Aspire Journeys

Cyber Specialist to CISM

  • 64 Courses | 53h 25m 8s
  • Includes Test Prep
CISM is one of the highest paid cybersecurity positions in the industry. And for good reason. By holding this level of experience, you prove you have the ability to develop and manage cybersecurity programs, as well as understand the program's relationship to your organization's business goals. This journey supports both ISC(2)'s SSCP certification exam and ISACA's CISM certification exam. This journey includes: On-demand content, Instructor-led training, exam prep, live mentoring, and additional books/resources.

Cyber Architecture

In this track of the Cyber Specialist to CISM journey, the focus will be on designing and deploying a security architecture. You will learn how to integrate security policies across network, application, information, and access control architectures as well as cloud and hybrid cloud models. You will review and implement industry standard best practices and policies (NIST, etc.), along with standard architecture framework models.

This track includes Instructor-led training and on-demand content.

  • 4 Courses | 2h 55m 45s

Cyber Architecture On Demand

In this track of the Cyber Specialist to CISM journey, the focus will be on designing and deploying a security architecture. You will learn how to integrate security policies across network, application, information, and access control architectures as well as cloud and hybrid cloud models. You will review and implement industry standard best practices and policies (NIST, etc.), along with standard architecture framework models.

This track includes on-demand content.

  • 6 Courses | 4h 49m 46s

Cyber GRC

In this track of the Cyber Specialist to CISM journey, the focus will be on current laws and regulations that drive the creation of a governance system of rules, practices, and processes by which a company is directed and controlled.

This track includes Instructor-led training and on-demand content.

  • 4 Courses | 3h 4m 27s

Cyber GRC On Demand

the focus will be on current laws and regulations that drive the creation of a governance system of rules, practices, and processes by which a company is directed and controlled.

This track includes on-demand content.

  • 7 Courses | 5h 31m 34s

SSCP Certification

In this track of the Cyber Specialist to CISM journey, you will learn how to identify, evaluate, and prioritize potential threats, manage and mitigate threats through risk management concepts, assessment activities, and monitoring terminology, techniques and systems. Gain skills to properly and promptly respond to a security incident or forensic investigation with incident handling processes and procedures such as Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP).

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

  • 7 Courses | 4h 29m 18s

SSCP Certification On Demand

In this track of the Cyber Specialist to CISM journey, you will learn how to identify, evaluate, and prioritize potential threats, manage and mitigate threats through risk management concepts, assessment activities, and monitoring terminology, techniques and systems. Gain skills to properly and promptly respond to a security incident or forensic investigation with incident handling processes and procedures such as Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP).

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

  • 18 Courses | 11h 28m 17s

CISM Certification

In this track of the Cyber Specialist to CISM journey, the focus will be on managing, designing, and overseeing and assessing an enterprise's information security. 

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

  • 6 Courses | 7h 38m 58s

CISM Certification On Demand

In this track of the Cyber Specialist to CISM journey, the focus will be on managing, designing, and overseeing and assessing an enterprise's information security. 

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

  • 12 Courses | 13h 27m 3s

COURSES INCLUDED

Frameworks, Life Cycles, and Architecture
Organizations require people with the skills to make decisions to secure information systems based on best practices, standards, and industry recommendations. Security architects fill this need. In this course, you'll learn about common IT life cycles and life cycle management, including the system development and security life cycles. You'll explore the importance of frameworks, including enterprise architecture frameworks. You'll then examine various stakeholders and the roles they play in architecture development. Next, you'll learn about the need for and types of security policies. Finally, you'll explore aspects of secure network architecture design, including network segmentation and components, applying industry best practices, and team member roles and responsibilities.
12 videos | 41m has Assessment available Badge
Secure Application and Data Architecture Design
Security architects design and implement secure architectures and translate business processes and risk into policy and implementation rules. In this course, you'll explore designing secure application and data architectures. First, you'll examine the history of development, the role of the application architect, and application architecture goals. Next, you'll learn about disciplines related to application architecture, as well as Service-oriented Architecture and its standards. You'll move on to learn about modular framework development, authentication, patching, and vulnerability testing. Next, you'll examine data architecture, data classification, data privacy, and database security. Finally, you'll learn about encryption and big data, as well as data architecture analysis and influences.
20 videos | 52m has Assessment available Badge
Access Control and Security Architecture Design
In this course, you'll learn about designing a secure access control architecture and updating a security architecture. First, you'll explore identity and access management, including the IAAA process and related entities. You'll move on to examine access control policies and models. You'll learn about centralized access control, as well as distributed access control, federated identity management frameworks, and supporting protocols. You'll explore the importance of access reviews, as well as access control considerations with bring your own device and Internet of Things. Next, you'll examine the impact of change on a security architecture and steps involved in life cycle management. Finally, you'll complete this course by learning about architecture change considerations and the importance of a change management policy.
13 videos | 44m has Assessment available Badge
Security Architecture Documentation and Alternative Architectures
In this course, you'll learn about documentation requirements for a security architecture and alternate architectures. First, you'll explore the types of documentation required to guide an architecture. You'll examine input documentation, including business requirements and objectives, standards and best practices, and laws and regulations. Next, you'll learn about architecture documentation, including how and what to document. You'll examine output documentation as well, including policies, procedures, and guidelines. You'll learn about the Security Requirements Traceability Matrix, including required fields. Finally, you'll learn about virtualization and how to evaluate cloud and hybrid cloud solutions, focusing on factors like shared responsibility, encryption, and key management.
12 videos | 36m has Assessment available Badge

