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Cyber Security Defense

Published by Pearson

Best Practices and Strategies for Current and Future Threats

June 23, 2021

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Coordinated Universal Time

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What you’ll learn and how you can apply it

  • How various common attacks work
  • What security technologies and practices are available in today’s market
  • What are best practice network designs and strategies that can adapt to the evolving threat landscape
  • Better understand what your next steps should be to improve your education and environment you are responsible to protect.

This live event is for you because…

  • You want to understand core concepts around attack and cyber defense.
  • You need to or desire to improve your cyber security capabilities.


  • There are no official prerequisites for this course. However, we highly recommend you have a basic knowledge of computers and computer security concepts. Commodity technologies such as Firewall and IPS will be quickly defined but how to configure them will not be covered. A basic understanding of how and why these technologies will be fine.

Recommended Preparation

If you do not have a basic understanding of security terminology, please view the following videos the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst CSA+ Complete Video Course before attending the training.


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing.

Understanding why security fails (30 minutes)

  • Top reasons for failure
  • Architecture failures
  • Technology failures
  • Top challenges organizations face

Breaking down cyber attacks (30 minutes)

  • Who are today’s attackers
  • Attack Kill Chain 101
  • Different types of attacks
  • Attacker tools and technology
  • Building an attacker / penetration testing lab

Break: 10 minutes

Security technology and architectures (30 minutes)

  • Common security technology
  • Architecture recommendations
  • Open source verse enterprise
  • Cloud, Physical and Virtual concepts

Security practices and risk management (30 minutes)

  • Define risk management
  • Compliance, Assessments and Penetration testing
  • Assessing vulnerabilities
  • Security operation centers

Break: 10 Minutes

Labs, Training and Next Steps (30 minutes)

  • Developing an attack and defend lab
  • Overview of various certifications and training programs
  • Planning your next career and use of this knowledge
  • Resources for future learning overview
  • Q and A

Your Instructor

  • Joseph Muniz

    Joseph Muniz is an architect and security researcher in the Cisco Security Sales and Engineering Organization. He is driven by making the world a safer place through education and adversary research. Joseph has extensive experience in designing security solutions and architectures as a trusted advisor for the top Fortune 500 corporations and US Government.

    Joseph is a researcher and industry thought leader. He speaks regularly at international conferences, writes for technical magazines and is involved with developing training for various industry certifications. He invented the fictitious character of Emily Williams to create awareness around Social Engineering. Joseph runs website, a popular resource for security and product implementation. He is the author and contributor of several publications including titles ranging from security best practices to exploitation tactics. Joseph’s latest title, Digital Forensics for Network Engineers was released 2018 with two new titles on SOC and VPN coming in 2020.

    When Joseph is not using technology, you can find him on the futbal field or raising the next generation of hackers also known as his children. Follow Joseph at and @SecureBlogger.

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