Cybersecurity: intermediate

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Security is of paramount importance to network and system administrators. Explore, in-depth, aspects of cyber security

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CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Network Concepts

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Certified in Cybersecurity (CC): Core Security Principles & Risk Management

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CompTIA CASP+: Assessing & Managing Risk

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COURSES INCLUDED

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Network Concepts
Existing IT system implementations must be understood before security controls can be recommended. Explore network concepts, including the OSI model, IPv4/IPv6, network ports, wired and wireless, and common tools.
12 videos | 1h 22m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Cloud & Virtualization
Cloud computing provides on-demand ubiquitous access to computing resources, such as storage, software, networks, and databases. Explore cloud computing concepts, cloud services, virtualization, and cloud security.
4 videos | 23m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Network Reconnaissance & Security Policies
Gathering information regarding network vulnerabilities is a critical step in thwarting potential exploits. Explore network reconnaissance and security policies, including logging, traffic intercepts, and hacking techniques.
12 videos | 1h 8m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Threat Management Incident Planning & Response
Assets must be identified before they can be protected and proactive planning ensures better incident response. Explore threat management incident planning and response concepts, from threat classification to lessons learned.
18 videos | 1h 28m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Threat Management Documentation
Well documented plans and procedures are vital to business continuity if a risk threatens operation or possible litigation. Explore threat management documentation procedures, such as incident response plans, chain of custody, and SLAs.
10 videos | 42m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Threat Mitigation
Threat mitigation aims to eliminate or reduce risk of potential negative impact on IT systems. Explore the SDLC, penetration testing, and how to mitigate threats.
12 videos | 1h 3m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Security Frameworks & Security Controls
Applying security best practices to IT system creation and deployment can go a long way in reducing the attack surface. Explore the security frameworks on which security control countermeasure are based.
16 videos | 57m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Protecting Network Resources
Authentication controls who gets access to resources. Stronger authentication means greater control over resource access. Discover network protection techniques, including cryptography, biometrics, hashing, and authentication.
15 videos | 1h 3m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Identifying & Reducing Vulnerabilities
To reduce or eliminate attacks, you need to be able to identify potential weaknesses in your system. Discover how to conduct vulnerability scans and mitigate risks in order to protect IT assets.
13 videos | 1h 9m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Firewalls, IDS, & IPS
Intrusion detection and prevention can be used to increase security at both the host and network levels. Discover security mitigation techniques, including firewalls, and intrusion detection and prevention.
12 videos | 53m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Malware & Digital Forensics
Malware, short for malicious software, is software intended to gain access to, damage, or disable computer systems. Explore various types of malware, mitigation techniques, and how to use digital forensic tools to combat threats.
15 videos | 1h 9m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Exploits & Security Practices
Exploits take form not only as technical entities, but also as employee workplace violations. Explore common exploits, including spoofing, packet forgery, and rootkits, and discover best practices for prevention.
14 videos | 1h 1m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Monitoring Tools & Analytics
IT systems can be exploited from both external and internal sources. Discover how to monitor and analyze various types of systems for auditing and security purposes.
12 videos | 1h 7m has Assessment available Badge
Session & Risk Management
A structured approach to security allows for the efficient management of security controls. In this 13-video course, you will explore assets, threats, vulnerabilities, risk management, user security and session management, data confidentiality, and encryption. Key concepts covered in this course include how to identify, assess, and prioritize risks; how to implement security controls to mitigate risk; and learning about account management actions that secure the environment. Next, learn how to use Group Policy to implement user account hardening and configure the appropriate password security settings for those accounts in accordance with organizational security policies; learn how HTTP session management can affect security; and observe how to harden web browsers and servers to use TLS (transport layer security). Then learn how centralized mobile device control can secure the environment; learn encryption techniques used to protect data; and observe how to configure a virtual private network (VPN) to protect data in motion. Finally, learn how to configure and implement file encryption to protect data at rest; and how to configure encryption and session management settings.
13 videos | 1h 8m has Assessment available Badge
Auditing & Incident Response
This 12-video course explores selective auditing, which provides valuable insights to activity on a network, and incident response plans, which are proactive measures used to deal with negative events. Key concepts covered here include best practices related to IT security auditing and their benefits, including assurance that IT systems, business processes, and data are protected properly and that privileges are not being abused; and how to use Group Policy to enable file system auditing. Continue by observing how to scan hosts for security weaknesses from Windows and how to scan hosts for security weaknesses from Linux; and learning the importance of securing mobile devices. Next, you will learn how to centrally apply security settings to mobile devices; how to configure Amazon Web Services to use multifactor authentication; and examine how security is applied to applications from design to use. Learn how to use file hashing to detect modifications; how to specify actions used when dealing with security incidents; and learn to view a packet capture to identify suspicious activity centrally apply security settings.
13 videos | 1h 8m has Assessment available Badge
Cyber Security Audits
In this 14-video course, learners will explore cybersecurity auditing concepts and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, how they can improve infrastructure security, and how to perform cybersecurity assessments. Examine web application auditing and approaches for securing web applications. Key concepts covered here include cybersecurity auditing concepts and how they are used to improve infrastructure security; steps used in performing cybersecurity assessments; and how to examine audit review, analysis, and reporting. Next, learn how to use the Wireshark network security auditing tool; how to use the Nmap perimeter security tool; how to perform web application auditing and secure web application and websites; and how to monitor and audit Windows by using audit policies and Event Viewer. Then learn how to monitor the Linux system by reviewing system logs; learn how to use Tiger security audit and intrusion detection tool; and examine guidelines and standards for defining cybersecurity audit strategies. Finally, learn about available security audit tools and their features and benefits; and learn to use Nessus audit tool to run Nessus security system scans.
14 videos | 1h 39m has Assessment available Badge
Ethics & Privacy: Digital Forensics
This 12-video course examines the concept of ethics as it relates to digital forensics, including reasonable expectation of privacy, legal authorization, and the primary function of attorney-client privilege and confidentiality. The legalities surrounding digital forensics investigative techniques and standards for analyzing digital evidence are also covered. Begin with a look at the definition of what is considered a reasonable expectation of privacy. You will then learn to differentiate between legal authorization forms such as consent forms and warrants. Next, explore the primary function of attorney-client privilege and confidentiality, and recognize the legalities surrounding digital forensics investigative techniques. Delve into the need for ethics in digital forensics, and the best practices for ethics and forensics. Discover steps for regulating ethical behavior; recognize possible conflicts of interest and how to avoid them; and examine the importance of ongoing training for both investigators and management on the importance of ethics. The final tutorial in this course looks at different standards for analyzing digital evidence.
12 videos | 34m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Threat Intelligence
Your organization's security posture is critical to its success-and security technicians must be aware of known and emerging security threats from a variety of sources. Learners begin this 14-video course by exploring various ways for security technicians to keep up-to-date and ahead of the curve. Examine various security intelligence sources and how to use the MITRE corporation's invaluable, trademarked ATT&CK knowledge base. Learners next discuss threat intelligence collection, threat classification for prioritization, and different sources and motivations of IT threats. Not sure what the bug bounty program is? Confused by false positives-mislabeled security alerts-and how to handle them? This course gives you the information you need. Become familiar with the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), which provides a way to allocate or assign a score to a vulnerability: the higher the score, the bigger the threat. Then go on to examine the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). The course helps to prepare learners for CompTIA+ Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) CS0-002 certification exam.
14 videos | 48m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Business Continuity
In today's complex, stressful world, there is no substitute for risk management. By identifying and prioritizing risks, organizations focus resources where they are most needed with up-front planning. In this 15-video course, learners examine structured risk management frameworks, the importance of a risk register, and various risk treatments. Explore disaster recovery strategies, solutions that provide high availability, and cybersecurity insurance as a form of risk transference, before learning characteristics of a business continuity plan and business impact analysis (BIA). Proactively design an incident response plan and post-incident activities. Watch demonstrations of enabling Microsoft Azure storage account replication, how to register a Windows Server with Azure for backup, and how backups provide availability through recovery. Then learn to create a MySQL database read replica in a secondary geographical region. See why reviewing incident responses is the critical step in avoiding future incidents, or handling them better the next time. Post-incident activities include cloud storage replication, backing up to the cloud, system and data recovery, and database replicas. The course helps to prepare learners for CompTIA+ Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) CS0-002 certification exam.