COURSES INCLUDED

Frameworks, Life Cycles, and Architecture
Organizations require people with the skills to make decisions to secure information systems based on best practices, standards, and industry recommendations. Security architects fill this need. In this course, you'll learn about common IT life cycles and life cycle management, including the system development and security life cycles. You'll explore the importance of frameworks, including enterprise architecture frameworks. You'll then examine various stakeholders and the roles they play in architecture development. Next, you'll learn about the need for and types of security policies. Finally, you'll explore aspects of secure network architecture design, including network segmentation and components, applying industry best practices, and team member roles and responsibilities.
12 videos | 41m has Assessment available Badge
Secure Application and Data Architecture Design
Security architects design and implement secure architectures and translate business processes and risk into policy and implementation rules. In this course, you'll explore designing secure application and data architectures. First, you'll examine the history of development, the role of the application architect, and application architecture goals. Next, you'll learn about disciplines related to application architecture, as well as Service-oriented Architecture and its standards. You'll move on to learn about modular framework development, authentication, patching, and vulnerability testing. Next, you'll examine data architecture, data classification, data privacy, and database security. Finally, you'll learn about encryption and big data, as well as data architecture analysis and influences.
20 videos | 52m has Assessment available Badge
Access Control and Security Architecture Design
In this course, you'll learn about designing a secure access control architecture and updating a security architecture. First, you'll explore identity and access management, including the IAAA process and related entities. You'll move on to examine access control policies and models. You'll learn about centralized access control, as well as distributed access control, federated identity management frameworks, and supporting protocols. You'll explore the importance of access reviews, as well as access control considerations with bring your own device and Internet of Things. Next, you'll examine the impact of change on a security architecture and steps involved in life cycle management. Finally, you'll complete this course by learning about architecture change considerations and the importance of a change management policy.
13 videos | 44m has Assessment available Badge
Security Architecture Documentation and Alternative Architectures
In this course, you'll learn about documentation requirements for a security architecture and alternate architectures. First, you'll explore the types of documentation required to guide an architecture. You'll examine input documentation, including business requirements and objectives, standards and best practices, and laws and regulations. Next, you'll learn about architecture documentation, including how and what to document. You'll examine output documentation as well, including policies, procedures, and guidelines. You'll learn about the Security Requirements Traceability Matrix, including required fields. Finally, you'll learn about virtualization and how to evaluate cloud and hybrid cloud solutions, focusing on factors like shared responsibility, encryption, and key management.
12 videos | 36m 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
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

COURSES INCLUDED

Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance
In this course, you'll explore governance, risk management, and compliance - commonly known as GRC. You'll examine why it matters, what it is, and its increasing importance. You'll learn about who needs it and the role it plays for various parties. Next, you'll examine industry compliance, external authorities, non-compliance consequences, and reporting. You'll also learn about industry standards like PCI, laws and regulations, and compliance and company policy. Finally, you'll complete this course by learning about privacy compliance, including private data, how data architectures address privacy information, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the General Data Protection Regulation, and privacy best practices.
13 videos | 1h 14m 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
Governance and Corporate Culture
Corporate culture relates to the enterprise-wide attitudes towards security and risk. In this course, you'll learn about governance and corporate culture. First, you'll explore corporate security culture and associated concerns, before moving on to look at the concept of fear, uncertainty, and doubt and why it should be avoided. Next, you'll examine why enterprise-wide support is required, the differences between top-down and bottom-up, and various security roles. You'll learn about the importance of having an acceptable use policy, consequences of not having an appropriate policy in place, and having consequences for individuals who violate this policy. Finally, you'll examine methods of improving corporate culture and governance, like training, rewards and consequences, and hiring practices, and also learn about the importance of ongoing assessments.
5 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge
Governance and Policy
Governance helps shape the current and future strategy of an organization and aligns IT solutions with corporate strategy. In this course, you'll learn about the role of governance and policy. First, you'll explore the purpose and importance of governance and how it relates to policy. You'll move on to examine Business Continuity Plans and the four steps involved in the process. You'll explore updating governance policies and also governance tools like Business Impact Analysis, Disaster Recovery Plan, public relations strategies, and RACI charts. Finally, you'll explore common characteristics of eGRC tools and examine specific tools like IBM OpenPages and RSA Archer.
4 videos | 47m has Assessment available Badge

