Frequently Asked Questions

Simple answers to your most common questions


Could you please tell me more about CyberSec?

It's a free and open learning platform for the global Internet community. CyberSec is a series of presentations meant to be an overview and introduction for newcomers in the cybersecurity space and interested parties.

What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity or IT security protects networks, computer systems, and devices from theft or damage to their hardware and software or the data they process and from disruption or misuse of the services and functions they provide. The information is both private and business, which in turn may be personal. Overall, cybersecurity is often (but not only) directed against cybercrime. Among the most significant challenges is the lack of global, centralized cybersecurity institutions and global agreements and regulations to detect and combat cybercrime and bring about cyber resilience.

Why is Cybersecurity essential?

A cyberattack can lead to identity theft and blackmail attempts on an individual level. Personal data, such as credit card details or family photos, can also be stolen. Critical infrastructures, such as power plants, hospitals, and financial service providers, are essential to the functioning of our society. In addition, industrial espionage is one of the most significant risks for companies.

Who are these courses for?

These presentations aim at Analysts, Security Managers, Web Developers, Software Engineers, Administrators, DevOps, DevSecOps, Team Leads, Manager, CISO, CTO, and other Executives. The slide decks serve as an introduction and provides knowledge on all aspects of the subject area. To put it straight: Benefit from these online presentations and get more insights into the cybersecurity space.

What can you expect?

These presentations introduce the topics and convey the contents, in short, concise slides. It is crucial that the contents are as self-explanatory as possible and that the topic areas with the essential information are outlined.
Cybersecurity is a vast field, and it is probably impossible to know everything or every detail. For this reason, many more courses will follow in the coming months to ensure the broadest possible coverage.

Your presentations could have more details. Why do they only scratch the surface?

As you might imagine, cybersecurity is a broad field. Therefore, it is probably impossible to cover everything. It would go beyond the scope to write everything down. Hence, these slide decks are not intended to be exhaustive but will provide a good starting point.

Some details in your slide decks are not right!

If you think something is not correct, please send your comments to me. Thank you!

Can I use your data?

Sure, go ahead! However, please respect the License CC BY-ND 4.0. Please also note that the Icons for the presentations are made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com and the cover image was made by TheDigitalArtist.

I have a new idea! Can you look at this?

Awesome! Please ping me, and I will see if I can cover that on CyberSec.

I have a feature request!

Great! Please send your feature request over to me. Thank you!

What devices and browsers do you support?

This website supports the latest versions of Safari (macOS, iOS, iPadOS), Chrome, and Firefox, but it does not officially support Internet Explorer, Opera Mini, and Android's native Browser.

I found a bug; what do I do?

Please file all bugs over to me. Thank you!