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IT Security Fundamentals

Course Details

Name IT Security Fundamentals
DescriptionThis 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 can be updated by on a regular basis. 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. 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.   PrerequisitesPrevious 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•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
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Edinburgh
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484939

Overview

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 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.

Learning Objectives

Delegates will learn how 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

Pre-Requisites

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.

Course Content

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.

Edinburgh

Description:

This Edinburgh training centre, situated at the Gyle, has excellent transport links and is close to Edinburgh airport. All delegates are provided with lunch on-site.

 
Venue's features:

  • Easy access from main travel routes
  • Spacious, comfortable air-conditioned classrooms
  • Drinks and snacks available
  • Internet access
  • Choice of hotels and accommodation available nearby
  • Compliance with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) building access requirements.

Location:

Edinburgh Training Centre
32 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB

 

Directions:

Rail

There are two rail stations within 10-minutes walk of the centre:

Edinburgh South Gyle Station

Edinburgh Park

 

Driving


Directions from M8

From the M8 continue to the Hermiston Gait Junction, and take the slip road onto the A720
At the Gogar roundabout, take the third exit, passing the Gyle Shopping Centre on your left
Continue straight over the next roundabout. At the next roundabout take the third exit into the business park
At the mini roundabout take the first exit into South Gyle Crescent and follow the road around
The training centre is on your right

 

Directions from A90 ~ Forth Road Bridge

After leaving the Forth Road Bridge continue straight on to the A90
At the Barnton Junction move into the right lane
At the traffic lights go right onto the A902, and go straight across the next roundabout
Follow the road down to the traffic lights at the Maybury Junction and go right onto the A8. Comet and the Gyle Shopping Centre will be on your left
Take the slip road just before the Gogar roundabout, passing around the shopping centre
Continue straight over the next roundabout. At the next roundabout take the third exit into the business park
At the mini roundabout take the first exit into South Gyle Crescent and follow the road around
The training centre is on your right


Directions from A8 ~ Edinburgh Airport

Leave the airport and join the A8
Continue until the Gogar roundabout and take the second exit, passing the Gyle Shopping Centre on your left
Continue straight over the next roundabout. At the next roundabout take the third exit into the business park
At the mini roundabout take the first exit into South Gyle Crescent and follow the road around
The training centre is on your right


Car parking

Limited free car parking is available at the centre on a first come, first served basis.

 

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