COURSES INCLUDED

Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance
In this course, you'll explore governance, risk management, and compliance - commonly known as GRC. You'll examine why it matters, what it is, and its increasing importance. You'll learn about who needs it and the role it plays for various parties. Next, you'll examine industry compliance, external authorities, non-compliance consequences, and reporting. You'll also learn about industry standards like PCI, laws and regulations, and compliance and company policy. Finally, you'll complete this course by learning about privacy compliance, including private data, how data architectures address privacy information, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the General Data Protection Regulation, and privacy best practices.
13 videos | 1h 14m 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
Governance and Corporate Culture
Corporate culture relates to the enterprise-wide attitudes towards security and risk. In this course, you'll learn about governance and corporate culture. First, you'll explore corporate security culture and associated concerns, before moving on to look at the concept of fear, uncertainty, and doubt and why it should be avoided. Next, you'll examine why enterprise-wide support is required, the differences between top-down and bottom-up, and various security roles. You'll learn about the importance of having an acceptable use policy, consequences of not having an appropriate policy in place, and having consequences for individuals who violate this policy. Finally, you'll examine methods of improving corporate culture and governance, like training, rewards and consequences, and hiring practices, and also learn about the importance of ongoing assessments.
5 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge
Governance and Policy
Governance helps shape the current and future strategy of an organization and aligns IT solutions with corporate strategy. In this course, you'll learn about the role of governance and policy. First, you'll explore the purpose and importance of governance and how it relates to policy. You'll move on to examine Business Continuity Plans and the four steps involved in the process. You'll explore updating governance policies and also governance tools like Business Impact Analysis, Disaster Recovery Plan, public relations strategies, and RACI charts. Finally, you'll explore common characteristics of eGRC tools and examine specific tools like IBM OpenPages and RSA Archer.
4 videos | 47m has Assessment available Badge
Security Program Regulatory Integration
In this 12-video course, learners will discover the importance of integrating regulations with organizational security policies. Explore security standards such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA); and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), as well as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST). To begin, determine how to establish the importance of building regulatory compliance into a company's IT security program. You will then examine Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and Protected Health Information (PHI). This leads into the subject of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and what it entails. You will learn how HIPAA protects medical information; how GDPR protects European Union citizen data, and how the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), applies to financial institutions. You will also identify how FISMA strives to protect sensitive US Government information, and recognize both NIST and ISO security standards. To conclude the course, you will discover how the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), requires organizational financial transparency.
12 videos | 38m 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
Policy & Governance: Incident Response
Learners can explore the creation, adoption, and use of an IRP (Incident Response Plan) in this 14-video course, which examines the purpose and objectives of an IPR, and how it incorporates the objectives of an organization. You will learn how to draft an IRP, and examine the six stages of incident response: preparation, identification, containment, eradication, recovery, and lessons learned. Next, you will examine several tools that are available for incident response strategies, including Sleuth Kit, Metasploit, Websense, and FireEye Security Orchestrator. You will explore the different types of CSIRTs (Computer Security Incident Response Teams), team roles, their purpose, and the benefits of an outsourced team. This course demonstrates an incident team response with two hypothetical scenarios. You will learn about compliance and regulatory requirements, and will examine the international standard, ISO 27001. You will examine governance policy to direct and control IT security. Finally, you will learn to use governance polices to create incident response policies, and you will learn the elements and best practices for creating a plan.
14 videos | 1h 9m has Assessment available Badge

