• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Internet of Things is everywhere, not just the smart bulbs in your house, we can find IoT in cars, medical devices or public infrastructure in smart cities. In this course, Internet of Things (IoT) Security: The Big Picture, you will learn about the most common security vulnerabilities for IoT solutions and how to address and mitigate them. First, you'll learn about embedded devices which are the building blocks for IoT solutions and the key differences from traditional IT infrastructure. Next, you'll learn about the security risks specific to embedded devices and how they get compromised as well as the implications of using development frameworks which don't have strong support for security. Finally, you'll learn how to leverage current IT trends such as big data, threat modeling, and secure DevOps to improve security capabilities of internet of things across their lifecycle. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and the knowledge to leverage security standards and frameworks to assess the risk of insecure devices and services and the guidance to develop and improve security capabilities across the landscape.

Learning Objectives

  • Growth of IoT
  • Embedded Devices vs. Computers
  • Security Risks of IoT
  • Designing Secure Devices and Services

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

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