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Cyber Security Fundamentals

Omar Santos

Cybersecurity is growing field. The number of cyber-attacks continue to rise. Demand for safe and secure data, and other concerns mean that companies need professionals to keep their information safe. In this training, you will learn how to get started in cyber security.

In this course you will learn introductory cyber security concepts, as well as the different focus areas in cyber security. You will explore different concepts of incident response, digital forensics, security operations, and security management. This course will also go over cyber security in the Internet of Things (IoT), secure development management, and how cyber security is affecting software development (including DevOps and cloud computing).

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

  • Cyber security fundamentals.
  • Cyber security focus areas.
  • How cyber security 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.

Prerequisites

  • Basic understanding of computing concepts (hardware, software, networking, storage, and cloud computing)

Recommended Preparation:

If you do not have a basic understanding of security terminology, please view the following videos before attending the training.

Security Principles (from CCNA Cyber Ops SECFND 210-250 Complete Video Course)

Fundamentals of Cryptography and PKI (from CCNA Cyber Ops SECFND 210-250 Complete Video Course)

Threat Analysis (from CCNA Cyber Ops SECOPS 210-255 Complete Video Course)

Introduction to NetFlow and IPFIX (from Cisco NetFlow for Cyber Security Big Data Analytics LiveLessons)

Overview of Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing (from Security Penetration Testing The Art of Hacking Series LiveLessons)

Resources:

CCNA Cyber Ops Security Fundamentals (video)

CNA Cyber Ops SECOPS 210-255 Complete Video Course (video)

Security Penetration Testing The Art of Hacking Series LiveLessons (video)

Cisco NetFlow for Cyber Security Big Data Analytics LiveLessons (video)

Wireless Networks, IoT, and Mobile Devices Hacking - The Art of Hacking Series (video)

Learning Path: Cybersecurity

Additional Resources for this Training:

https://theartofhacking.org/fundamentals

About your instructor

  • Omar Santos is a Principal Engineer in the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) within Cisco's Security Research and Operations. He mentors and leads engineers and incident managers during the investigation and resolution of security vulnerabilities in all Cisco products, including cloud services. Omar has been working with information technology and cyber security since the mid-1990s. Omar has designed, implemented, and supported numerous secure networks for Fortune 100 and 500 companies and the U.S. government. He is an active member of the security community, where he leads several industry-wide initiatives and standard bodies. Omar is often delivering technical presentations at many conferences and he is the author of over 15 books and video courses.

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 (10 mins)

  • Attack Methods (30 mins)
  • Introduction to Public Key Cryptography (30 mins)

Break (10 mins)

  • Understanding Incident Response (30 mins)
  • Exploring Digital Forensics (30 mins)

DAY TWO

  • Network and Host Telemetry (20 mins)
  • Security Monitoring (20 mins)
  • Access Control Models (20 mins)

Break (10 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 (10 mins)

  • Cyber Security Operations and Challenges (20 mins)
  • Introduction to Cloud Security (20 mins)
  • Introduction to IoT Security (20 mins)