Introduction to Cyber Security Training

In this Introduction to Cyber Security training course, you will learn to protect your organization from social engineering attacks and cyber threats through disaster recovery methods that ensure continuity of operations. In this cyber security awareness course, you will learn how to establish security in your organization by assessing your environment, identifying needs and deficits, and enumerating critical elements of security awareness.

This comprehensive five-day Introduction to Cyber Security Training course covers a wide range of baseline topics, including terminology, the basics of computer networks, security policies, incident response, passwords, and even an introduction to cryptographic principles. The Introduction to Cyber Security hands-on, step-by-step learning format will enable you to grasp all the information presented even if some of the topics are new to you. You’ll learn fundamentals of cyber security that will serve as the foundation of your security skills and knowledge for years to come.

Introduction to Cyber Security TrainingDuration: 5 days

  • We can adapt this Introduction to Cyber Security Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Introduction to Cyber Security course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Introduction to Cyber Security Course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Introduction to Cyber Security course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Introduction to Cyber Security course:

  • People who are new to information security and in need of an introduction to the fundamentals of security
  • Those who feel bombarded with complex technical security terms they don’t understand, but want to understand
  • Non-IT security managers who deal with technical issues and understand them and who worry their company will be the next mega-breach headline story on the 6 o’clock news
  • Professionals with basic computer and technical knowledge in all disciplines who need to be conversant in basic security concepts, principles, and terms, but who don’t need “deep in the weeds” detail
  • Those who have decided to make a career change to take advantage of the job opportunities in information security and need formal training/certification

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Introduction to Cyber Security course are:

  • There are no prerequisites to take this course. Anyone with an interest in the cybersecurity domain may take this course.
Introduction to Cyber Security Training - OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this Introduction to Cyber Security course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Communicate with confidence regarding information security topics, terms, and concepts
  • Understand and apply the Principles of Least Privilege
  • Build better passwords that are more secure while also being easier to remember and type
  • Grasp basic cryptographic principles, processes, procedures, and applications
  • Understand computer network basics
  • Utilize built-in Windows tools to see your network settings
  • Recognize and be able to discuss various security technologies, including anti-malware, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems.
  • Have a fundamental grasp of any number of critical technical networking acronyms: TCP/IP, IP, TCP, NAT, ICMP, and DNS
  • Determine your “Phishing IQ” to more easily identify SPAM email messages
  • Understand physical security issues and how they support cybersecurity
  • Have an introductory level of knowledge regarding incident response, business continuity, and disaster recover planning
  • Access a number of websites to better understand password security, encryption, phishing, browser security, etc.
Introduction to Cyber Security Training - COURSE SYLLABUS
  • Security’s Foundation
  • Computer Functions and Networking
  • Cyber Security Technologies
  • Identifying threats, vulnerabilities and consequences
  • An Introduction to Cryptography
  • Examining and testing malware - rootkits and backdoors
  • Assessing defenses against cyber threats
  • Being prepared for social engineering attacks
  • Preparing for problems - disaster recovery and continuity of operations
Introduction to Cyber Security Training Course Wrap-Up

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