Cybersecurity Course Overview
Understand Today’s Threat Landscape
In this Cybersecurity course, develop a technical understanding of the technologies used everyday and how security threats exploit vulnerabilities within those technologies and evolve over time. Learn how to navigate the complex and changing information security industry.
Develop a Security Strategy
Learn how to identify security threats and create a customized strategy to prevent and mitigate real-world security risks for both individuals and teams.
Mitigate Security Risks
Leverage best practices alongside industry-leading techniques and tools to effectively reduce risk, protect against attacks, and be prepared to act when incidents occur.
Earn a BrainStation Cybersecurity Certificate
When you complete your course, you will earn a BrainStation certificate, which can boost your LinkedIn profile and resume, helping you stand out in the job market.
What You'll Learn
Learn From Industry Leading Guest Speakers
BrainStation students get access to exclusive guest lectures and panel discussion events led by some of the world's leading subject matter experts and professionals.
Recent Industry Guests
Senior Product Manager at The New York Times
Senior Data Scientist at Squarespace
VP of Marketing at Chief
ECD at Wealthsimple
GM & VP of Product at Shopify
Co-founder and CEO at Wealthsimple
Head, Shaping the Future of Media at World Economic Forum
SVP, Data Science and Engineering at Shopify
Head of Marketing at Google
VP, Digital Strategy & Product at Chipotle
VP, Brand & Integrated Marketing at Refinery29
Head of EMEA at Shopify Plus
Chief Product Officer at Ellevest
Chief Design Officer at Airbnb
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The BrainStation Experience
Learn Cutting-Edge Techniques
Taught by Instructors with experience working in the field, you will learn the most in-demand concepts, skills, and tools
Gain Hands-On Experience
Work on complex problems using real-world data and industry tools, to transform your new knowledge into tangible skills that deliver immediate impact.
Leverage the Synapse Learning Platform
Use BrainStation's intuitive, custom-built learning platform to access course content, attend live lectures, and collaborate with professionals around the world.
What Our Students Are Saying
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Join a Community of World-Class Professionals
When you take a BrainStation course, you are learning with the very best. Enroll today to tap into a global network of instructors and students at some of the most innovative organizations in the world.
Flexible Payment Options
BrainStation offers some of the most competitive payment options for digital learning, with a range of flexible plans and scholarship opportunities.
To learn more about course fees and payment options, view our course package.
Monthly Payment Plans
Split your tuition into smaller monthly payments.
Get your tuition reimbursed by your employer.
We offer a range of scholarships to make learning more accessible.
Please be advised: all scholarships must be approved and applied prior to enrollment in a BrainStation course or program.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting computer systems, networks, programs, and more from digital attacks and theft.
Cyberattacks are often aimed at assessing, altering, or damaging sensitive information and data. With increased digitization and the expanded use of mobile devices, it is now essential for organizations to understand and implement effective cybersecurity measures.
Why is cybersecurity important?
In the era of big data, cybersecurity is increasingly important as it involves the protection of digital data from damage, theft, or attack. Digital data can include industry information, intellectual property, identifiable information, personal and protected health information, and more.
For organizations, neglecting to implement a cybersecurity strategy can be extremely damaging, including the loss of sensitive corporate and customer information and a disruption of service and internal systems.
Will I earn a cybersecurity certificate from this course?
Yes, when you complete the Cybersecurity course, you will earn a BrainStation Cybersecurity Certificate, which can boost your LinkedIn profile and resume, helping you stand out in the job market. Cybersecurity skills can also be invaluable in your organization, as the need for secure processes and structures increases.
What payment options do you offer?
BrainStation offers some of the most competitive payment options for an online coding bootcamp, with a range of flexible plans and scholarship opportunities.
Monthly payment installments
Allowing you to split your tuition into smaller monthly payments.
Get your tuition reimbursed by your employer.
We offer a range of scholarships to make learning cybersecurity more accessible.
- Monthly payment installments
Are there any prerequisites for this cybersecurity course?
BrainStation’s Cybersecurity course was created for those who are new to cybersecurity and can be considered a beginner-friendly course. Throughout, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the cybersecurity landscape, covering industry trends, knowledge domains, and organizational security demands.
There are no set prerequisites for the Cybersecurity course, although a working knowledge of general technology and computer systems will help you make the most of the course.
What kind of backgrounds do people have that take this course?
By enrolling in the Cybersecurity course, you can expect to learn from an Instructor with experience in the field and to collaborate with like-minded, ambitious professionals keen to improve their cybersecurity knowledge and skills.
From an educational point of view, 80 percent of learners at BrainStation have a post-secondary education, with 20 percent having earned a Master’s degree or PhD.
Professional backgrounds also vary quite a bit, particularly for the Cybersecurity course, as cybersecurity skills are now highly valued across a range of fields and industries, including finance, marketing, healthcare, retail, and more.
What kind of jobs need cybersecurity skills and knowledge?
The following roles must have knowledge of cybersecurity:
- Systems Administrator
- Network Administrator
- Cybersecurity Analyst
- Advanced Threat Analyst
- Information Security Assessor
- Security Analyst
- Security Assessor
- Incident Manager
- Security Engineer
- Security Architect
- Security Administrator
- Security Software Developer
- Security Consultant
- Source Code Auditor
There are many other variations out there—new industries are prioritizing cybersecurity all the time – and even jobs listed here will evolve as cybersecurity becomes more prevalent.
Are cybersecurity jobs in demand?
The demand for cybersecurity skills has surged over the last decade, with postings for cybersecurity jobs increasing by 94 percent.
In the last two years alone, the total number of job openings for a Cybersecurity Analyst has increased by almost 4,000, and cybersecurity jobs now account for 13 percent of all jobs in IT. In addition, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 32 percent growth in hiring for the role by 2028.