15 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Attack Types
Helping protect your company's valuable assets against malicious attacks by outsiders requires a seasoned understanding of modern-day cyber threats. This 21-video course prepares learners to thwart reconnaissance and surveillance attacks by hackers and ward off Wi-Fi vulnerabilities, by using the proper tools. First, examine the wide variety of possible modes of attack-from injection, overflow, and cross-site scripting to XML (extensible markup language), DoS, address resolution protocol (ARP) poisoning, and password compromises. Then develop valuable skills in counteracting web browser compromises and agility in the use of Kali Linux Wi-Fi tools. Learn OWASP's (Open Web Application Security Project) Top 10 vulnerabilities and ESAPI (Enterprise Security application programming interface) tools for each one, such as ZAP (Zed Attack Proxy), to test web application security. While you're learning, pause to meet the aptly-named John the Ripper, a free tool for cracking passwords on 15 platforms! The course helps to prepare learners for CompTIA+ Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) CS0-002 certification exam.
21 videos | 1h 51m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Malware Threats
Perhaps nothing is more frustrating for the average computer user-or his IT security staffer-than being tricked into divulging sensitive information by a social engineering practitioner. Hackers are malicious and ingenious-using malware, bots, ransomware, viruses, and plain garden-variety scams-but there are sensible ways to reduce the risk. This 13-video course offers you invaluable information on hackers' methods and ways to mitigate their devious schemes-whether by e-mail phishing messages, malware, or bots, a favorite tool of black-market operators. Next, learners explore the danger of ransomware and how to mitigate this threat; how malware and botnets have become black-market commodities; and why botnets are proliferating under cybercriminals' user control. Then watch a demonstration of how to configure a reverse shell and use the Malzilla tool to explore malicious web pages. The course concludes by exploring a GUI (graphical user interface) malware dashboard and showing how to configure malware settings on an endpoint device. The course helps to prepare learners for CompTIA+ Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) CS0-002 certification exam.
13 videos | 52m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Encryption & Hashing
Cryptographers far from enemy lines have long helped win shooting wars by cracking enemy codes-and in the new world of cyber warfare, cryptography has become the first line of defense for hundreds of millions of civilians worldwide. In this 21-video course, you will learn just how cryptography and encryption protect sensitive data, both in transit and at rest. Learners are given important information about public key infrastructure (PKI) hierarchy and lifecycles; protection in UFS (Ultra Flash Storage) and Bitlocker; and on Linux and cloud storage. Learn about the hashing process, including how to generate file hashes for Linux and Windows. Then learn about using SSL (secure sockets layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) to secure network traffic, cloud certificate authority (CA) deployment, and certificate issuance. Next, learn how to configure custom encryption keys for cloud storage and how to configure a Microsoft IIS web site with a PKI certificate. The course helps to prepare learners for CompTIA+ Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) CS0-002 certification exam.
21 videos | 1h 17m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Hardware & Security
Securing hardware includes applying firmware updates and configuring devices on isolated networks. In this course, you'll learn about mobile device security, IoT security, and vulnerable device lists. You'll explore physical security and the security risks presented by drones and vehicles. You'll move on to examine how SCADA is used for industrial device networks, how to recognize BIOS and UEFI security settings, how self encrypting drives can protect data at rest, and how hardware security modules are used for encryption offloading and cryptographic secret storage. This course can be used in preparation for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification exam CS0-002.
11 videos | 39m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Cloud Computing
These days, it's almost all about the cloud-public, private, hybrid, and community varieties-but how much do you really know about these mysterious unseen dimensions? As more and more organizations use or migrate on-premises IT systems and data into cloud environments, understanding the trendy concept has become both necessary and increasingly complex. In this 12-video course, learners are exposed to the basics of this new cloud world, including the four most popular cloud service models: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Infrastructure as Code. First, you will learn the five primary characteristics of every cloud-resource pooling, self-provisioning, rapid elasticity, metered usage, and broad access. Then examine each characteristic in more detail: learn how to determine when to use a public, private, community, or hybrid cloud; how cloud service models delivered over a network are categorized. The course helps to prepare learners for CompTIA+ Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) CS0-002 certification exam.
12 videos | 36m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Threat Monitoring
In this course, you'll learn about centralized monitoring for on-premises and cloud solutions and how this results in the timely response to business disruptions and highlights indicators of compromise. You'll examine continuous monitoring, log types, cloud logging and auditing, centralized Linux logging, Windows event log filtering, and cloud alarms. You'll also learn about the OSI model, network traffic analysis, filtering captured network traffic, e-mail monitoring, honeypots, and SIEM. This course can be used in preparation for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification exam CS0-002.
15 videos | 1h 9m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: User Account Security
Identity and access management encompasses the management of on-premises and cloud-based users, groups, and roles. In this course, you'll learn how to assign only the required permissions to IAM security principles. You'll explore topics such as role creation, deploying Simple Active Directory in AWS, joining a cloud VM to a cloud-based directory service, and multifactor authentication. You'll also learn about identity federation and Windows and Linux file system permissions. This course can be used in preparation for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification exam CS0-002.
13 videos | 53m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Network Infrastructure Security
Managing network security involves planning the use of network devices, including cloud-based virtual network configurations. In this course, you'll learn about asset discovery and management, cloud resource tagging, network segmentation, and VPNs. You'll also examine cloud site-to-site VPN deployment, cloud networking, and cloud VPC deployment. Next, you'll learn about change management procedures, virtual desktop infrastructure, cloud VDI configuration and client connections, and firewalls. Lastly, explore network access control, RADIUS, and TACACS+. This course can be used in preparation for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification exam CS0-002.
18 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Software Development Security
Software developers must consider security at all phases of software development. In this course, you'll learn about software vulnerability testing and secure coding practices. You'll explore the software development life cycle, microservices and decoupling, application containerization, and common cloud developer services. In addition, you'll examine software and unit testing and reverse engineering for Android apps. This course can be used in preparation for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification exam CS0-002.
11 videos | 46m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Data Privacy
Data privacy regulations are at the forefront of protecting PII and PHI on-premises and in the cloud. In this course, you'll examine the meaning of common data privacy standards, including PII, PHI, HIPAA, GDPR, and PCI DSS. Then you'll move on to learn about server and cloud-based data classification and data loss prevention. This course can be used in preparation for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification exam CS0-002.
12 videos | 45m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Digital Forensics
Digital forensics focuses on the proper gathering and handling of digital evidence. In this course, you'll learn about forensic hardware, software, and the chain of custody. In addition, you explore how to enable legal hold for an AWS S3 bucket, restore deleted files in Linux and Windows, and mount a Linux file system for examination. This course can be used in preparation for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification exam CS0-002.
11 videos | 35m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Network Scanning & Traffic Analysis
Discover how vulnerability scanning can detect weaknesses while pen testing exploits weaknesses. Explore these activities along with how intrusion detection and prevention help secure networks, hosts, apps and data for organizations. This course can be used in preparation for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Certification Exam CS0-002.
13 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: IT Security Risk Mitigation
Discover how organizational security policies specify details for hardening organizational assets including patching, data masking and digital rights management. This course also covers baselines, secure disposal and IPsec. This course can be used in preparation for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Certification Exam CS0-002.
16 videos | 1h 7m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Intrusion Detection & Traffic Analysis
Discover how IT security analysts must recognized how malicious attacks take place. Explore how to analyze log results allows for the detection of security incidents. This course can be used in preparation for the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Certification Exam CS0-002.
