Emerging Threats & Defenses

XACS301

Stanford School of Engineering


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Description

Cyber attacks are a serious economic and security threat. To combat both immediate and future dangers, businesses and governments are investing in cyber security. Understanding trends in computer science and how machine learning and anti-malware defenses can respond to threats is a critical component of protecting networks, infrastructure and users.

This course explores the growing challenges of securing sensitive data, networks, mobile devices and applications with different privacy controls to defend against malicious acts.

What you will learn

  • Advanced persistent threats and mobile threats
  • Cloud trust assumptions and threat models
  • Machine learning use for detection and defenses
  • Network traffic analysis, web trafficking and defenses
  • SSL/TLS protocol and authentication infrastructure
  • Trusted cloud hardware and advanced cryptographic solutions

Exclusive Interviews

  • Eric Grosse, Former Vice President of Security Engineering, Google
  • Himanshu Dwivedi, Chief Executive Officer, Data Theorem
  • Michael Duff, Chief Information Security Officer, Stanford University
  • Mukul Khullar, Staff Information Security Engineer, LinkedIn
  • Parisa Tabriz, Engineering Director, Google

This course is approximately 7 hours of video content with 1.5 hours of coursework.

Tuition

The All-Access Plan—a full year to view and complete course materials, video lectures, assignments and exams, at your own pace. Revisit course materials or jump ahead – all content remains at your fingertips year-round. You also get 365 days of email access to your Stanford teaching assistant.

$2,970 for one-year access to all 8 online courses
+   $75 (one-time document fee)
$3,045

Individual Courses—60 days to view and complete course materials, video lectures, assignments and exams, at your own pace. You also get 60 days of email access to your Stanford teaching assistant.

  • $495 per online course
  • $75 one-time document fee

Continuing Education Units 

By completing this course, you’ll earn 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.

Record of Completion

When you complete each course, you’ll receive an email with a link to download your Record of Completion. This email will be sent to the address you provide in your mystanfordconnection within 3 business days of course completion.

Questions

650.741.1547
scpd-acs-mail@stanford.edu

071 All-Access Plan

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Delivery Option:
Online
Fees:
All Access Online Course $495.00
Notes:

Course Access  
366 day access to the online course starts upon payment.

Course Materials
Course materials are available for download from the online videos page to allow for printing and review.

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 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.

This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.

072 Online

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Instructors:
Delivery Option:
Online
Fees:
Online Course $495.00
Notes:

Course Access
60 day access to the online course starts upon payment. 

Course Materials
Course materials are available for download from the online videos page. All materials are available for printing and review upon enrollment.

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.

This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.