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Web Connectivity and Security in Embedded Systems (Coursera)

In this course, we will explore several technologies that bring modern devices together, facilitating a network of connected things and making devices internet enabled. We will discuss rules, protocols, and standards for these devices to communicate with each other in the network. We will also go through security and privacy issues and challenges in cyber physical systems (CPS). We will explore measures and techniques for securing systems from different perspectives. Possible attack models are introduced and solutions to tackle such attacks are discussed. Moreover, some basic concepts related to privacy in cyber physical systems are presented.

The course comprises altogether five modules and is split up into two main sections. The first section contains three modules and centers on the problem of web connectivity in cyber physical systems. The second section consist of two modules focusing on security measures in such systems. Each module ends with a graded quiz, and there is a final peer reviewed exam at the end of the course covering the two main sections of the course.

After completing this course, you will have the basic knowledge and capacity for designing the network architecture of your cyber physical system. This includes putting together different components, selecting suitable communication protocols, and utilizing these protocols in your system. You will also be able to define security requirements for your system and choose and implement a proper security and privacy technique to protect it.



Introduction to Web Connectivity & Security

In this module you will learn about the layered architecture of communication protocols in cyber physical systems.

Graded: Introduction to Web Connectivity & Security (Graded Quiz)


M2M Connectivity Protocols

In this module you will learn about communication protocols .

Graded: M2M Connectivity Protocols (Graded Quiz)


Web Connectivity

In this module you will learn about Data Transfer over Web.

Graded: Web Connectivity (Graded Quiz)


CPS Security and Privacy

In this module you will learn the basic concepts about security and privacy in cyber physical systems.

Graded: CPS Security and Privacy (Graded Quiz)



In this module you will learn about cryptographic solutions for securing the cyber physical systems.

Graded: Cryptography (Graded Quiz)


Final peer-reviewed exam

Graded: Final peer-reviewed exam