COURSES INCLUDED

SSCP 2021: Basic Security Concepts
Most candidates for the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) exam will have the required one year of paid job experience. So the basic security concepts are most likely a review for most learners. However, simply defining the technology is not enough. Candidates must be able to grasp how the following principles are implemented: (ISC)² Code of Ethics, confidentiality, integrity, availability, accountability, privacy, non-repudiation, least privilege, and segregation of duties (SoD). Take this course to explore how you would apply these principles to your own daily security operations. Upon completion, you'll have a solid knowledge of the topics covered in Domain 1: Security Operations and Administration of the (ISC)² SSCP 2021 CBK, preparing you to take the exam.
11 videos | 28m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Security Controls
When an organization decides to mitigate risk as part of a handling strategy, they will, in essence, raise the difficulty or resistance to threat actors using various security controls. If your role involves upholding the operational security of your organization's most coveted assets, you must be familiar with the many types of controls available. Use this course to become familiar with security control categories and the controls that fall within them. Among others, explore administrative controls, like security policies and procedures; technical controls, like device hardening and application firewalls; and physical controls, like surveillance equipment and security personnel. When you're done, you'll be able to decide the security controls you should implement in your organization. This course covers topics from Domain 1: Security Operations and Administration of the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 CBK.
10 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Asset & Change Management Lifecycles
As a security practitioner, assessing risk and applying controls is a fundamental part of the job description. However, doing so becomes pretty challenging if you don't know the value and priority of all physical and logical assets. Solid comprehension of the well-established lifecycles and architectures involved in both asset and change management will help you implement all your security initiatives smartly. In this course, examine the processes and best practices involved in each of the asset and change management lifecycle phases. When you've finished, you'll know the best way to implement each of these phases within the context of your own business. This course explores topics from Domain 1: Security Operations and Administration of the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 CBK.
10 videos | 42m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Physical Security Operations
Although on the surface, choosing physical controls may seem common sense and subjective, there are likely options and considerations you're unaware of. Furthermore, SSCP exam candidates must have a broad knowledge of these controls to pass the exam. Use this course to explore, in detail, the many categories and types of physical security controls, including barriers, such as gate types; surveillance, such as camera types; types of locks and sensors; secure areas, such as Faraday cages; and environmental controls, such as air gaps. Upon course completion, you'll be able to customize your physical security methods to suit your organization. This course covers subtopic 1.8 from Domain 1: Security Operations and Administration of the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 CBK.
10 videos | 30m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Risk Management
If a threat agent exploits an IT asset's vulnerability, then the consequences for a business could be detrimental. In IT security terms, the likelihood of this happening and the potential impact if it did constitutes the concept of risk. Those responsible for the operational security of assets need to know how to reduce risk sufficiently. Use this course to learn the many ways to identify, assess, and manage risk related to IT infrastructure. Explore, in detail, various risk management techniques, such as risk visibility and reporting, threat modeling, and risk treatment. Examine legal and regulatory concerns when managing risk. And see how to implement organizational security awareness and training. Upon completion, you'll know how to bring risk magnitude down to a pre-defined acceptable level. You'll also be further prepared to sit the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 exam.
9 videos | 46m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Network Attacks & Countermeasures
A critical aspect of risk and security management is having a clear picture of the present threatscape. This involves knowledge of threats actors, exploits, vulnerabilities, and malware along with countermeasures that include various technical, physical, and managerial controls. Take this course to learn to recognize several types of network attacks. Examine various methods for managing network security, from network device placement to configuring access control lists and using firewalls and proxies. Furthermore, learn how to secure network-based security devices as well as routers and switches. Then, delve into content delivery networking, cloud-based load balancers, and intrusion detection and prevention. Upon course completion, you'll know what's involved in both network attacks and countermeasures. You'll also be further prepared for the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 exam.
10 videos | 1h 5m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Secure Wireless Communication
Network and communications security is part of the SSCP Domain 6 objectives and includes the important topic of securing wireless communication. Use this course to learn about the key features of wireless networking technologies and the security vulnerabilities you need to consider. Examine key aspects about the operation of wireless technologies on the network including common wireless 802.11 standards and their distinguishing characteristics, and explore cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Near-Field Communication (NFC). Learn about the role of authentication and encryption protocols like WPA, WPA2, WPA3, and Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) as used on the network. Finally, learn how to secure various Internet of Things (IoT) devices including embedded devices and software-on-a-chip technology. Upon course completion, you'll know what's involved in securing wireless communication and devices. You'll also be further prepared for the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 exam.
7 videos | 35m has Assessment available Badge

