Overview

Students with a basic knowledge of computers and technology but no prior cyber security experience can jump-start their security education with insight and instruction from real-world security experts in this course. This completely revised and comprehensive five-day 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 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.

Learning Outcome

  • Communicate with confidence regarding information security topics, terms, and concepts
  • Understand and apply the Principles of Least Privilege
  • Understand and apply the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA) Triad
  • 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
  • Have a fundamental grasp of any number of critical technical networking acronyms, including TCP/IP, IP, TCP, UDP, MAC, ARP, NAT, ICMP, and DNS
  • 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, content filters, sniffers, etc.
  • Build a simple, but fully functional firewall configuration
  • Secure your browser using a variety of security plug-ins
  • Secure a wireless access point (also known as a wireless router)
  • Scan for malware, clean malware from a system, and whitelist legitimate software identified by an anti-malware scanner as "potentially unwanted"
  • Access a number of websites to better understand password security, encryption, phishing, browser security, etc.

Who should Attend?

  • People who are new to information security and in need of an introduction to the fundamentals of security

Eligibility Criteria

There are no prerequisites for this course.

This course is endorsed under Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+) Programme.
To find out more about CITREP+ Funding, please refer to Programme Support under CITREP+ page


Information is accurate as of 11 August 2020