IT Security Training: Essential Concepts


Course Delivery

Live Instructor-Led Training

Course Description

The course Essential Concepts (IT Security Training) introduces the art and science of IT security. The training begins with an overview of IT security management and its various disciplines. The course then discusses threat types & the complete Plan, Detect, Respond and Protect lifecycle. The training includes the use of firewalls, anti-virus, information security policies, user management, network management & more. If you to create, publish, implement and maintain a corporate Information Security Policy, this is the course for you.

Course Dates and Pricing


Mar 6 - 9, 2018$2,775.00Apr 24 - 27, 2018$2,775.00May 22 - 25, 2018$2,775.00Jun 19 - 22, 2018$2,775.00

Course Outline

Essential Security Concepts

Understanding the Layers: Business, Information and Access Management
About Business Security Management
The Information Security Management Discipline
The Access Management Discipline
About ISM and Change Management
The Role of the Information Security Policy

Threats and Vulnerabilities

Understanding the Topology of the Organization
IT Assets: Topology and Threats
The Anatomy of an Attack
About Privilege Escalation

Common Attack Strategies

Understanding Network Communications: The Wired World
Understanding Network Communications: The Wireless World
Protecting Network Communications: Message Verification and Validation
Overview of Common Attack Strategies
Denial of Service Attacks
Eavesdropping, Spoofing and Sniffing
Trojan Horses and Viruses
Other Attack Strategies

Understanding Cryptography

About Message Validation and Verification
The Basics of Cryptography: Keys and Algorithms
Choosing Key Lengths and Cryptographic Algorithms
Understanding Message Digests and Associated Algorithms
Understanding Public-Private Key Encryption and RSA
Working with SSL and Certificates
About the Certificate Authority: Choice and Use
About the use of a Digital Signature
Other Algorithms of Interest: BlowFish, PGP and More

Creating and Implementing a Good Information Security Policy

The Typical Contents of an Information Security Policy
Communication the Policy
Creating and Implementing a Password Policy
About Password Strength and Expiration
Protecting against Social Engineering Attacks
About Encrypting Passwords
Using One Time and Tokenized Passwords
Understanding Multi-Factor Authentication: 2, 3, 4 and More

IP Networking and Security

Understanding IPv4 and IPv6 Network Communications
About IP and its Vulnerabilities
Understanding the Logical and the Physical Topology of an IP Network
Understanding the Overall Network: the LAN and the WAN
Understanding and Protecting against MAC Based Attacks
Understanding and Protecting against DNS, DHCP, DFS and WINS Attacks
Understanding and Protecting against IIS Attacks

Protecting IT Assets

The Tools of the Trade: Finding Vulnerabilities
Planning for Security Policy Implementation
Identifying Vulnerabilities in the Network and the Operating System
Restricting the Network: Rules and Firewalls
Restricting User Accounts: Locking Down Administrator and Service Accounts
Restricting User Accounts: The Password Policy
Restricting User Accounts: Creating Group Policy Objects
Locking Down Applications
Locking Down Local and Remote Files

Preventing Against Common OS Attacks

Operating System Vulnerabilities
Using Firewalls and Security Policies
Making use of Cryptography and Protection Services
Dealing with Legacy Applications
Dealing with Java and .NET Applications
Preventing against Buffer Overflows
Preventing against Denial of Service Attacks
Making use of Event Logs
Making use of Network Sniffers

A Complete Security Lab


Course Locations

  • Ottawa

  • Montreal

  • Toronto

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