COURSES INCLUDED

SSCP 2021: Basic Security Concepts
Most candidates for the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) exam will have the required one year of paid job experience. So the basic security concepts are most likely a review for most learners. However, simply defining the technology is not enough. Candidates must be able to grasp how the following principles are implemented: (ISC)² Code of Ethics, confidentiality, integrity, availability, accountability, privacy, non-repudiation, least privilege, and segregation of duties (SoD). Take this course to explore how you would apply these principles to your own daily security operations. Upon completion, you'll have a solid knowledge of the topics covered in Domain 1: Security Operations and Administration of the (ISC)² SSCP 2021 CBK, preparing you to take the exam.
11 videos | 28m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Security Controls
When an organization decides to mitigate risk as part of a handling strategy, they will, in essence, raise the difficulty or resistance to threat actors using various security controls. If your role involves upholding the operational security of your organization's most coveted assets, you must be familiar with the many types of controls available. Use this course to become familiar with security control categories and the controls that fall within them. Among others, explore administrative controls, like security policies and procedures; technical controls, like device hardening and application firewalls; and physical controls, like surveillance equipment and security personnel. When you're done, you'll be able to decide the security controls you should implement in your organization. This course covers topics from Domain 1: Security Operations and Administration of the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 CBK.
10 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Asset & Change Management Lifecycles
As a security practitioner, assessing risk and applying controls is a fundamental part of the job description. However, doing so becomes pretty challenging if you don't know the value and priority of all physical and logical assets. Solid comprehension of the well-established lifecycles and architectures involved in both asset and change management will help you implement all your security initiatives smartly. In this course, examine the processes and best practices involved in each of the asset and change management lifecycle phases. When you've finished, you'll know the best way to implement each of these phases within the context of your own business. This course explores topics from Domain 1: Security Operations and Administration of the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 CBK.
10 videos | 42m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Physical Security Operations
Although on the surface, choosing physical controls may seem common sense and subjective, there are likely options and considerations you're unaware of. Furthermore, SSCP exam candidates must have a broad knowledge of these controls to pass the exam. Use this course to explore, in detail, the many categories and types of physical security controls, including barriers, such as gate types; surveillance, such as camera types; types of locks and sensors; secure areas, such as Faraday cages; and environmental controls, such as air gaps. Upon course completion, you'll be able to customize your physical security methods to suit your organization. This course covers subtopic 1.8 from Domain 1: Security Operations and Administration of the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 CBK.
10 videos | 30m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Understanding & Applying Cryptography
Although cryptography isn't covered until domain 5 of the SSCP CBK, potential exam candidates and security professionals will benefit from foundational knowledge of cryptosystems early in their training. Use this course to grasp the reasons and requirements for cryptography in safe-guarding information, including regulations and governance. Investigate cryptographic techniques, such as hashing and salting, symmetric and asymmetric encryption, and elliptic curve cryptography. Discover what's involves in digital signatures and certificates. Explore cryptographic attacks, cryptanalysis, and countermeasures. And delve into advanced cryptosystems, such as quantum computing and blockchain. Upon course completion, you'll be aware of the various traditional and modern cryptology techniques used to protect data and communications. This course will help you in the lead-up to taking the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 exam.
10 videos | 41m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Secure Protocols & Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
Early on in the development of TCP/IP and the application layer protocols and services, it was decided not no build native security but rather to add new secure mechanisms and protocols. The aim was to maintain internetworking and interoperability without adding too much overhead. Knowing how these protocols work and how you can implement them will change how you protect your organization's information. Use this course to get abreast of some of the most vital secure protocols and their implementation along with other core services, such as key management, web of trust (WOT), and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Upon course completion, you'll be able to detail how and why these protocols and services are used. This course will help you in the lead-up to taking the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 exam.
8 videos | 38m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Authentication & Trust Architectures
As a security professional, you'll likely have been exposed to the concept of origin authentication. However, in today's modern environment of mobile devices, the Internet of Things, and embedded systems, more robust authentication, authorization, and identity management methods are imperative. Use this course to comprehend how single and multi-factor authentication, single sign-on (SSO), device authentication, and federated access work. Examine the use of trust relationships between domains and what's meant by Zero Trust. And distinguish between various internetwork connections such as the Internet, intranets, and extranets. Upon course completion, you'll be able to detail how and why these authentication mechanisms and trust architectures are used. You'll also be one step closer to being prepared to take the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 exam.
7 videos | 33m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Identity Management & Access Control Models
Whether you manage one or thousands of digital identities, the expectation for regulatory compliance, top-level security, and speedy access control will be the same. The importance of access control is reinforced by Domain 2 of the SSCP exam, representing 15% of the overall subject matter. Among other topics, this domain covers the identity management lifecycle and access control models. Use this course to gain a clear comprehension of the various aspects of identity management, namely authorization, proofing, provisioning, de-provisioning, maintenance, and entitlement. Furthermore, explore several types of access control models, including role-based and rule-based, and investigate the Bell-LaPadula and Biba mandatory access confidentiality and integrity models. Upon course completion, you'll recognize the identity management and access control techniques needed in your organization. You'll also be further prepared to sit the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 exam.
10 videos | 40m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Risk Management
If a threat agent exploits an IT asset's vulnerability, then the consequences for a business could be detrimental. In IT security terms, the likelihood of this happening and the potential impact if it did constitutes the concept of risk. Those responsible for the operational security of assets need to know how to reduce risk sufficiently. Use this course to learn the many ways to identify, assess, and manage risk related to IT infrastructure. Explore, in detail, various risk management techniques, such as risk visibility and reporting, threat modeling, and risk treatment. Examine legal and regulatory concerns when managing risk. And see how to implement organizational security awareness and training. Upon completion, you'll know how to bring risk magnitude down to a pre-defined acceptable level. You'll also be further prepared to sit the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 exam.
9 videos | 46m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Security & Vulnerability Assessment
