Aspire Journeys

Cyber Generalist to Defense Specialist

  • 17 Courses | 15h 16m 7s
  • Includes Test Prep
Take your cybersecurity career to the next level in Defensive security. When protecting your data, you must know what threats to look for - both internal and external. Gain your certification in EC Council's Certified Network Defender and learn how to protect your organization while detecting and preventing potential system intrusions. This journey includes: On-demand content, Instructor-led training, labs, exam prep, live mentoring, and additional books/resources.

CND Certification

In this track of the Cyber Generalist to Defense Specialist journey, you will learn about hackers and cyber defense strategies required in today's critical infrastructure.

This track includes instructor-led training, on-demand content, and a practice test.

  • 4 Courses | 3h 10m 30s

CND Certification On Demand

In this track of the Cyber Generalist to Defense Specialist journey, you will learn about hackers and cyber defense strategies required in today's critical infrastructure.

This track includes on-demand content, and a practice test.

  • 13 Courses | 12h 5m 37s

COURSES INCLUDED

Network Security and Emerging Technologies
Computer networking is an indispensable tool for single users and large enterprises alike, but unfortunately there are those who want to steal your information or profit off of you. Also, technology changes faster than most of us can keep up with it. In this course, you'll discover the elements of securing networks against attackers, including common security threats, malware, and social engineering. Then you'll learn about the risks of unsecured networks and how attackers compromise networks. You'll explore threat mitigation techniques, types of network security software, VPNs, perimeter networks, intrusion detection systems, security training, and information security planning. You'll learn about emerging technologies, including new wireless technologies and enterprise mobility. Then you'll explore the Internet of Things (IoT) and software defined networks. Finally, you'll discover the importance of keeping up with new technologies and methods for staying current. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
22 videos | 47m 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
Cloud Security Fundamentals: Cloud Infrastructure Security
Learners discover how to secure the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) account from the outset by using best practices and techniques, in this 11-video course. Other infrastructure security concepts such as Integrated Access Manager (IAM), network access control lists (NACLs), firewalls, and web application firewalls (WAFs) are also covered. Begin by learning about designing and planning security controls to ensure adequate protection of resources. Then explore practical aspects of dealing with a cloud service provider and securing the root account, or billing account. The next tutorial focuses on IAM groups and users, which leads into examining IAM policies and permissions. You will learn how to define IAM roles; explore secure management access; and define network access control lists. Learn about secure management access and Secure Shell (SSH) and transport layer security (TLS). Learn how to define NACLs; configure stateful firewalls (which track connections and automatically allow returning traffic) in the cloud; and describe WAFs. In the final tutorial, discover best practices for hardening virtual machines. The concluding exercise asks learners to describe cloud infrastructure security.
12 videos | 58m has Assessment available Badge
Risk Assessment and Management
Risk assessment allows you to identify and prioritize risk, while risk management allows you to analyze, mitigate, or accept risk. In this course, you'll explore risk assessment and management. You'll begin by examining the role Business Impact Analysis plays in risk management and what it accomplishes, before moving on to learn about various risk assessment and analysis approaches. Next, you'll explore the importance of risk mitigation and having a strategy for it, as well as how risk mitigation strategies fit into the risk management effort. You'll learn about the NIST SP 800-37 risk management framework and the steps involved, as well as the Risk Maturity Model and the associated five levels of risk management competency. Finally, you'll explore ongoing risk management, including what causes risk responses and acceptance to change, and the importance of patch management.
8 videos | 41m has Assessment available Badge