20 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
Forensic Analysis: Cybercrime Investigations
Cybercrime investigators are typically responsible for collecting, processing, analyzing, and interpreting digital evidence related to network vulnerabilities, criminal activity, and counterintelligence initiatives. In this course, you'll explore the basics of network packet capturing, a process used to intercept and log traffic occurring over a network. You'll also examine the purpose and features of some standard tools and techniques to preserve and analyze a computer system's most volatile data. You'll then learn to use some of these tools and techniques to achieve various digital forensic analysis goals. Next, you'll recognize computer forensic best practices, including locating evidence in the Windows Registry. Finally, you'll learn how to differentiate between the purpose and features of the various tools available for conducting hard disk forensic analysis.
17 videos | 1h 37m has Assessment available Badge
Security Programming: Command Line Essentials
This 14-video course explores how to navigate a Linux command-line environment by showing learners how to use its most common tools, including text editing and processing, file monitoring and comparison, and package management. You will examine the common properties of the command line environment, including the bash shell, its properties, and the features of the PowerShell environment. This course next demonstrates how to perform text editing using commands such as nano; how to use the Linux EI library, Linux ED text editor; and text processing using commands such as sed awk, and cut. You will learn how to perform repeat actions, and the bash shell history, and perform process control tasks such as PS and kill. Then learn how to use the command line to schedule jobs, perform file and command monitoring, and perform file comparison using the diff command. Finally, this course demonstrates how to redirect the inputs and outputs of commands and files, and perform package management tasks by using the apt command.
14 videos | 56m has Assessment available Badge
Security Programming: Code Identification
Learners can explore code recognition of various programming languages used in security applications, and security exploits, including Python, C, C++, and SQL, in this 14-video course. You will examine common programming paradigms, and learn how to classify them based on their features. Then you will learn how to identify Bash and Python scripts. Next, learners will examine the similarities and differences of C# compared to the C and C++ languages, and regular expressions in typical regex engines. You will learn how to identify PowerShell scripts based on their features, and how to identify the elements of a SQL statement, and how to use SQLite, a tool to manage local databases in file form without servers. This course continues by examining common security vulnerabilities in code that can lead to exploits. You will learn how to identify the structure of common executable formats based on their binary signatures. Finally, this course demonstrates how to verify the integrity of a downloaded file based on its hash value.
14 videos | 1h 8m has Assessment available Badge
Security Programming: Scripting Essentials
This 14-video course explores the basic elements of Bash and Python scripting by examining differences between the elements of a scripting language and a full-fledged computer program. In this course, learners examine how to use and set variables, to use conditional statements in both Bash scripts and a Bash shell, and to use important built-in variables in Bash. You will learn how to use the for, while, and until loops in a bash script, and create custom functions in Bash scripts. Next, learners will examine Python scripting language. This course then demonstrates how to work with variables, and conditional statements in Python scripts. You will watch demonstrations of how to use the for and while loops statements in a Python script, and how to create custom functions in a Python script. You will learn how to import external modules, and how to read and write in a Python script. Finally, you will learn how to perform file operations and make URL requests in Python scripts.
14 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
Security Programming: System Essentials
In this 14-video course, learners will explore how Linux-based systems operate, communicate, and manage the underlying information they contain. Begin by examining management and monitoring tools available in Unix and Linux environments. Then learn to work with user accounts and domain names, and learn how to monitor user and system activity. You will learn how to securely connect to remote servers by using secure shell (SSH), and how to work with user accounts. This course examines elements of both an Internet Protocol routing table and a network interface, and demonstrates how to perform Domain Name System lookups. Learners will examine log files for monitoring critical events on a Linux system and use the PS command to retrieve process information. You will learn how to retrieve disk usage, partition information, and directory contents of a Linux system, and how to monitor both user and system activity on a Linux system. Finally, this course demonstrates how to configure time and date services and explore system configurations in the /etc folder of a Unix system.
14 videos | 56m has Assessment available Badge
Security Programming: Bash Scripting Essentials
Bash is the default shell language in most server computing environments in Linux. The ability to leverage Bash scripting abilities for system administration and automation of tasks, including security, makes it an essential tool to understand and use. In this course, you'll navigate the vital elements of the Bash scripting language and analyze the output of common commands and scripts. You'll learn how to use Bash variables, conditionals, and loops and apply timing to a Bash script. You'll also learn how to change and list directories using Bash scripts, as well as how to change the ownership and permissions on files and folders. Next, you'll create files and custom functions, use piped commands to chain Bash scripts together, and redirect outputs using a Bash script.
14 videos | 58m has Assessment available Badge
Security Programming: PowerShell Scripting Essentials
PowerShell is the command shell and scripting language in the Microsoft Windows operating system. The ability to leverage PowerShell scripting abilities for system administration and automation of tasks, including security, makes it an essential tool to understand and use. In this course, you'll navigate basic elements of the PowerShell scripting language and analyze the output of common commands. You'll learn how to use PowerShell cmdlets, get object properties, and filter inputs. You'll then learn how to use variables, conditionals, and loops in a PowerShell script. You'll also learn how to get interactive help, create custom functions, use piped commands to chain PowerShell scripts together, and set the execution policy using a PowerShell script.
11 videos | 46m has Assessment available Badge
Security Programming: Python Scripting Essentials
Python is ubiquitous in modern desktop, server, and cloud computing environments. The ability to identify when to use Python, along with a working knowledge of how to write and run a Python script, are beneficial skills in secure coding. In this course, you'll explore the essential elements of Python scripting and the standard scenarios in which this language is preferable. First, you'll identify different Python scripts based on their features. Next, you'll learn how to work with variables, containers including lists, dictionaries, and tuples, conditionals, loops, and functions in a Python script. You'll learn how to carry out module imports and file reading and writing using a PowerShell script. Finally, you'll learn how to use a Python script to make a web request.
11 videos | 44m has Assessment available Badge
Security Programming: C & C++ Programs
"C and C++ are two of the most widely-used compiled languages for infrastructure and performance-critical applications. Mistakes and careless use of these tools can often lead to system and application crashes and security breaches through remote code execution. In this course, you'll learn and construct the essential elements of C and C++ code and generate binary files suitable for Linux and Windows operating systems. You'll work with variables and arrays in C/C++, and learn how to use vectors and standard containers in C++. Next, you'll learn how to use C/C++ conditional statements and loops, as well as how to perform string manipulation in both C and C++. Lastly, you'll learn how to define and call C/C++ functions, and how to work with pointers in a C program."
13 videos | 57m has Assessment available Badge
Risk Analysis: Security Risk Management
In this 14-video course, learners can explore security risk management concepts and discover how to assess, categorize, monitor, and respond to organizational risks. Examine key terms such as threats, vulnerabilities, impacts, and risks, and the steps involved in the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST), risk management framework (RMF). Begin by learning how risk relates to information systems, and look at the concepts of managing risks, differentiating between threats, vulnerabilities, impacts, and risks. Examine the first step of the NIST RMF, categorizing risk, and then the second RMF step, selecting security controls. Next, observe the third step, implementing security controls; the fourth step, assessing security control effectiveness; the fifth step, examining risk, and output of security controls assessment to determine whether or not the risk is acceptable; and the last step, monitoring controls. Recognize benefits of a control-focused risk management approach; the benefits of an event-focused risk management approach; and risk communication. Finally, explore risk response and remediation, and differentiating between different risk responses such as accepting, avoiding, mitigating, sharing, or transferring risk.
14 videos | 38m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Network Security Concepts
Cybersecurity policies often require detailed network configuration changes and additions. Technicians must be proficient with the configuration and management of various TCP/IP protocols. In this course, I will start by discussing the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, network switching, and network access control. Next, I'll discuss the TCP/IP protocol suite as well as IPv4 and IPv6 addressing. I will then discuss network routing, dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP), domain name system (DNS) and Wi-Fi authentication methods. Lastly, I will cover virtual private networks (VPNs), IP Security (IPsec) and network time synchronization. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) exam.
14 videos | 1h 29m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Managing Network Settings
Modern IT solutions communicate over various types of networks. Cybersecurity analysts must be able to configure and secure the ways that devices communicate over these networks. In this course, I will begin by creating on-premises and cloud-based virtual networks, followed by managing IP addressing on Linux, Windows, and in the cloud. Next, I will manage routing table entries in the cloud and implement domain name system (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) security. Lastly, I will harden a Wi-Fi router and configure IPsec in Windows. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) exam.