Once you've assessed an organization's risks, you need to implement continuous visibility and reporting to understand risk evolution. Furthermore, once you've established security policies and controls, you need to test and evaluate them to confirm their efficacy. To meet these goals, security practitioners need to know how to uncover vulnerabilities, identify events of interest, monitor logs, and analyze metrics. Use this course to learn security and vulnerability assessment techniques and methodologies. Explore security testing, risk review, and vulnerability management. Examine data logging and event aggregation. Learn how to implement monitoring and event data analysis. And see how to document and communicate findings. Upon completion, you'll be able to identify, monitor, and analyze security risks. You'll also be further prepared to sit the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 exam.
8 videos | 30m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Incident Response & Forensics
Unprecedented events such as the Y2K bug and terrorist attacks, along with increasing cybercrime pervasiveness and sophistication, have meant that since the early 2000s, a security team's ability to recover from a disaster has moved from a bonus to non-negotiable. There are several phases to incident response, from preparation to forensic investigations and beyond. A competent security professional needs to know all of them. Use this course to learn what's involved in the incident response lifecycle phases of preparation, detection, analysis, escalation, containment, eradication, recovery, and lessons learned. As you advance, explore essential aspects of cyber forensic investigations, such as handling evidence and reporting. Upon completion, you'll know the multiple facets of incident response and cyber forensics. You'll also be further prepared to sit the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 exam.
9 videos | 36m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Business Continuity Planning
When dealing with security, preparation is key. A variety of disasters could happen to most organizations at any moment, and the impact that could have on data and systems could be detrimental. There are many measures and processes to help recover from a disaster. Use this course to learn a handful of them. Explore the main elements of business continuity planning (BCP), also called continuity of operations (COOP). See what's involved in business impact analysis and disaster recovery planning. And examine various backup and restore methods. Upon course completion, you'll know several strategies to ensure a business continues to function after a disaster. This course's objectives line up with those in Domain 4: Incident Response and Recovery of the SSCP CBK and will help you prepare for the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 exam.
7 videos | 36m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Fundamental Networking Concepts
Historically speaking, the vast majority of security practitioners, technicians, engineers, and architects come from the field of local and wide area networking. This factor, as well as the importance of protecting data-in-transit, makes networking a critical knowledge area. Use this course to get to grips with several networking concepts and methodologies. Learn to distinguish between the OSI and TCP/IP reference models. Explore network topologies, relationships, and media types. See what's meant by software-defined networking (SDN), Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS), and terminal access controller access-control system plus (TACACS+), among other terms. Examine commonly used ports and protocols. And look into remote access connectivity and virtual private networks (VPNs). Upon course completion, you'll be familiar with several fundamental networking concepts and network access control methodologies. You'll also be further prepared for the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 exam.
9 videos | 50m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Network Attacks & Countermeasures
A critical aspect of risk and security management is having a clear picture of the present threatscape. This involves knowledge of threats actors, exploits, vulnerabilities, and malware along with countermeasures that include various technical, physical, and managerial controls. Take this course to learn to recognize several types of network attacks. Examine various methods for managing network security, from network device placement to configuring access control lists and using firewalls and proxies. Furthermore, learn how to secure network-based security devices as well as routers and switches. Then, delve into content delivery networking, cloud-based load balancers, and intrusion detection and prevention. Upon course completion, you'll know what's involved in both network attacks and countermeasures. You'll also be further prepared for the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 exam.
10 videos | 1h 5m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Secure Wireless Communication
Network and communications security is part of the SSCP Domain 6 objectives and includes the important topic of securing wireless communication. Use this course to learn about the key features of wireless networking technologies and the security vulnerabilities you need to consider. Examine key aspects about the operation of wireless technologies on the network including common wireless 802.11 standards and their distinguishing characteristics, and explore cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Near-Field Communication (NFC). Learn about the role of authentication and encryption protocols like WPA, WPA2, WPA3, and Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) as used on the network. Finally, learn how to secure various Internet of Things (IoT) devices including embedded devices and software-on-a-chip technology. Upon course completion, you'll know what's involved in securing wireless communication and devices. You'll also be further prepared for the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 exam.
7 videos | 35m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Malware & Countermeasures
To secure systems and applications appropriately, security practitioners must first recognize the various types of malicious code and activity. After this, they need to execute the best measures to counter these exploits. Use this theory-based course to recognize multiple types of exploits and malware and their most common countermeasures. Explore malware variants, such as rootkits, spyware, scareware, and ransomware. Examine countermeasures involving scanners, antimalware, and code signing. Then, study malicious activities, such as insider threats, data theft, zero-day exploits, and advanced persistent threats (APTs). And discover their various countermeasures, such as system hardening, patching, and data loss prevention (DLP). Lastly, investigate advanced mitigation techniques that involve behavioral and data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Upon completion, you'll be able to identify and analyze malicious code and activity. You'll also be further prepared for the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 exam.
7 videos | 36m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Endpoint Protection & Mobile Device Management
The first decade of the 21st century saw an explosion in the use of various mobile devices and cloud service providers in the enterprise. With this came a new challenge for security professionals from which several techniques and tools were developed. Get to grips with the many terms and activities related to endpoint protection and mobile device management in this vocational course. Explore what's involved in host-based intrusion prevention systems (HIPS) and host-based intrusion detection systems (HIDS). Examine endpoint encryption, protection, detection, and response. And study mobile provisioning and mobile device and application management. Upon course completion, you'll be familiar with the best techniques for protecting various devices and systems. You'll also be further prepared for the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 exam.
8 videos | 33m has Assessment available Badge
SSCP 2021: Secure Virtual & Cloud Environments
The security landscape changes in tandem with the evolution of technology. As virtualization and cloud computing have emerged, so have associated security tools, techniques, and regulations. Ensure your security knowledge is up-to-date with this advanced exam preparatory course. Learn about hypervisors, virtual appliances, and containers. Examine continuity and resilience, attacks and countermeasures, and legal and regulatory concerns. Explore what's involved in shared and data storage, deployment and service models, processing, and transmission. Delve into third-party/outsourcing requirements, data portability, data destruction, and auditing. And finally, investigate the cloud computing shared responsibility model. When you're done, you'll know how to secure technologies related to virtualization and cloud computing. You'll also be further prepared for the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 exam.
8 videos | 41m has Assessment available Badge

