: 1966, Price: Free

Security Basics

  • Elements of Information

    Security

  • Cyber Security introduction

  • Data Encryption Standard

  • Digital Signature

  • Secure Electronic Transaction

  • Intrusion Detection System.

  • Firewall Basics

Course Outcome

Summarize principle concepts, basic approaches in information and cyber security.

Estimate the security protections and limitations provided by existing Data Encryption Technology

Interpret Public key Cryptography and its Management

Analyze threats in order to protect or defend it in cyberspace from cyber-attacks.

You must have heard of the word cyber security, making headlines in the news, internet, social media, IT forums, etc. However, has it ever occurred to you that what is cyber security or why does the security administrator of your organization keep on talking about the importance of cyber security?

Fundamentally, cyber security is the body of technology, process, and practice, designed to protect systems, networks, programs, and data from cyber risks like cyber attacks, damage, or unauthorized access. It is also referred to as information technology security. With cyber attacks evolving today as a danger to organizations, employees and customers, cyber security plays a very crucial role in prevention against such security threats.

As we have entered into this new decade, we can already see new challenges arising in cyber security since day one! It is no surprise to see that cyber security is constantly on a rise and there is a lot in store for the near future. Today, companies have become more technologically reliant than ever and the trend doesn’t seem to stop. Rather, it looks like this technological reliance will keep evolving in the long term.

Almost every organization nowadays, uses cloud storage services like Dropbox or Google Drive to store their confidential data and sensitive information. If not taken proper online security measures, this data present online can easily be exploited by cyber criminals.

Military English. Professional development.

Part 1. CyberSecurity on Military

Created by Marina Hrabar - Consultant/trainer

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Students: 1627, Price: Free

Learning English for Purposes.- individual- learning in teams.

In Case studies the skills are learned through facilitation, rather than presentation.

Supported by the coursebook.

Part 1. CyberSecurity on Military

This part aims to address cybersecurity broadly but in sufficient depth that non-technical experts will develop a more complete picture of the technological issues and technology experts will more completely appreciate national and international security policy and defense policy implications.

The rapid and unrelenting pace of changes and challenges in cybersecurity was the driving force that prompted the ESCWG to request this curriculum effort, in accordance with NATO’s increased emphasis on improving cybersecurity awareness, preparedness, and resilience.

- Cyberspace and the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

-  Risk Vectors

Some learners do not have enough background knowledge to understand information (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet Marketing/Blogging can`t Help here).

21st Century Skill Development.

Speaking Club Function.

- Hacking-framework

- Create a Hacker Curriculum

- An Introduction to Internet Infrastructure. Reading skills.

- Put yourself into hackers

- Learning by Doing, In the Army Now

- Why do we need to encrypt data?

- Revision

Supported by the coursebook " Military English. Learning by doing.: Professional development. Case studies." by Marina Hrabar.  Paperback: 246 pages

  • Publisher: Independently published (May 8, 2020)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-13: 979-8650022886

Visual Reading. Digital versions of printed books. It provides practical insights that the reader can implement easily and achieve results. At the end of each unit, there is a vocabulary section so as each student could review the specific military terminology and the information.

* English Level from B2