COURSES INCLUDED

Network Security and Emerging Technologies
Computer networking is an indispensable tool for single users and large enterprises alike, but unfortunately there are those who want to steal your information or profit off of you. Also, technology changes faster than most of us can keep up with it. In this course, you'll discover the elements of securing networks against attackers, including common security threats, malware, and social engineering. Then you'll learn about the risks of unsecured networks and how attackers compromise networks. You'll explore threat mitigation techniques, types of network security software, VPNs, perimeter networks, intrusion detection systems, security training, and information security planning. You'll learn about emerging technologies, including new wireless technologies and enterprise mobility. Then you'll explore the Internet of Things (IoT) and software defined networks. Finally, you'll discover the importance of keeping up with new technologies and methods for staying current. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).
22 videos | 47m 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
Cloud Security Fundamentals: Cloud Infrastructure Security
Learners discover how to secure the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) account from the outset by using best practices and techniques, in this 11-video course. Other infrastructure security concepts such as Integrated Access Manager (IAM), network access control lists (NACLs), firewalls, and web application firewalls (WAFs) are also covered. Begin by learning about designing and planning security controls to ensure adequate protection of resources. Then explore practical aspects of dealing with a cloud service provider and securing the root account, or billing account. The next tutorial focuses on IAM groups and users, which leads into examining IAM policies and permissions. You will learn how to define IAM roles; explore secure management access; and define network access control lists. Learn about secure management access and Secure Shell (SSH) and transport layer security (TLS). Learn how to define NACLs; configure stateful firewalls (which track connections and automatically allow returning traffic) in the cloud; and describe WAFs. In the final tutorial, discover best practices for hardening virtual machines. The concluding exercise asks learners to describe cloud infrastructure security.
12 videos | 58m has Assessment available Badge
Risk Assessment and Management
Risk assessment allows you to identify and prioritize risk, while risk management allows you to analyze, mitigate, or accept risk. In this course, you'll explore risk assessment and management. You'll begin by examining the role Business Impact Analysis plays in risk management and what it accomplishes, before moving on to learn about various risk assessment and analysis approaches. Next, you'll explore the importance of risk mitigation and having a strategy for it, as well as how risk mitigation strategies fit into the risk management effort. You'll learn about the NIST SP 800-37 risk management framework and the steps involved, as well as the Risk Maturity Model and the associated five levels of risk management competency. Finally, you'll explore ongoing risk management, including what causes risk responses and acceptance to change, and the importance of patch management.
8 videos | 41m has Assessment available Badge
Information Security: APT Defenses
In this 13-video course, discover key Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), concepts such as defense and best practices. Explore common APT attacks and mitigation techniques that can be used, APT tools, and how to create effective APT checklists. You will begin with an introduction to APT and its purpose, then look at the steps of the APT lifecycle. Learners will examine motives behind an APT and probable targets, and learn to identify APT defense best practices. Next, you will explore methods that can be used to strengthen APT defenses, and then recall the method(s) to deal with APTs. You will then take a look at the Equation aka APT group and its involvement in various cyber crimes. Another tutorial examines the key tools that are used when conducting an APT. Define risk assessment processes that can help you protect your assets. In the final tutorial in this course, you will be asked to identify key points for creating an effective checklist to address APT attacks.
13 videos | 1h 24m has Assessment available Badge
Information Security: NACs & Gateways
Learners will discover key features of network access control (NAC), the importance of NAC in a network, various NAC elements, authentication, and its implementation, in this 12-video course. Explore the risks and challenges associated with BYOD-which means "bring your own device"-and IoT, which is Internet of Things. You will begin the course by examining the security risks introduced by BYOD and IoT, along with their preventive measures. You will then explore the major challenges with BYOD in an organization. The next tutorial defines NAC and the importance it has in a network. This leads into examining the NAC architecture; the different features of NAC; and the impact of an improperly configured NAC. You will learn about the various NAC elements; recall the best practices of implementing NAC, and identify the key points for creating an effective checklist for NAC security. In the final tutorial, learners will be asked to list the NAC authentication methods.
12 videos | 37m has Assessment available Badge
Information Security: Subnetting & DNS for Security Architects
In this 11-video course, learners will discover key concepts related to subnetting, virtual machines (VMs), container, and DNS (domain name system) security. Examine tips and tricks used in subnetting and subnetting advantages. Explore classless inter-domain routing (CIDR), notation, deployment and security considerations for VMs and containers, and types of DNS attacks and mitigation strategies. You will begin the course by taking a look at the importance of subnetting, how it relates to security, and its advantages and disadvantages. Then move on to defining the CIDR notation. You will examine the subnetting cheat sheet, and learn various subnetting tips and tricks; compare VMs and containers, and examine the deployment considerations for VMs and containers. Next, learners will observe the best practices for deploying VMs, and the best practices for VM and container security. In the final two tutorials of this course, you will discover the various types of DNS attacks and their mitigations, and the various types of subnetting attacks and mitigations.
11 videos | 1h 5m has Assessment available Badge
Information Security: Securing Networking Protocols