11 videos | 59m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Cloud Computing & Cybersecurity
Cloud computing is an integral part of IT solutions for individuals and organizations. A knowledge of how cloud computing services are deployed and managed is a requirement for securing cloud-based resources. In this course, I will start by discussing cloud computing deployment models, such as public and private clouds, followed by discussing various cloud computing service models. Next, I will cover a variety of cloud computing security solutions, and I will deploy Linux and Windows cloud-based virtual machines. I will then deploy a web application in the cloud, cover the Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) security controls, and work with Microsoft Azure managed identities. Lastly, I will discuss and configure a content delivery network (CDN). This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) exam.
12 videos | 1h 10m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Virtualization & Container Security
Virtualization comes in a variety of forms, including operating system, application, and desktop virtualization. Cybersecurity analysts regularly manage and secure application containers and virtual machines on-premises and in the cloud. In this course, I will discuss the differences between operating systems, application, and desktop virtualization. I will then configure Microsoft Hyper-V. Next, I will cover application containerization concepts, install Docker on Linux, and manage application containers on Linux. Lastly, I will install Docker on Windows and manage application containers on Windows. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) exam.
7 videos | 36m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Data Security Standards
To remain compliant with relevant data privacy laws and regulations, organizations must have a way of identifying sensitive data and implementing security controls to protect that data. In this course, explore how physical security is related to digital data security, examples of personally identifiable information (PII), and how data loss prevention (DLP) solutions can prevent data exfiltration. Next, learn about common data privacy regulations and standards, including GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI DSS. Finally, discover how to use Amazon Macie and File Server Resource Manager to discover and classify sensitive information and learn about the importance of service level objectives (SLOs) and service level agreements (SLAs). This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) exam.
11 videos | 1h 3m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Threat Intelligence
Cybersecurity analysts and security tools can reference a variety of threat intelligence sources to keep up to date with the latest threats and mitigations. These can be used to help keep organization security policies as effective as possible. In this course, examine different threat intelligence sources, the common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) website, and the MITRE ATT&CK knowledge base. Next, discover how the OWASP Top 10 can help harden vulnerable web applications, how advanced persistent threats (APTs) are executed, and common ISO/IEC standards. Finally, learn how to analyze CIS benchmark documents, the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), common organization security policy structures, and how organizational culture relates to IT security. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) exam.
12 videos | 1h 9m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Managing Risk
Risk is inevitable when relying on IT systems to manage data. Cybersecurity analysts can apply a variety of techniques to manage risk to an acceptable level. In this course, explore how risk management can minimize the impact of IT security events and discuss the relevance of recurring risk assessments and the use of a risk register. You will then consider risk treatments such as risk avoidance and risk transfer. Next, discover how to calculate the annual loss expectancy (ALE) and how this compares to the cost of security controls. Explore security control types such as preventative and compensating controls. Finally, you will look at how configuration management relates to IT security, how to establish security baselines and replicate cloud storage, and how to back up data to the cloud. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) exam.
14 videos | 1h 19m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Business Continuity
Organizations must prepare in advance for the inevitable disruption of business operations. This means proactive planning to not only prevent disruptions but also manage them to reduce their negative impact. In this course, you'll begin by exploring common characteristics of a business continuity plan (BCP) and how to conduct a business impact analysis (BIA). You will then consider disaster recovery and incident response plans and focus on incident response activities such as escalation, eradication, and containment. Next, discover the importance of lessons learned from past incidents in order to make future incident response more effective. Lastly, you will explore the cyber-attack kill chain and the diamond model of intrusion analysis. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) exam.
12 videos | 1h 9m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: OS Process Management
Managing the running processes on Linux and Windows hosts not only improves performance but also impacts how secure those hosts are. Determining what an abnormal performance or activity is greatly facilitates comparisons to current activity to established baselines of normal performance and behavior. In this course, I will start by navigating through the Windows registry followed by exploring Linux hardware devices using the Linux command line. I will then use the Windows Device Manager tool to manage a hardware device. Next, I will create partitions and file systems on Linux and Windows hosts followed by covering how processes and daemons interact with the Linux OS. I will manage Linux and Windows processes and daemons, or services. Lastly, I will establish a normal performance baseline on a Windows Server using a data collector set. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) exam.
11 videos | 59m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Authentication
Hardening authentication processes makes it more difficult for attackers to compromise accounts. Managing users and groups allows for access to required resources. In this course, you will explore authentication methods, including passwordless login. Then you will learn how to manage Linux users and groups using the command line and how to enable Secure Shell (SSH) public key authentication. Next, you will install and configure a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server and client, manage Windows and cloud users and groups, and examine dynamic membership cloud-based groups. Finally, you will configure multi-factor authentication (MFA) for AWS users, manage Windows password policies, and discover identity federation. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) exam.
13 videos | 1h 19m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Authorization
Strong authorization settings limit permissions to resources for authenticated entities. Cybersecurity analysts must be aware of how to not only configure resource permissions, but also how to evaluate existing permissions to ensure adherence to the principle of least privilege. In this course, you will discover how authorization is related to, but differs from, authentication. Then you will explore access control models, such as role-based access control (RBAC) and attribute-based access control (ABAC). Next, you will find out how to manage Linux and Windows file system permissions using the command lines. Finally, you will learn how to configure Windows dynamic access control, work with privileged access management in Linux using sudo, and manage RBAC permissions in the Microsoft Azure cloud. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ exam.
9 videos | 52m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Cryptography
Confidentiality, integrity, and availability are core pillars of IT security governance. Cybersecurity analysts can harden IT environments using various encryption and hashing techniques. In this course, examine how the CIA triad relates to IT security and how cryptography protects sensitive data. Next, discover how to configure EFS file encryption and Microsoft BitLocker encryption, and use a customer-managed key to enable encryption for an Azure storage account. Finally, learn how to hash files in Linux and Windows, about hardware security modules (HSMs), and how TLS supersedes SSL. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ exam.
12 videos | 1h 5m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Public Key Infrastructure
Public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates are used to secure IT environments in many different ways, such as through e-mail encryption and web server HTTPS bindings. Technicians must have an understanding of how PKI certificates are requested, issued, and used. In this course, I'll start by discussing the PKI hierarchy from certification authorities (CAs) down to issued certificates and explore the PKI certificate life cycle. Next, I will deploy a private CA on the Windows platform and demonstrate how to manage PKI certificate templates. Then, I will acquire PKI certificates and configure a web server HTTPS binding. Lastly, I will configure a website to allow access only from clients with trusted PKI certificates. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ exam.
9 videos | 49m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Firewalls & Intrusion Detection
Firewall solutions control which types of network traffic are allowed into, through, or to leave a host or network. Cybersecurity analysts must know which type of firewall is needed for a given requirement as well as the placement of the firewall solution on the network. In this course, you will begin with a comparison of firewall types such as packet filtering, next-generation, and web application firewalls and learn how to determine their placement on the network. Then you will configure Windows Defender and Linux firewall settings. Next, you will configure Azure network security group firewall rules and explore the role played by forward and reverse proxy servers. Finally, you will install the Squid proxy server on Linux, find out how intrusion detection and prevention systems can address security concerns, and install and configure the Snort IDS. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ exam.
10 videos | 56m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Hardening Techniques
Hardening refers to attack surface reduction in IT environments and can be applied to any type of device or software environment, including storage area networks (SANs). Firmware and software patches should be applied to ensure that potential security flaws in code have been addressed. In this course, I will begin by covering hardening techniques for a variety of IT environments, followed by using Microsoft Group Policy to configure security settings for Active Directory domain-joined computers. Next, I will discuss storage area networks and related security considerations. I will then remove the need for virtual machine (VM) public IP addresses by allowing remote access through Microsoft Azure Bastion. I will discuss the importance of applying hardware and software patches. Lastly, I will install and configure a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server and deploy updates to Microsoft Azure virtual machines. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ exam.
