IT Security Essentials

Protecting information assets in today's interconnected environment is a true challenge especially with the abundance of e-attacks and e-crime. Having a capable information security team within any organization is essential to be able to implement best practice, monitor, and mitigate information risks. SecureMisr’s Information Security Basics course main objective is to produce professionals capable of implementing and operating the ISMS Policy, controls, policies and procedures with focus on Networking Infrastructure. The course main focus is on hands on training on latest information security techniques and tools

course syllabus

Information Security Fundamentals Topics:

  • Introduction to TCP/IP
  • Routing
  • Protocol Analysis

Exploits, Detection and Defenses/Response Topics:

  • Anatomy of an attack
  • Network level attack
  • Application attacks; Buffer overflow
  • Viruses and malicious code
  • Vulnerability Scanning

Perimeter Defense, Systems Security and Monitoring Topics:

  • Firewall Types: Packet Filtering, Statefull Inspection and Application Layer
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • Windows Security

 Basic Cryptographic Concepts Topics

  • (A) Symmetric Ciphers
  • Digital Certificates
  • Full-Disk Encryption
  • Email Encryption (PGP)

Introduction to Linux Topics:

  • Installation
  • Directory Structure
  • File-system Basics
  • CLI
  • Tools
  • Securing Linux

Who Should Attend?

  • Persons new to Information Technology (IT) who need to understand the basics of information assurance, computer networking, cryptography, and risk evaluation.
  • Managers and Information Security Officers who need a basic understanding of risk management and the tradeoffs between confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
  • Managers, administrators, and auditors who need to draft, update, implement, or enforce policy.

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