Information Security Fundamentals

5 Day Course
Hands On
Code QASECFUND

This course has been superseded by the Cyber Security Essentials Bootcamp course.

Modules

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Introduction to Information Security (4 topics)

  • Information Security fundamentals
  • Information Security models
  • IS standards
  • Attack overviews

Risk Management (3 topics)

  • Risk management process
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk control

Operating System Security (4 topics)

  • Popular operating systems
  • OS hardening
  • Vulnerabilities and the patch cycle
  • OS scanning

Access Control (6 topics)

  • Types of access control
  • Physical access
  • Controlling resource access
  • Microsoft Windows NTFS
  • Linux ext3/4
  • Cloud security

Encryption (8 topics)

  • Introduction to cryptography
  • Hashing
  • Encrypting stored data
  • Digital signatures
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Encrypting network data
  • Transport Layer Security
  • Virtual private networks

Authentication (7 topics)

  • Authentication mechanisms
  • Good password strategies
  • Microsoft Windows Kerberos
  • Attacking Windows authentication
  • Linux authentication mechanisms
  • Certificate-based authentication
  • Biometric authentication

Legal Compliance & Security Policies (4 topics)

  • UK legal regulations
  • The role of security policies
  • Writing security policies
  • Ensuring business continuity

Application Security (4 topics)

  • General guidelines for application security
  • Securing web applications
  • Securing mail applications
  • securing databases

Malware (7 topics)

  • Types of malware
  • Malware detection
  • Malware removal
  • Trojans
  • Rootkits
  • Botnets
  • Spam delivery

Perimeter Security (4 topics)

  • Network designs
  • Mobile workers
  • Firewalls
  • Proxy servers

Attacking TCP/IP (5 topics)

  • Weaknesses in TCP/IP
  • Securing network devices
  • IPSec
  • Network Intrusion Detection
  • SNORT

Wireless Network Security (4 topics)

  • Introduction to wireless networking
  • Problems with WEP
  • WPA2
  • Mobile IP

Prerequisites

Previous knowledge and use of the Internet is essential, particularly awareness of TCP/IP and standard Internet services such as the World Wide Web, e-mail and DNS. This knowledge can be gained by attending either the Internet Technology Fundamentals course or the Hands on TCP/IP course. The course requires an understanding of Microsoft Windows operating systems; and familiarity with Linux would be an advantage.

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