Foundations of Information Security

Stanford Center for Professional Development

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  • online
  • on demand

Stanford Center for Professional Development

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Who should attend

We recommend you have the equivalent of a BS in Computer Science and/or a background in security.

As our introductory course it is recommended for learners who are less familiar to begin the program here.

About the course

Learn the foundational skills needed to build a successful cyber security career. In this course, Neil Daswani will show you how to achieve basic security objectives (such as authentication, authorization, access control, confidentiality, data integrity and non-repudiation) by using secure systems and design principles. You’ll learn about major security breaches that have occurred over the years (think Target, JPMorganChase, Yahoo, and Equifax) and how to build countermeasures to defend against such attacks.

You’ll hear from experts like Professor Dan Boneh, one of the world’s leading minds on applied cryptography, Vint Cerf, co-creator of the internet, and industry security leaders from Google, LinkedIn, and LifeLock.

This course also features an interactive, virtual lab. In a controlled environment, you’ll be given an opportunity to identify flaws and manipulate systems. By understanding how these hacks are executed, you’ll be better equipped to defend against them.

You Will Learn

  • Basic principles for designing secure systems
  • Methods to prevent and defend against common cyber security attacks like phishing, malware, third-party compromise, cross-site attacks, and code injection
  • How to set up password and cross domain security measures
  • Introductory concepts on the implementation of cryptography
  • How to build and grow an information security program

Final Exam

Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A score of 85% must be achieved to successfully pass the exam. A digital record of completion will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.

Course Evaluation

It is required that participants complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam.

Experts

Dan Boneh

Professor Boneh heads the applied cryptography group and co-directs the computer security lab. Professor Boneh's research focuses on applications of cryptography to computer security. His work includes cryptosystems with novel properties, web security, security for mobile devices, and cryptanalys...

Neil Daswani

Neil Daswani is a co-founder of Dasient, Inc., a new stealth-mode Internet security company backed by some of the most influential investors in Silicon Valley. In the past, Neil has served in a variety of research, development, teaching, and managerial roles at Google, Stanford University, DoCoMo...

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Foundations of Information Security at Stanford Center for Professional Development

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