Attack Vectors & Mitigations

Beginner
  • 16 Videos | 1h 19m 32s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
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Cyber insurance is becoming more common as companies seek to protect their IT systems. During this course, you will explore potential security breach sources such as mobile and IoT devices. Topics include the pros and cons of workplace Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies; the risks of outsourcing your IT; how internet-connected devices, including wearable gadgets, may present security risks. You will also discover how Transport Layer Security (TLS) plays a key role, and learn how to protect stored data with encryption, such as BitLocker. As you progress through the course, you will explore how insecure databases can leak data; and learn how to evaluate cloud data security options, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Multi-factor Authentication (MFA), cloud MFA, Single Sign-On (SSO), Identity Federation, and cyber insurance. You will conclude by listing common sources of security breaches and how to protect against them.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • describe how the prevalence of mobile devices has created a whole new platform for vulnerabilities
    list the pros and cons that can arise from a BYOD environment in a workplace
    specify how outsourcing IT can affect the overall security of a business
    specify how more and more everyday devices becoming Internet connected can have negative effects on security
    describe how wearables and other nontraditional platforms being connected can raise security concerns
    recognize why TLS is becoming more prevalent and why its use is recommended
    protect stored data with encryption
    specify how insecure databases can lead to large data leaks
  • describe why putting data in the cloud can be useful and some ways to secure it
    enable encryption to protect cloud data at rest
    determine how DLP can secure digital assets
    identify why multi-factor authentication has come into common use and its benefits
    secure cloud user accounts with MFA
    describe how Single Sign-On can be used to improve security
    recognize how organizations are beginning to protect themselves from IT attacks
    list common sources of security breaches and how to protect against them

IN THIS COURSE

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