COURSES INCLUDED

CISM 2020: Information Security & Business Process Alignment
Proper IT governance starts with aligning IT solutions with business processes. In this course, you'll explore how to identify the relationship between IT security and business objectives. You'll examine in detail how various regulations and security standards, such as HIPAA, GDPR, and PCI DSS, can influence an organization's IT security decisions, going through seven of such regulations one-by-one. Next, you'll examine the cloud services, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) to determine how responsibility is divided between provider and consumer. Lastly, you'll investigate several public cloud providers' security accreditations. This course is part of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.
14 videos | 1h 13m has Assessment available Badge
CISM 2020: Managing IT Risk
Using on-premises and cloud computing IT environments introduces an element of risk. In this course, you'll explore risk management concepts, including gap analysis and SWOT, as well as strategies to manage risk, such as applying risk treatments and creating a risk register. Additionally, you'll outline data governance and examine the responsibilities of specific data roles, including the data owner and data custodian. You'll then work with data classification using Amazon Macie and Microsoft FSRM. Moving on, you'll learn how to tag cloud resources and carry out cloud risk assessments. You'll explore how to determine if specific security controls are worth implementing to protect assets. Lastly, you'll investigate how to establish a security awareness program through the organization. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.
14 videos | 1h 20m has Assessment available Badge
CISM 2020: Cryptography & PKI
Securing data at rest and in transit over a network is accomplished through the use of cryptography. In this course, you'll explore the concepts of hashing and encryption. You'll start by studying how cryptography addresses IT security before gaining hands-on experience generating file hashes and encrypting data at rest. Some of the methods you'll practice will be using Microsoft EFS and AxCrypt to protect files, Microsoft BitLocker to protect disk volumes, PuTTYgen to generate key pairs, and wiping disk data. Moving along, you'll examine and work with PKI certificate authorities, deploying and requesting both Microsoft and AWS certificate authorities. This course is part of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.
14 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
CISM 2020: Network Infrastructure Security
Various laws, regulations, and security best practices require network traffic coming in and out of IT services to be controlled. In this course, you'll learn how to implement techniques to ensure the precious IT assets within your organization's network are secure. You'll begin by exploring what the IPsec network security protocol does and how it's employed. You'll then examine various types of firewalls and decipher when they should be used. Next, you'll work with correctly setting up Windows Defender Firewall, Linux firewall settings, and cloud-based packet filtering rules. Lastly, you'll practice hardening a Wi-Fi network and forging network traffic. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.
12 videos | 1h 11m has Assessment available Badge
CISM 2020: IT Security Policies
IT security policies guide how IT services are deployed and managed in an organization. To achieve certification in information security management, you'll need to demonstrate a clear understanding of what policies exist and where and how to implement them. In this course, you'll explore various types of security policies, starting with those for securing change and patch management. You'll then investigate some network and host security hardening techniques. You'll move on to practice hardening Windows and Linux servers as well as a network printer and passwords. You'll then examine how to detect social engineering scams and deal with malware infections. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.
14 videos | 1h 21m has Assessment available Badge
CISM 2020: Business Continuity
Information security managers must plan for inevitable business disruptions, knowing how best to minimize the impact of these disruptions on business processes and learn from them to prepare for future incidences. In this course, you'll explore techniques to reduce the chances of disruptions, plan for the inevitable, and learn from past occurrences. You'll start by examining personnel hiring and skills management and how this relates to IT governance. Next, you'll investigate the concept of high availability configurations before delving into data replication, load balancing, and data backups. You'll also practice some associated techniques. Lastly, you'll learn how to craft disaster recovery and incident response plans, along with post-incident reviews. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.
13 videos | 1h 15m has Assessment available Badge

