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Learn About Cyber Security Basics

Understanding where vulnerabilities may be lurking in your network can help you better protect your network from attacks by cybercriminals. This video series on cyber security basics can help inform you about the necessary tools and techniques that you can use to establish and maintain good cyber security practices. 

For more technology-related videos, visit our Courses page. Additionally, if you're interested in IT, consider our other complimentary self-paced skill-building videos that cover basics and more in-depth topics like Data Analytics with Power BI.

Video Details


1 hour



$0.00, 100% complimentary

What You'll Learn

This video series covers:

  • Virtualization tools.

  • The necessary operating systems and techniques necessary for good cybersecurity practices.

  • How to build your own lab.

  • How to scan devices.

  • How easy it is to exploit a known flaw

This skill-building video is designed for those who have a basic IT knowledge or interest in the field. Consider this video series if you are looking to get started in an IT-related career.

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Learn About Cybersecurity Basics
Learn About Cybersecurity Basics
Additional Details
  • These online, self-paced videos are non-credit bearing, avocational and not part of a DeVry University or Keller Graduate School of Management program of study.

  • These short videos are provided to help you develop or enhance your skills. Completion of these videos does not lead to employment.

About Alan Rynarzewski

Alan Rynarzewski is a professor who brings nearly 20 years of experience working in the fields of Network Security and Cybersecurity to DeVry. His foray into the field started by working at Verizon before he moved to the NGA. He spent the majority of his career at the National Security Agency (NSA). He currently teaches Networking, Information Technology, Cybersecurity and Operating Systems and has his CCNA, CCNA-Security, CCNP and may other vendor certifications.

Cyber Security Basics FAQs

Can I teach myself cyber security?

To a certain degree, yes. There are countless online resources, including videos like this one, that can help you get a better grasp on the the basics of how to adopt simple cyber security practices. However, if you are interested in learning more about cyber security in order to prepare to pursue a career in the field, then a degree program like our Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and Networking with a Specialization in Cyber Security may be a better option.

Is cyber security difficult?

What one person might find challenging might come easily to another. While there are certainly complex concepts that may require some time to fully understand, cyber security is not any more difficult than any other discipline. With the right amount of focus, dedication and study, you can learn how to perform a wide variety of cyber security tasks.

What are some cyber security career opportunities?

There are many different cyber security career opportunities that you can pursue, including:

  • Computer Systems Analyst

  • Computer Network Support Specialist

  • Information Security Analyst

  • Security Analyst

  • Penetration Tester (Ethical Hacker)

  • Vulnerability Assessor

Related Programs

If you're interested in this topic, DeVry University is accredited* by The Higher Learning Commission ( and offers the following related degree programs:

Take the next step in your cyber security journey.

*DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), The University's Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation.