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Free Intro to Cyber Security Online

Learn how you can kick-off a career in the high-paying, high-demand field of cyber security.

Cyber security is one of the largest new fields with a massive demand for talent. If you are interested in the world of cyber security and would like to learn more about conducting and preventing cyberattacks, there is no better time than now. Attend one of our free Intro to Cyber Security courses to see if a career in cyber security is the right career path for you!

In response to COVID-19 and reducing the risk of attendee exposure to the virus, we will be hosting all FREE into courses virtually until further notice. We will send participants a link to the livestream before the class begins. 


Skills: This course is designed for people who are interested in the new and emerging world of cyber security. There is no need for previous cyber security knowledge to attend the class, but basic computer skills and knowledge of the Internet is highly recommended.

What to Bring
: Yourself! A computer is only needed if you are attending this intro course online. This class is for those interested or curious about cyber security as a future career. We’ll discuss the demand for more cyber security professionals today, what a career in cyber security could look like for you, and provide a brief overview of our course curriculum – including our unique training on a world-class cyber range, which simulates real-world cyber attacks. Lastly, we’ll talk about two industry certifications student can earn in both our full and part-time cyber security courses. 


Our world is more connected than ever, which can be both a blessing and a curse. With much of our lives existing in the digital realm, many of us expose ourselves to cyberattacks on a regular basis.

Fortunately, the field of cyber security has developed to enhance network security and information security for both individuals and organizations. Cyber security is a growing field of computer science, meaning job security and growth potential for years to come.


There are several different types of cyberattacks: malware, phishing, and password attacks are all common today. Malware stands for malicious software, designed by cyberattackers to bypass firewalls and cause damage to a computer, server, or network. Often called a virus, malware can compromise your security because it’s designed to steal, encrypt, or delete your data and make money off you without your knowledge. 

Another common cyber security threat is phishing, which entails a fraudulent attempt to gain personal information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details. Phishing often comes in the form of email, and can be difficult to identify.


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Nicholas Tamanini

Nicholas Tamanini

Cyber Security Learning Assistant

David Whitt

Director of Cyber Security
Teddy Guzek

Teddy Guzek

Cyber Security Advisor

FAQ's - Introduction to Cyber Security

What are the options after completing this free intro to cyber security?

After the free introductory course, you can choose between the part- and full-time bootcamps offered at Eleven Fifty. Our academic advisors are here to help you navigate your options and can guide your career in information technology.

What skills will I walk away with?

The Introduction to Cyber Security course will provide you with details about Eleven Fifty’s cyber range, which is a realistic training program that simulates real-world cyberattacks. You’ll learn about two important certifications you can earn in both the part- and full-time online cyber security bootcamp, which can be added to your online professional profiles, including LinkedIn.

Participants will also come away with ideas for a career in cybersecurity and computer science, from risk management positions to network security and more.

What do I need to bring to the course?

You don’t need to bring anything to the course. Just be sure you can access the online class as all Eleven Fifty courses are now being taught virtually.

What skills do I need to enroll in this free class?

There are no prerequisites for Eleven Fifty’s Introduction to Cyber Security, but you do need a computer that will allow you to connect to and watch the online course. 

How is this class different from the Cyber Security Full-Time course?

This course gives students a flyover of where a cyber security career can take you. Here, we’ll cover introductory basic knowledge, including security issues and security concepts, that you’d learn in our part-time cyber security course and full-time 14-week cyber security course.

What is taught in this cyber security course?

The Introduction to Cyber Security course will cover the basics of cyber security and how to prevent cyberattacks. You’ll learn more about various types of security breaches and how cyber security experts improve and maintain information security using methods such as cryptography, authentication and encryption algorithms. We’ll discuss the demand and job prospects for cyber security professionals. 

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