Learners can explore the key concept of the common protocols in use, and discover the security issues of the transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) model and security protocols, in this 10-video course. You will begin by taking a look at the common protocols used in a network, the ports they use, and the type they are and what they do. Next, you will examine some of the security issues of the TCP/IP model at the layer level, of which it has four: application, transport, Internet, and data link. You will also explore the threats, vulnerabilities, and mitigation techniques in network security; identify the types of weak protocols and their replacements; and classify the various types of security protocols. Then learners will continue by examining various ways to use security protocols in different situations; the importance of implementing security protocols. In the final tutorial, learners will explore the security-first mindset and its necessity.
10 videos | 56m has Assessment available Badge
Information Security: Hardened Security Topologies
In this 8-video course, learners will discover the key concepts of different security topologies and the key role they play in network security. Begin with an introduction to security topologies, which define the network design based on security requirements. You will then explore the design goals for security topology, the elements used to ensure that the information is secure, which means that you need the concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA), of information in a proper way, and it needs to be secured. You also need to practice accountability along with CIA concepts. Next, you will examine advantages and disadvantages of different security topologies, which are the Intranet, the Internet, and various other topologies. You will take a look at the impact of integrating cloud topologies, and also delve into the various layers of security in cloud computing. The final tutorial in this course explores the different methods used to harden the components of security topologies.
8 videos | 42m has Assessment available Badge
Information Security: Continual Infrastructure Testing
Discover DevOps practices such as continuous security and security monitoring, the benefits of using DevOps, and best practices of DevOps security in this 11-video course. Explore the secure DevOps lifecycle and learn about security risks and the various tools used for DevOps testing. Key concepts covered in this course include continuous security practices and the need for continuous security in a DevOps environment; the benefits of using DevOps including improved quality, saving money, and saving time by not having to integrate code at the later stage; and the components of DevOps and their impact on the infrastructure security. Next, learners will examine the best practices of DevOps security and learn the secure DevOps lifecycle; and learn security risks that come with DevOps and tools that can help aid with continuous security infrastructure testing. Finally, learn the security risks of DevOps; and the various tools used for DevOps testing, as in each stage of DevOps certain types of tools will be used.
11 videos | 43m has Assessment available Badge
Information Security: Security Governance
In this 9-video course, learners will discover the importance of implementing security governance in an organization. Explore differences between security governance and security management, types of governance frameworks, and the roles of senior management. Also covered are ensuring good IT security governance, risks and opportunities, security governance programs, and governance framework structure. Key concepts covered in this course include how to distinguish between security governance and security management; learning about different types of IT governance frameworks including ISO 27001, PCI DSS, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), ITIL, and COBIT; and learning the various roles and responsibilities of senior management in governance; learn the measures used to ensure good IT security governance including creating governance within an organization, delivering governance through the right stakeholders. Next, observe how to review governance on a periodic basis; learn the risks and opportunities in security governance and making sure the security policies are up to date; and examine the process of rolling out a security governance program. Finally, you will examine the structure of a governance framework.
9 videos | 1h 14m has Assessment available Badge
Information Security: Honeypots
Explore various honeypot concepts, such as the types of honeypots, roles and uses of a honeypot, and how honeypot data analysis is used. In this 12-video course, you will examine strengths and weaknesses of a honeypot and how it is placed in networks. Key concepts covered in this course include the honeypot system itself, configured to detect, deflect, or counteract any unauthorized attempt to gain access to information; learning the various types of honeypots that can be used focusing on low and high interaction level types; and learning about the role played by honeypots in overall network security. Next, you will examine learn honeypot uses and disadvantages; learn the deployment strategies of a honeypot; and learn the various open-source and commercial honeypot products available on the market. Finally, learners will observe how honeypots are placed in a network; how to install and configure a honeypot by using KFSensor honeypot software; and explore how honeypot data analysis is captured through automated software or through a manual method.
12 videos | 35m has Assessment available Badge
Information Security: Pen Testing
Explore the key penetration (pen) testing concepts such as vulnerability assessment, types of pen testing, and threat actors, in this 14-video course. Discover why pen testing is needed and investigate tools used for pen testing. Key concepts covered in this course include pen testing, a set of tasks that are performed by ethical hackers against an organization, but in a legal way; steps performed during the pen testing process; and reasons why an organization needs to perform pen testing and distinguish between pen testing and vulnerability assessments. Next, you will compare the different types of pen testing and learn the weaknesses of pen testing; learn the various types of tools used in pen testing and the target selection for pen testing; and learn the types of assets in an organization; compare the types of risk responses that an organization may adapt. Finally, learners observe how to use the Metasploit framework in Kali Linux; and how to create an exploit by using MSFvenom.
14 videos | 1h 34m has Assessment available Badge

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