Cyber Security Defense

Build on the defensive skills and experience you gained in Cyber Security: Immediate Immersion. The course is designed to impart a strong foundation of defensive information security skills in 11 weeks of study (approximately 25 hours per week). You'll work through 8 online real-life tasks (spending 1-2 weeks per task) in a private cloud environment with help, advice and feedback from a knowledgeable mentor as well as extensive online learning resources.

In this course, you'll learn how to:

  • Analyze network traffic
  • Analyze network and system logs using a security information and event monitoring system (SIEM)
  • Cross-correlate log information and network packet traffic
  • Analyze malware using online "sandboxes"
  • Compile indicators of compromise to guide forensics analysis
  • Examine a compromised host’s memory
  • Conduct a forensic disk examination
  • Report appropriately to technical and non-technical stakeholders

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared for an entry-level career as a security operations center analyst or digital forensics analyst.

Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This online course begins on October 28 and ends January 20, 2020.  Enrollments are accepted through October 30, 2019.  This course is delivered through Socratic Arts online platform and is part of a three-course program.  Students must have successfully completed the Cyber Security: Immediate Immersion course prior to enrolling.  Refund deadline for this course is November 4, 2019. 

Access to the online course will be sent to enrolled students from Socratic Arts 2-3 days prior to the course start date.  Students enrolling after this window period will receive access to the course by the enrollment deadline. 

Enrollment Policies

Visit our Enrollment Policies page to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

For this program, drop requests must be made 7 days prior to the course end date.  Refunds deadline is 1 week after the course start date.


Successful completion of Cyber Security: Immediate Immersion.

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements page.