Introduction to Cyber Security

The Introduction to Cybersecurity training is designed to provide participants with a foundational understanding of the key concepts, principles, and practices within the field of cybersecurity. As te...

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The Introduction to Cybersecurity training is designed to provide participants with a foundational understanding of the key concepts, principles, and practices within the field of cybersecurity. As technology continues to evolve, the need to secure digital assets and information becomes paramount. This course aims to equip participants with the essential knowledge and skills to recognize, prevent, and mitigate cybersecurity threats.

Course Objectives

  • Define and understand fundamental cybersecurity terminology, concepts, and principles.
  • Identify common cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and attack vectors.
  • Explain the importance of various security measures and strategies to protect digital assets.
  • Analyse and assess risks associated with cybersecurity breaches and incidents.
  • Recognize the role of compliance and legal considerations in cybersecurity practices.
  • Apply basic techniques to secure networks, systems, and applications.
  • Understand the principles of encryption and its role in data protection.
  • Gain insight into security best practices for personal and organizational cybersecurity.

Course Outline

Course Outline for Introduction to Cyber Security

Introduction to Cybersecurity

  • Understanding the importance of cybersecurity
  • Historical perspective: Major cybersecurity incidents
  • Confidentiality integrity and availability (CIA) triad

Common Threats and Attack Vectors

  • Malware: Viruses Trojans Worms Ransomware
  • Phishing attacks and social engineering
  • Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed DoS (DDoS) attacks

Networking Fundamentals

  • OSI model and TCP/IP protocol suite
  • Network topologies and components
  • Common network vulnerabilities and attacks

Cryptography Basics

  • Introduction to encryption and decryption
  • Symmetric vs Asymmetric cryptography
  • Public and Private keys
  • Digital signatures

Malware and Threats

  • Types of malware: Viruses Worms Trojans Ransomware etc.
  • Social engineering attacks: Phishing spear and Phishing pretexting
  • Detection and prevention techniques

Security Policies and Procedures

  • Creating strong passwords and password management
  • User authentication methods: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and biometrics
  • Role of security policies in an organization

Network Security

  • Firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS)
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and secure remote access
  • Wireless network security considerations

Web Security

  • Common web vulnerabilities: SQL injection Cross-Site Scripting(XSS) Cross-Site Request Forgery(CSRF)
  • Secure coding practices and web application security

Operating System Security

  • Secure OS configurations
  • User authentication and access control
  • Patch management and software updates
  • Endpoint security: Antivirus; Anti-malware; and Host-based firewalls

Secure Software Development

  • Software vulnerabilities and secure coding practices
  • Code review and testing
  • Application security tools

Data Protection and Privacy

  • Data classification and handling
  • Data retention policies and regulations (e.g. GDPR and HIPAA)
  • Privacy concerns in the digital age

Incident Response and Disaster Recovery

  • Incident response lifecycle: Preparation
  • Identification
  • Containment
  • Eradication
  • Recovery
  • Lessons learned.
  • Business continuity planning and disaster recovery strategies

Ethical and Legal Aspects

  • Ethical hacking and penetration testing
  • Legal considerations in cybersecurity: Hacking laws; Cybercrime; and Digital forensics
  • International cooperation and Cyber law enforcement

Future Trends in Cybersecurity

  • Emerging technologies and their security implications (e.g. IoT and AI)
  • Cybersecurity career paths and certifications
  • Continuous learning and staying updated in the field.

Course Prerequisites

There are no specific prerequisites for this course. However, a basic understanding of system and network security and operations would be beneficial.

Career Path

  • Information Security analyst
  • Vulnerability Management Analyst
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Information Security Risk Analyst

Target Audience

  • Career in Cyber Security
  • Individuals with limited or no prior experience in cybersecurity
  • Students, Professionals from various fields, and anyone interested in understanding the basics of cybersecurity and how to protect digital assets.

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Exams & Certifications

  • CompTIA Security+
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) by ISC²
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) by ISACA
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) by ISACA
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