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Modern Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Topic: Security
Omar Santos

Cybersecurity is a growing field. The number of cyberattacks continues to rise and demand for safe and secure data, and other concerns means that both companies need professionals need to keep their information safe. In this training course, Omar Santos will walk you through core cybersecurity fundamentals so you learn the skills and concepts you need to start your cyber career.

You will start with the basics, learning introductory security concepts and exploring the core cybersecurity focus areas. You learn about incident response, digital forensics, security operations, access control, reconnaissance, ethical hacking, adversarial emulation, and security management. After that you will dive into Internet of Things (IoT) security and secure development lifecycle (SDLC) before delving into how cyber security is affecting software development (including DevOps and cloud computing).

This comprehensive training is the foundation for learning everything you need to know to start your cybersecurity career. It will also help you prepare for numerous certifications, including CompTIA Security+, Cisco CyberOps Associate, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF), or the GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC).

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

  • Cybersecurity fundamentals
  • Cybersecurity career focus areas
  • How cybersecurity is transforming your industry, company, and career
  • Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Exploits and Their Associated Risk
  • Attack Methods
  • Introduction to Incident Response
  • Concepts of Digital Forensics
  • Network and Host Telemetry
  • Access Control Models
  • Introduction to Security Management and Governance
  • Introduction to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • An Overview of Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
  • Cyber Security Operations and Challenge
  • Introduction to Cloud Security
  • Introduction to IoT Security

This training course is for you because...

  • You are contemplating starting a career in cyber security.
  • You would like to better understand cyber security concepts.
  • You are studying for the CompTIA Security+, Cisco CyberOps Associate, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF), or the GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) exam.

About your instructor

  • Omar Santos is an active member of the cybersecurity community, where he leads several industry-wide initiatives. He is the lead of the DEF CON Red Team Village; the chair of the Common Security Advisory Framework (CSAF) technical committee; the co-chair of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) Open Source Security working group; and has been the chair of several initiatives in the Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet (ICASI). His active role helps businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to increasing the security of their critical infrastructures.

    Omar is the author of over twenty books and video courses, as well as numerous white papers, articles, and security configuration guidelines and best practices. Omar is a principal engineer of the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT), where he mentors and leads engineers and incident managers during the investigation and resolution of cyber security vulnerabilities. Additional information about Omar’s current projects can be found at omarsantos.io and you can follow Omar on Twitter @santosomar.

Schedule

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

DAY ONE

Cyber Security Concepts (15 mins)

Understanding Defense-in-Depth (20 mins)

Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Exploits and Their Associated Risk (25 mins)

Break (15 mins)

Attack Methods (30 mins)

Introduction to Public Key Cryptography (30 mins)

Break (15 mins)

Understanding Incident Response (30 mins)

Exploring Digital Forensics (30 mins)

Q&A (30)

DAY TWO

Network and Host Telemetry (20 mins)

Security Monitoring (20 mins)

Access Control Models (20 mins)

Break (15 mins)

Introduction to Security Management and Governance (20 mins)

Introduction to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) (20 mins)

An Overview of Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (20 mins)

Break (15 mins)

Cyber Security Operations and Challenges (20 mins)

Introduction to Cloud Security (20 mins)

Introduction to IoT Security (20 mins)

Q&A (30)