10 videos | 56m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Malware
Malicious actors are motivated and influenced by a variety of factors, and one of the most effective security mechanisms organizations can employ is user awareness and training on security threats. Cybersecurity analysts must be aware of various types of attacks and how scripting languages and tools are used to execute these attacks. In this course, learn about threat actor types and their motivations and how security baselines facilitate the identification of non-compliant devices. Next, explore examples of social engineering attacks and use the Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) to execute such an attack. Finally, examine the characteristics of malware types, common scripting languages, and how to recognize potential indicators of malicious activity. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ exam.
15 videos | 1h 33m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Malicious Techniques & Procedures
Understanding the characteristics of various types of attacks goes a long way in helping cybersecurity analysts prevent and detect malicious activity. A knowledge of techniques and attacks such as buffer overflows and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks facilitates mitigation planning. In this course, I will begin by covering how SYN flood attacks from the 3-way Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) handshake. Next, I will detail various types of buffer overflow, cross-site scripting (XSS), and injection attacks. I will then execute a structured query language (SQL) injection attack followed by discussing potential extensible markup language (XML) vulnerabilities and DDoS attack mitigations. Moving on, I will run a denial-of-service (DoS), client web browser, and reverse shell attack. Lastly, I will spoof network traffic, crack Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) passwords and discuss common Wi-Fi attacks. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ exam.
15 videos | 1h 27m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Analyzing Malicious Activity
Malware mitigation techniques include the deployment, configuration, and ongoing management of virus and threat endpoint protection. Online tools such as VirusTotal can be used to upload suspicious files that might contain malware. Cybersecurity technicians must be able to determine the authenticity of email messages as well as create sandbox environments for testing configurations. In this course, you will begin by configuring Windows virus and threat protection and uploading a potentially infected file to VirusTotal. Next, you will determine when to use cloud-based and on-premises malware analysis solutions like Joe Sandbox and Cuckoo Sandbox. Then you will view email details in an effort to determine message authenticity and you will create a repeatable compliant environment using Azure Blueprints. Finally, you will learn how to work with user virtual private networks (VPNs) and the Tor web browser and find out how bug bounties offer rewards for the identification of flaws in hardware and software. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ exam.
9 videos | 43m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Vulnerability & Penetration Testing
Vulnerability scanning identifies host and network vulnerabilities and must be an ongoing task. Penetration testing is an active security method by which there is an attempt to exploit discovered vulnerabilities. In this course, you will discover how to plan for, schedule, and execute vulnerability assessments, identify common vulnerability scanning tools, and conduct an nmap scan. Next, you will use Nessus and Zenmap to execute security scans and text web app security using the OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) tool. Then you will explore penetration testing and the Metasploit framework and use the Burp Suite tool as an HTTP intermediary proxy. Finally, you will learn how to manage Azure policy, investigate potential indicators of compromise, and examine how IT security relates to industrial control systems. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ exam.
14 videos | 1h 21m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Secure Coding & Digital Forensics
Security must be included in all phases of IT system and software development designs. Continuous integration and continuous delivery/deployment (CI/CD) integrates development and ongoing management of IT solutions. Cybersecurity analysts must understand IT governance and digital forensics concepts. Begin this course by examining the role of security in the software development life cycle (SDLC). Then you will explore CI/CD and learn how Git is used for file version control. Next, you will discover how the Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT) framework applies to IT governance and you will investigate digital forensics. Finally, you will configure legal hold settings for a cloud storage account and list common digital forensics hardware and software solutions. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ exam.
10 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Logging & Monitoring
Logging and monitoring are crucial aspects of IT security governance. The ability to configure and centrally monitor logs to detect anomalies can prevent security incidents or minimize their impact. In this course, learn how to view Linux log files, configure log rotation for log retention, and configure Linux log forwarding to a central logging host. Next, work with Windows Event Viewer logs and configure Windows log forwarding. Finally, discover how tracking malicious actor activity is possible using honeypots and honeynets and how to implement a honeypot. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ exam.
10 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Security & Network Monitoring
SIEM solutions serve as centralized data ingestion and analysis engines that seek out potential security issues. Security incident response can be partially or fully automated using SOAR solutions. In this course, discover the benefits of security information and event management (SIEM) and security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) security incident monitoring and response solutions. Next, explore threat positives and negatives, followed by deploying the Splunk SIEM on Linux. Finally, learn how to configure a Splunk universal forwarder and use various tools to capture and analyze network traffic. This course can be used to prepare for the CS0-003: CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ exam.
12 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
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Certified in Cybersecurity (CC): Core Security Principles & Risk Management
It is of high importance that organizations operate upon a solid foundation of security principles, concepts, and risk management. It is impossible to reduce security risk until core security and risk management principles are defined. In this course, explore the elements of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) triad, along with the essentials of authentication and using non-repudiation services. Next, examine what risk is and the terminology surrounding risk management, threats, and vulnerability. Finally, learn about risk assessment, identification, and treatment and compare qualitative and quantitative risk analysis. This course prepares learners for the (ISC)2 Certified in Cybersecurity exam.
11 videos | 32m has Assessment available Badge
Certified in Cybersecurity (CC): Security Governance, Policies, & Controls
Security governance is a huge part of overall corporate or organizational governance. The security practitioner must be aware of various governance elements, regulations, laws, standards, policies, and procedures. Begin this course by exploring the elements of governance, including mission charter, leadership, and corporate guidance. Then investigate various laws and regulations like General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and HIPAA, standards issued by the International Organization for Standardization and International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and common policies and standard operating procedures. Next, examine the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) code of ethics. Finally, discover security control categories and types. This course prepares learners for the (ISC)2 Certified in Cybersecurity exam.
10 videos | 25m has Assessment available Badge
Certified in Cybersecurity (CC): Incident Response
Practically anything that occurs in the enterprise can be called an event, but not all events are negative occurrences. It is the problematic events that are managed with the incident response practice. In this course, you will begin by exploring incident terminology and the goal of incident response. Next, discover the phases of the incident response lifecycle: Preparation, Detection and Analysis, Containment, and Post-incident Activities. Finally, you will explore additional incident response topics, including incident response teams, forensics, and problem management. This course prepares learners for the (ISC)2 Certified in Cybersecurity exam.
10 videos | 28m has Assessment available Badge
Certified in Cybersecurity (CC): Business Continuity Planning
Many organizations nowadays have become aware of the need for business continuity planning, also known as continuity of operations. The main objective of a business continuity plan (BCP) is for an organization to maintain organizational operations while recovering from a major interruption. In this course, explore the importance and goals of business continuity and continuity of operations, as well as the components of a business continuity plan. Next, learn about business impact analysis (BIA), backup and restore policies, and disaster recovery plans. Finally, investigate the various tests and drills that incident response and business continuity plans should be subjected to. This course prepares learners for the (ISC)2 Certified in Cybersecurity exam.
10 videos | 30m has Assessment available Badge
Certified in Cybersecurity (CC): Physical Access Controls
Many security practitioners learn about physical security by comparing it to protecting a medieval castle. Defense in Depth (DiD) relies on multiple layers of independent methods of security and must be used with either an outward-in or inward-out approach. Begin this course by exploring fundamental physical security concepts and mechanisms such as privileged access management (PAM) and segregation of duties (SoD). Then you will focus on badge systems, gate/facility entry, and environmental controls design. Next, you will examine biometric authentication, including crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). Finally, you will learn about various monitoring systems like syslog, NetFlow, security information and event management (SIEM), and security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR). This course prepares learners for the (ISC)2 Certified in Cybersecurity exam.
10 videos | 34m has Assessment available Badge
Certified in Cybersecurity (CC): Logical Access Controls
There is often a blurred line between physical and logical access control, as the systems typically function together. In this course, you will explore the logical aspect of Defense in Depth and security controls. Next, you will examine discretionary access control (DAC) and mandatory access control (MAC). Finally, you will define role-based access control (RBAC), rule-based access control (RuBAC), and attribute-based access control (ABAC) and learn about their differences. This course prepares learners for the (ISC)2 Certified in Cybersecurity exam.
