IT Security Fundamentals

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IT Security Fundamentals

*Terms and conditions apply. Only valid for those attending certain events across the above courses in March and April 2019, for new bookings confirmed and attended before the 30th April 2019. Pricing has been amended to reflect this discount and courses included in the offer. Not applicable with any other offer, discount structure or bundle purchase. Offer can only be used once. Existing bookings cannot be cancelled and re-booked using the offer. Bookings transferred to dates outside the promotional terms will be charged at RRP. QA's General Terms & Conditions of Business apply.

 

 

This 5-day instructor-led course serves as an in depth introduction to the field of Information Security - it is not aligned to a specific examination or vendor accreditation and therefore the content will be updated by QA on a regular basis.

The course allows delegate extensive hands-on experience with a variety of security software and techniques. The content is vendor-agnostic and focuses on general information security.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for IT professionals and technical managers who want to understand key IT security issues and how best to address them. The course will also be of benefit to IT systems analysts, designers and software developers.

This course will be suitable for delegates interested in the SANS Institute course SEC401: Security Essentials.

Prerequisites
Previous knowledge and use of the Internet is essential, particularly awareness of TCP/IP and standard Internet services such as the World Wide Web, e-mail and DNS. This knowledge can be gained by attending our Introduction to Networking course
The course requires an understanding of Microsoft Windows operating systems; and familiarity with Linux would be an advantage.
Delegates will learn how to
At the end of this course you will be able to:

Understand the IT security threats faced by a modern network
Understand the techniques used to mitigate these threats
Respond to IT security incidents
Understand IT security policies
Understand cryptography and its uses
Understand authentication mechanisms
Understand the importance of physical security
Understand the compliance and legal requirements of an organisation
Outline
Introduction to Information Security

Information Security fundamentals, Information Security models, IS standards, attack overviews.
Risk Management

Risk management process, risk analysis, risk control.
Operating System Security

Popular operating systems, OS hardening, vulnerabilities and the patch cycle, OS scanning.
Access Control

Types of access control, physical access, controlling resource access, Microsoft Windows NTFS, Linux ext3/4, cloud security.
Encryption

Introduction to cryptography, hashing, encrypting stored data, digital signatures, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), encrypting network data, Transport Layer Security, virtual private networks.
Authentication

Authentication mechanisms, good password strategies, Microsoft Windows Kerberos, attacking Windows authentication, Linux authentication mechanisms, certificate-based authentication, biometric authentication.
Legal Compliance& Security Policies

UK legal regulations, the role of security policies, writing security policies, ensuring business continuity.
Application Security

General guidelines for application security, securing web applications, securing mail applications, securing databases.
Malware

Types of malware, malware detection, malware removal, Trojans, rootkits, botnets, Spam delivery
Perimeter Security

Network designs, mobile workers, firewalls, proxy servers
Attacking TCP/IP

Weaknesses in TCP/IP, securing network devices, IPSec, Network Intrusion Detection, SNORT.
Wireless Network Security

Introduction to wireless networking, problems with WEP, WPA2, mobile IP.
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