This course combines theoretical security models with practical examples for a comprehensive intro and should benefit auditors, system administrators, or anyone else with a basic understanding of information technology.
Understand the role of a security policy and how an organization can manage information security
Understand how security relates to risk and the role of risk analysis
Understand the strengths and weaknesses of various authentication methods
Understand how proper software development can reduce security risks, and describe the types of vulnerabilities poorly written software can experience
Understand the importance of hardware security mechanisms in enforcing all other technical security controls
Know how the various layers of the network protocol stack contribute to security
About this course:
This course combines theoretical cyber security fundamentals with state-of-the-art examples for a comprehensive and useful introduction to the field. This course will benefit students who are considering a move into cybersecurity; system administrators, network administrators, or security auditors; have job responsibilities that include securing network services, devices, and traffic communication in their organization; or anyone else with an understanding of information technology, with the passion and inner drive to protect organizations and understand security needs. Having a passion for cybersecurity will make learning comprehensive technical information and practical skills much easier.
In this course, you will build knowledge and professional experience with security fundamentals, networks, and organizational security as you acquire specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network. Today’s job market demands individuals with demonstrable skills and information. The activities in this course can help you build your computer security skillset so that you can confidently perform your duties in any basic security-related role. Topics include security roles, risk analysis, cryptography, and network security. The course material is consistent with relevant portions of the COMPTIA SECURITY+ (SY0-601).