9 videos | 20m has Assessment available Badge
Certified in Cybersecurity (CC): Networking & Security Infrastructure
Although new security practitioners can come from development, database, or other backgrounds, the majority of security professionals come from a networking background. It is virtually impossible to separate networking knowledge from security expertise. Begin this course by exploring network types, network devices, and device addressing mechanisms. Then you will discover the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) reference models, logical ports, and the TCP handshake. Next, you will focus on transport layer security (TLS) and IP security (IPsec). Finally, you will examine virtual LANs (VLANs) and Wi-Fi fundamentals. This course prepares learners for the (ISC)2 Certified in Cybersecurity exam.
12 videos | 45m has Assessment available Badge
Certified in Cybersecurity (CC): Present Threats & Network Security Controls
The constant emergence of new security threats, variants, vectors, and technologies is an ongoing challenge to keep up with. In this course, learn about threats, attacks, and threat prevention tools and methods, such as advanced persistent threats (APT) and intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems. Next, investigate data center security, secure cloud computing, and elements of secure network design, including HVAC and environmental controls, zoning, and VLANs. Finally, explore Zero Trust security initiatives and micro-segmentation, such as network access control (NAC), software-defined networks, and IoT. This course prepares learners for the (ISC)2 Certified in Cybersecurity exam.
10 videos | 38m has Assessment available Badge
Certified in Cybersecurity (CC): Data Security & System Hardening
For many organizations, data is the most critical asset to be secured. Begin this course by exploring the data life cycle, or the different phases a piece of data goes through, from data creation to data destruction. You will focus on each of the six phases, including create, store, use, share, archive, and destroy. Then, you will learn how to log and monitor security events using modern enterprise and cloud-based solutions. Next, you will investigate encryption, hashing, and digital signing. Finally, you will discover system hardening practices like patch management. This course prepares learners for the (ISC)2 Certified in Cybersecurity exam.
11 videos | 29m has Assessment available Badge
Certified in Cybersecurity (CC): Security Best Practices & Security Awareness
A mature and successful organization will follow guidance and best practices to better secure all resources. Stakeholders at every level must understand their roles and responsibilities for contributing to a secure environment. In this course, the learner will begin by exploring common security policies, including acceptable use policies (AUPs) and remote access policies. You will then review the processes of configuration and change management. Finally, you will explore security awareness programs and topics, and the security awareness training life cycle. This course prepares learners for the (ISC)2 Certified in Cybersecurity exam.
8 videos | 24m has Assessment available Badge
Cybersecurity and Networking Fundamentals
The goal of cybersecurity is to protect systems, networks, data, and programs from digital attacks. As cyber-attacks continue to increase in frequency and sophistication, it is imperative that cybersecurity professionals learn how to quickly identify and mitigate vulnerabilities. In this course, you will learn common security terminology including threats, vulnerabilities, attacks, exploits, controls, and countermeasures. Discover the fundamentals of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) triad, and explore the five elements of the AAA framework; identification, authentication, authorization, auditing, and accountability. You'll then explore risk considerations and management strategies, and discover how risks can be mitigated, accepted, transferred, and rejected. Lastly, explore core networking components and discover how information flow models are used to prevent unauthorized information flow in any direction. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
13 videos | 42m has Assessment available Badge
Discovery and Attack Vectors
The discovery phase includes performing different types of reconnaissance on a target. To accomplish this, attackers can use a series of techniques, exploits, and tools. In this course, learn about common attack vectors such as malware, social engineering, and session hijacking. Discover how to collect legacy and archived web page content using discovery tools, and learn how to identify domains and IP addresses using the Netcraft website. Explore how to maximize command-line tools to discover shares and local network configurations, and learn the importance of checking to see if targets are using default passwords. You'll also discover how footprinting can be used to extract details of a website, how to disable NetBIOS, how to use kali to perform banner grabbing. Lastly, discover countermeasure techniques such as using generic domain names, hardening systems, and turning off unnecessary protocols and services. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
10 videos | 45m has Assessment available Badge
Vulnerabilities, Systems Scanning and Exploitation
Vulnerabilities can be defined as a flaw or weakness that can be exploited. One method to identify vulnerabilities is to use a scanner to assess computers, networks, and applications for known weaknesses. By using a scanner, attackers can learn how to best exploit a target system. In this course, you will learn how port scanning works and recognize common ports with known protocols. Discover how to perform network discovery using Nmap, as well as how to perform vulnerability scanning using Nessus. Discover how to exploit a target system using Nessus and Metasploit, and explore how to take over a remote system. Lastly, you'll also explore vulnerability and system scanning countermeasures, and explore countermeasure techniques used to protect against system exploitation. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
11 videos | 49m has Assessment available Badge
Malware Analysis
Malware is software that is designed to intentionally wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information on a target system. In this course, you'll learn about the potential effects that malware can have on a system, as well as common malware types including cavity, stealth, polymorphic, metamorphic, and memory-resident viruses. You'll learn about backdoor exploits, and discover how they can be executed using FTP, HTTP, and password stealing. You'll then learn about the characteristics of worms, spyware, and adware, as well as common techniques and infection methods used by malware to exploit a system. Explore countermeasures used to prevent being infected by malware, and learn how to use security tools and solutions to prevent systems from being compromised. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
10 videos | 48m has Assessment available Badge
Cybersecurity Awareness and Threat Vectors
Cybersecurity is often defined as the protection of computer systems and networks from unauthorized or unwanted information disclosure, theft or damage. In this course, explore the potential impacts of a personal or business security breach, and discover the fundamentals of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability triad. Explore how baselining can be used to better understand an IT environment and learn to differentiate between natural, malicious human, chemical, and non-malicious threats. Explore security concerns as they relate to internal and external human activity, and discover how to identify drivers for security controls. Explore common functions and purposes of security controls and discover the importance of testing corrective controls in place. Lastly, explore how to differentiate between quantitative and qualitative risk analysis, as well as between data in motion and data at rest. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
20 videos | 42m has Assessment available Badge
Network Discovery Tools and Techniques
Network discovery is the process of identifying or mapping internal networks and computer resources in an organization. Conveniently, network discovery tools can be used to automate the scanning process and discover all the devices on a specific network. In this course, you'll learn about the OSI and TCP/IP models, and how they are used to facilitate communication between entities on a network. Explore how security controls behave at different layers of the OSI and TCP/IP models. Explore common network devices and learn how they can be compromised physically or administratively. Discover how to differentiate between discovery, footprinting, and scanning tools, and explore categories of discovery tools including auditing, vulnerability scanning, and SNMP. Explore Nmap, Zenmap, and SuperScan network discovery tools, and learn when to use protocol analyzer tools such as Wireshark. Lastly, discover the benefits of periodically referencing the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures database. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
21 videos | 1h 1m has Assessment available Badge
Systems Hardening
Security hardening is the process of securing systems and networks by reducing the surface of vulnerability. In this course, you'll learn the types of systems that can be hardened as well as how security baselines can be used to define normal conditions on a network. Explore how Group Policy can be used to apply computer settings to numerous systems at once, and discover the benefits of performing ongoing security patching. Explore steps used to harden systems by role including: client, server, database, web server, FTP, DNS, DHCP, network, and mobile devices. Lastly, learn how to differentiate between free and commercial hardening tools, recognize steps to properly implement authentication, authorization, and accounting, and implement physical security to contribute to overall security stability. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
24 videos | 1h 4m has Assessment available Badge
Getting Started with Security Architecture
Security architecture can be defined as the specifications, processes, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) required to protect an organization's IT infrastructure. In order to improve network security and mitigate risks, a series of network devices can be used to control access to networks and resources. In this course, explore how security architectures can be used to enforce security at the network layer. Explore basic switching and routing devices, and discover core functions of a network intrusion detection systems (NIDS) and host-based intrusion detection systems (HIDS). Explore the characteristics and categories of firewall devices, and learn about networks, intranets, and demilitarized zones. Discover the benefits of network segmentation and learn how to segment networks. Lastly, discover how Network Address Translation (NAT) is used to map addresses, and explore how Network Access Control (NAC) can be used to verify compliance using security policies. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
19 videos | 1h 11m has Assessment available Badge
Securing Information using Cryptography
Cryptography is a process used to keep information secret and safe by transforming it into an unrecognizable form that unwanted and unintended recipients cannot understand. In this course, you'll explore how cryptography can be used for confidentiality and integrity. Discover when to use symmetric and asymmetric encryption and discover the advantages and disadvantages of both. Explore practical use cases for cryptography and explore how hashing can be used to ensure data integrity. Discover how digital signatures can provide message integrity, authenticity, and non-repudiation and learn how to implement digital signatures. Discover how to differentiate between rights and permissions and explore access control methods such as discretionary access control, mandatory access control, and role-based access control. Lastly, explore how steganography can be used to hide secret information in or on another object, and how digital rights management (DRM) tools can be used to control access to protected data. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
25 videos | 1h 20m has Assessment available Badge