COURSES INCLUDED

CISM 2020: Information Security & Business Process Alignment
Proper IT governance starts with aligning IT solutions with business processes. In this course, you'll explore how to identify the relationship between IT security and business objectives. You'll examine in detail how various regulations and security standards, such as HIPAA, GDPR, and PCI DSS, can influence an organization's IT security decisions, going through seven of such regulations one-by-one. Next, you'll examine the cloud services, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) to determine how responsibility is divided between provider and consumer. Lastly, you'll investigate several public cloud providers' security accreditations. This course is part of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.
14 videos | 1h 13m has Assessment available Badge
CISM 2020: Managing IT Risk
Using on-premises and cloud computing IT environments introduces an element of risk. In this course, you'll explore risk management concepts, including gap analysis and SWOT, as well as strategies to manage risk, such as applying risk treatments and creating a risk register. Additionally, you'll outline data governance and examine the responsibilities of specific data roles, including the data owner and data custodian. You'll then work with data classification using Amazon Macie and Microsoft FSRM. Moving on, you'll learn how to tag cloud resources and carry out cloud risk assessments. You'll explore how to determine if specific security controls are worth implementing to protect assets. Lastly, you'll investigate how to establish a security awareness program through the organization. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.
14 videos | 1h 20m has Assessment available Badge
CISM 2020: Cryptography & PKI
Securing data at rest and in transit over a network is accomplished through the use of cryptography. In this course, you'll explore the concepts of hashing and encryption. You'll start by studying how cryptography addresses IT security before gaining hands-on experience generating file hashes and encrypting data at rest. Some of the methods you'll practice will be using Microsoft EFS and AxCrypt to protect files, Microsoft BitLocker to protect disk volumes, PuTTYgen to generate key pairs, and wiping disk data. Moving along, you'll examine and work with PKI certificate authorities, deploying and requesting both Microsoft and AWS certificate authorities. This course is part of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.
14 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
CISM 2020: TCP/IP Configuration
Modern computing uses IPv4, and increasingly IPv6. In this course, you'll explore IPv4 and IPv6 configuration details in preparation for configuring IT services to support business processes. You'll work with DNS name resolution and DHCP. You'll identify the role played by various network infrastructure devices, such as routers and switches. Furthermore, you'll capture and analyze network traffic using Wireshark. By the end of this course, some of the skills you'll acquire will be to recognize the connection between OSI model layers from TCP/IP protocols, set up TCP/IP both manually and with DHCP, and configure DNS using Azure, AWS, and GoDaddy. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.
13 videos | 1h 14m has Assessment available Badge
CISM 2020: Network Infrastructure Security
Various laws, regulations, and security best practices require network traffic coming in and out of IT services to be controlled. In this course, you'll learn how to implement techniques to ensure the precious IT assets within your organization's network are secure. You'll begin by exploring what the IPsec network security protocol does and how it's employed. You'll then examine various types of firewalls and decipher when they should be used. Next, you'll work with correctly setting up Windows Defender Firewall, Linux firewall settings, and cloud-based packet filtering rules. Lastly, you'll practice hardening a Wi-Fi network and forging network traffic. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.
12 videos | 1h 11m has Assessment available Badge
CISM 2020: Identity & Access Management
Information security managers must consider the security risks and potential impact of user access to resources. In this course, you'll explore how to manage and assign user authentication and authorization to use resources for various cloud and local services. You'll start by distinguishing between authentication and authorization. Next, you'll assign file system permissions in Windows and Linux. You'll then practice assigning permissions policies to AWS users. Lastly, you'll enable multifactor authentication and single sign-on for AWS users. By the end of this course, you'll be able to create and manage Microsoft AD, Linux, and AWS users and groups and set up various types of permissions for them. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.
13 videos | 1h 18m has Assessment available Badge
CISM 2020: Server Roles
Servers provide many different types of functionality that must be adequately secured. To qualify as a Certified Information Security Manager, you'll need to know how to securely manage and deploy Windows and Linux cloud-based servers both on-premises and remotely in addition to encrypting a virtual machine. In this course, you'll begin by examining various server roles, when they should be used, and how to secure them. Next, you'll deploy Windows and Linux servers in the cloud and manage them from an on-premises environment. Lastly, you'll assign SQL Server roles and encrypt an on-premises VMware workstation virtual machine. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.
8 videos | 41m has Assessment available Badge
CISM 2020: IT Security Policies
IT security policies guide how IT services are deployed and managed in an organization. To achieve certification in information security management, you'll need to demonstrate a clear understanding of what policies exist and where and how to implement them. In this course, you'll explore various types of security policies, starting with those for securing change and patch management. You'll then investigate some network and host security hardening techniques. You'll move on to practice hardening Windows and Linux servers as well as a network printer and passwords. You'll then examine how to detect social engineering scams and deal with malware infections. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.
14 videos | 1h 21m has Assessment available Badge
CISM 2020: Detecting Security Anomalies
Information security managers must have the most efficient tools to detect potential security incidents at their disposal. In this course, you'll explore several tools that can be used to detect anomalies and learn how to take action to mitigate these anomalies. You'll learn to differentiate intrusion detection from intrusion prevention, before using Snort for network anomaly detection. You'll then examine how honeypots provide insight related to malicious user techniques. Next, you'll analyze various types of Windows logs, before working with logging in Linux. Lastly, you'll configure data loss prevention in the cloud, view compliance reports, and outline how SIEM and SOAR can be used for incident detection and response. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.
10 videos | 56m has Assessment available Badge
CISM 2020: Security Testing
Periodic security testing sheds light on an organization's current security posture. As an information security manager, you should know how to accurately and thoroughly assess the condition of an organization's IT security. In this course, you'll learn the concepts and practices involved in this process. You'll start by examining how physical security can influence IT services. Next, you'll explore the benefits and techniques involved in network scanning, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing. You'll round off the course by analyzing cloud-based security recommendations. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.
7 videos | 30m has Assessment available Badge
CISM 2020: Digital Forensics
Information security managers may be called upon to aid in the gathering and preservation of digital evidence. To achieve certification-level knowledge, you should be savvy in terms of the techniques, requirements, and potential hurdles involved in gathering digital evidence. In this course, you'll explore several digital forensic techniques, such as order of volatility, chain of custody, and data immutability. You'll also examine common digital forensic hardware and software tools. To round off the course, you'll gain hands-on experience using steganography, hard disk image creation, and data recovery using Autopsy in Kali Linux. You'll then investigate common web application attacks and secure coding practices. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.
12 videos | 1h 7m has Assessment available Badge
CISM 2020: Business Continuity
Information security managers must plan for inevitable business disruptions, knowing how best to minimize the impact of these disruptions on business processes and learn from them to prepare for future incidences. In this course, you'll explore techniques to reduce the chances of disruptions, plan for the inevitable, and learn from past occurrences. You'll start by examining personnel hiring and skills management and how this relates to IT governance. Next, you'll investigate the concept of high availability configurations before delving into data replication, load balancing, and data backups. You'll also practice some associated techniques. Lastly, you'll learn how to craft disaster recovery and incident response plans, along with post-incident reviews. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.
13 videos | 1h 15m has Assessment available Badge

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