Public Key Infrastructure and Certificate Distribution
Public-key infrastructure (PKI) is the framework of encryption and cybersecurity used to safely distribute, verify and revoke certificates in an organization and manage public-key encryption. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of PKI and explore considerations when implementing trust structures through technology and public key-based digital certificates. Explore PKI components including certification authorities, certificates, revocation lists, registration authorities, entities and certificate templates, and discover how certificate authorities (CA) are used to issue certificates to entities and manage trust relationships. Discover how to differentiate between root and subordinate CAs as well as internal and external PKIs, and explore public key certificates and how they can represent the digital identity of the subject. Lastly, explore common certificate acquisition methods including web, auto-enrollment, MMCs, and native consoles, and explore use cases for common access cards (CAC). This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
17 videos | 53m has Assessment available Badge
Identity Management, Directory Services, and Federation
Identity management is a framework used to ensure appropriate access controls are in place to grant authenticated users access to enterprise assets. In this course, you will learn about the key fundamentals of identity management, including privilege administration, access control, and system scalability. Explore identification, authentication, authorization, accountability (IAAA) services and discover how personally identifiable information (PII) can be used to identify a subject. Explore the three main types of authentication factors: something you know, something you have, and something you are, and discover how to choose appropriate and accurate biometric criteria. You'll also learn about directory services and how they can be used to organize network resources. Explore password cracking techniques and tools, and discover when to use same sign-on and single sign-on authentication schemes. Lastly, explore how federation can be used to link together different authentication systems. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
27 videos | 1h 19m has Assessment available Badge
Network Hardening, Network Segmentation, and Secure Connections
Network hardening can help identify potential vulnerabilities, secure systems, and reduce the risk of unauthorized access. In this course, you'll learn how to secure administrative and remote access connections. You'll discover key features of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and explore the various types of firewalls and logical locations to place them on a network. Discover how to control and manage traffic using rules on routers and firewalls, and explore how firewall management can contribute to overall network hardening. Discover how to limit internal and external physical access to resources. Explore best practices for managing telecom and wiring closets as well as considerations for establishing secure access. Lastly, explore the importance of hardening wireless access points and recognize how to harden network elements including firewalls, routers, and access points. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
27 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
Fundamentals of Malware Analysis and Remediation
Malware is any software with the intention to wreak destruction or gain access to sensitive information. Malware is often used as a blanket term for common computer worms, viruses, and trojans. In this course, you'll learn how to protect systems from malware by implementing and managing anti-malware software. Explore different malware infection methods and learn how to differentiate between different types of malware. Explore how viruses can attach themselves to system applications and learn about common virus threats. Discover how to differentiate between worms, trojans, rootkits, and bots, and explore how spyware and adware spyware can be embedded into applications that look free and interesting to use. Lastly, explore how ransomware works and discover countermeasures to protect against threats including user awareness programs, scanning systems, and monitoring network activity. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
23 videos | 56m has Assessment available Badge
Social Engineering Threats and Prevention
Social engineering is a form of attack that is accomplished using malicious activities through human interactions. In a common social engineering attack, humans are tricked into making security mistakes or giving away sensitive information. In this course, you'll explore the goals of social engineering including gaining access to sensitive data, physical locations, and systems. Discover vulnerabilities that make social engineering possible, explore common targets, and learn about indirect and direct social engineering attacks. Explore how searching a person or business's trash can produce information that can be used to carry out an attack, and discover the importance of staying up to date with the latest social engineering stats and trends. Explore the importance of cyber awareness and reporting workplace abnormalities, and discover the various social media site types including social networks, video sharing, blogging, and photo sharing. Lastly, explore factors that drive people to post compromising material on social media. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
27 videos | 1h 2m has Assessment available Badge
Software Engineering, Security and Vulnerabilities
The principles of software engineering include designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining a software solution. One crucial aspect of software security is to determine if software is safe to release to an organization or public. In this course, you'll explore the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and learn about maturity levels used to define agility and effectiveness of a development solution. Discover how security guidelines can help improve the quality and security of a software development, and explore the importance of staying current with the types and trends of software threats and exploits. Continue to learn about software vulnerabilities while exploring common attacks including buffer overflows, database injection, cross-site scripting, and directory traversal attacks. Lastly, explore how misconfiguration of servers increases the likelihood of attacks, and discover how permissions are used to secure directories used by applications. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
15 videos | 57m has Assessment available Badge
Environment Monitoring, Retention, and Data Logging
Logging is used to record events that occur within an organization's systems and networks. Oftentimes, logging information can help with the identification and isolation of any intruder or malware. In this course, explore acceptable use policies (AUP) and how they apply to employee monitoring. Discover how monitoring as a service can benefit an organization, and explore devices that can be monitored on a network including routers, switches, laptops, and wireless access points. Explore how retention policies can identify how long different types of data are maintained and discover when to implement a centralized enterprise logging service. Lastly, explore how keystroke loggers can capture and track what is typed on a keyboard and learn the importance of protecting log information. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
23 videos | 52m has Assessment available Badge
Physical Security, Safety Procedures, and Access Control
Physical security measures can help organizations protect personnel, hardware, software, and data from physical actions and events that could result in unauthorized or unwanted disclosure or theft of property. In this course, you'll learn how defense-in-depth solutions can provide multiple layers of security as well as the various types of physical security controls. Explore the importance of surge protectors, uninterrupted power supplies (UPS), and power generators, and discover how device security concerns should encompass all company-owned equipment. Discover why non-disclosure agreements (NDA) should be used in locations where proprietary information may be accessible to employees, vendors, or visitors, and explore how background checks should be an essential part of security management. Lastly, explore the importance of ensuring the correct level of security access levels. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
18 videos | 47m has Assessment available Badge
Incident Response, Backup and Recovery Strategies, and Documentation
It is imperative that organizations outline instructions to help IT staff identify, respond, and recover from network security incidents. By doing so, organizations can quickly recover from cybercrime events potentially resulting in data loss and service outages. In this course, you'll explore common disaster types, including natural disasters and malicious human actions that threaten organizations. Discover business continuity and disaster recovery planning goals, resources, and concepts. Discover how operational recovery planning can help ensure businesses resume day to day operations in a timely manner, as well as the importance of planning for user recovery. You'll also learn about backup technologies and strategies, and discover the importance of proper documentation. Lastly, explore how to prepare for incident responses and learn about reporting incidents and legal considerations. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
41 videos | 1h 34m has Assessment available Badge
Legal Considerations and Cybercrime Investigations
Cybercrime laws apply to incidents in which a crime was directed at a computer, or crimes committed using a computer. In this course, you'll explore aspects of service-level agreements (SLA) and privacy-level agreements (PLA), and discover considerations when dealing with international regulatory compliance. You'll also learn how cybercrime intersects with different legal fields including intellectual property, privacy laws, jurisdiction, criminal, and civil, and explore methods in which to investigate cybercrime activity. Explore key considerations when dealing with criminal, civil law, and administrative laws, and learn to differentiate between civil, common, statutory, and religious legal systems. Lastly, explore tools used to perform a cybercrime investigation, and discover cybercrime investigative best practices, including how to notify management and protect the crime scene. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
22 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge
Trends in Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from cyber threats and exploits. Therefore, organizations are required to allocate a growing number of resources to protect their data from unwanted and unauthorized data breaches and disclosures. In this course, you'll explore the possible constraints that may prevent an organization from having an ideal IT security solution including budget, regulations, design limitations, and political issues. Discover driving forces in cybersecurity including money, mobile devices, education, and new technologies, and explore the risks associated with portable electronic devices (PED) such as geolocations. Explore how supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems can be used to monitor important infrastructure including electric grids, water supplies, and pipelines, and discover how most people now use the Internet daily to send email, shop, and watch TV. Lastly, discover how cybersecurity and IT standards continue to evolve and how no one standard is foolproof or future proof. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
18 videos | 45m has Assessment available Badge
Introduction to Cyber Operations
Cyber operations is evolving with the trend now focused on performing defensive and offensive security tasks to help assess the security posture of many government agencies and help prevent attacks. In this course, you'll explore the difference between Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) and Offensive Cyber Operations (OCO), as well as the tasks performed by each. You'll also learn about the Cyber Operations Cycle and its phases, and the responsibilities of each role member of the offensive and defensive teams.
12 videos | 53m has Assessment available Badge
An Executive's Guide to Security: Understanding Security Threats
Companies that do not understand threats facing their information are at risk of costly data breaches. In this 13-video course, learners can explore common security threats, types of network attacks, and the human element of security threats. Key concepts covered here include what an attack surface is, and how it must be understood to protect corporate information; and what network hardening is and how it relates to protection of corporate information. Next, learners will examine network demilitarized zones and how they protect corporate information; observe differences between threats, vulnerabilities, and risks in corporate environments; and study top kinds of security threats facing organizations today. Continue by learning the role that physical security plays in protecting corporate data; how social engineering is conducted and how it is mitigated through corporate policy; and the importance of corporate security policies, and why they should be strictly adhered to. Finally, explore the importance of password policies and why they should be adhered to; and learn reasons why IT administrators need to protect an organization by refusing to bend rules.
13 videos | 44m has Assessment available Badge
Defining Cryptography
Cryptography, and understanding its limits and pitfalls, is essential to protecting data. Discover how cryptography can be used to protect and secure data, as well as the importance of data integrity and key generation.
16 videos | 54m has Assessment available Badge
Cryptographic Methods
Cryptography uses different methods to protect data. Explore different methods used to protect or transmit data securely, and some of the components that ensure data can be protected.
8 videos | 27m has Assessment available Badge
Modes of Operation & Algorithms
Cryptography is far more than just selecting an algorithm and calling the encrypt or decrypt method. Explore the modes of operation for encryption algorithms as well as when particular algorithms are best suited to the data being protected.
18 videos | 1h 1m has Assessment available Badge
Encryption Use & Analysis
Cryptography is far more than just selecting an algorithm and calling the encrypt or decrypt method. Explore secure communications using SSH, disk encryption, key strength considerations, cryptanalysis, and side-channel attacks.
8 videos | 33m has Assessment available Badge
Cryptography: Introduction to Cryptography Services
Learners will discover two core cryptography services, encryption and hashing, in this 14-video course. Examine the goals of information security, symmetric and asymmetric encryption, and using the Caesar cipher. Begin by taking a look at the goals of information security. Then explore cryptography services and how to associate those services with goals of information security, and receive an overview of encryption and encryption history. Next, watch a demonstration of how to use the CrypTool and the Caesar cipher. Following this, you will examine symmetric encryption, and define common symmetric encryption algorithms. Another demonstration covers CrypTool and symmetric encryption. Learners will be introduced to asymmetric encryption; learn how to define common asymmetric encryption algorithms; and explore the purpose of hashing, and define common hashing algorithms. The final tutorial demonstrates use of the CrypTool and hashing. The concluding exercise involves downloading and installing CrypTool v1, creating a text file, creating an MD5 and SHA1 hash of the file, changing the file and checking the hash value again, and encrypting text with Caesar cipher.
14 videos | 56m has Assessment available Badge
Cryptography: Introduction to PKI
In this 12-video course, you will explore Public Key Infrastructure and its components, the basics of certificates and certificate authorities, using a Certificate Revocation List (CRL), and how secure web sites work with secure sockets layer (SSL). You will begin with an overview of Public Key Infrastructure and its components, and then take a look at certificates and the different types. This leads into a demonstration of configuring certificate properties. You will discover how to identify certificate authority types and hierarchies, and then watch how to install a certificate authority. Next, you will observe how digital signatures work, and explore how SSL is used to secure web traffic. Another demonstration on SSL shows how to enable a website. Next, you will learn the purpose of a CRL and how it works, and then watch a demonstration of CRLs in use-revoking a certificate and describing the effects of revocation. The final exercise involves installing a certificate authority and securing web traffic to an Internet Information Services (IIS) webserver by installing a certificate.
12 videos | 1h 6m has Assessment available Badge
CyberOps Windows Hardening: Windows Server Hardening Best Practices
Windows servers are the heart of many corporate networks and may contain sensitive company data that, if leaked or stolen by an attacker, would be catastrophic. Protecting the Windows Server assets and preventing a security compromise is an important skill for IT security professionals to master. In this course, you'll learn how to help prevent security incidents by hardening the Windows Server and reducing the attack surface. You'll learn how to follow common security best practices to lock down a Windows system by hardening user accounts, passwords, services, the file system, and common network services, such as DNS and IIS.
16 videos | 1h 32m has Assessment available Badge
CyberOps Windows Hardening: Windows Workstation Hardening Best Practices
If successful in exploiting your Windows workstations, hackers could move laterally across the network to compromise other assets like your servers and databases, which contain sensitive information. In this course, you'll learn how to protect your Windows workstations by following standard operating system hardening procedures to reduce the attack surface and help prevent a security compromise. You'll learn how to secure a workstation by implementing hardening procedures related to the BIOS/UEFI. You'll carry out user account and group membership security strategies. You'll practice reducing unneeded software, patching the system, configuring user rights, and setting up auditing. Additionally, you'll work with full disk encryption, antivirus methods, firewall software, and security templates. To carry out this work, you'll utilize BitLocker, AppLocker, and Windows Defender.
15 videos | 1h 29m has Assessment available Badge
Cybersecurity Awareness: Getting Started with Security Foundations
As organizations become more reliant on IT systems to store all kinds of information, facilitate communication among colleagues and customers, and track business-related statistics, information is becoming more precious and its security increasingly crucial and challenging In this course, you'll explore standard information security concepts and the security-related roles within an organization. You'll examine where various security-related responsibilities fall throughout the organization and the importance of solid strategic planning and decision-making when implementing proper information security. You will also investigate the concept of security governance and the activities involved. Finally, you'll delve into the relationship between an organization's overall business objectives and how information security can promote these.
12 videos | 1h 14m has Assessment available Badge
Cybersecurity Awareness: Information Security Fundamentals
With information security a key concern for organizations, it is important to understand the basic concepts of information security and the security concepts that fall within this topic, such as those within the world of cybersecurity. In this course, you'll recall information security fundamentals before examining the broad domains within it. You'll then delve into cybersecurity and explore the various approaches to it. In addition, you'll examine some practical cybersecurity concepts, such as the CIA triad and the security architecture principle. You'll then investigate the actions that expose us to security risks, the roles we play in maintaining or breaching security, and the various security controls that can be implemented to mitigate security-related risks
16 videos | 1h 54m has Assessment available Badge
Cybersecurity Awareness: Key Security Terms & Concepts
Everyone who connects to the Internet is vulnerable to security threats. Managers need to know the types of security threats their organizations are vulnerable to and their potential impact. In this course, you'll explore the key terms used in cybersecurity. You'll examine different types of threats, threat actors, and targets. You'll investigate advanced persistent threats (APTs), insider threats, and uncertainty in relation to cybersecurity, as well as the various types of malware and security threats
17 videos | 2h 20m