Gain the knowledge needed to safeguard your business information. Cyber security is a top priority today. It is critical for everything from online banking and education to social media. Designed for non-technical managers, this course brings you up-to-date on Cyber Security basics and fundamentals including threats and vulnerabilities, safeguards, common attacks, viruses, malware and spyware, disaster recover planning, intrusion detection and prevention, basic security architecture, introductory forensics, and cyber terrorism.
Login information will be sent to your email three days prior to the start of class.
About Your Instructor
Stan Waddell, is the Information Security Executive Director and Information Security Officer for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He oversees the security of the University’s electronic information, and is responsible for coordinating and ensuring that information security across the University is consistent with industry best practices and meets the University’s compliance obligations.
Mr. Waddell is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Formerly he served as chief information security officer for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and coordinated all information security-related activities for the Medical Center, the University and its two hospitals, Zale and St. Paul University.
Mr. Waddell also does extensive speaking and writing on the topic of cyber security.
Course OutlineUnit 1.
Introduction to Cyber Security
-What does "Cyber Security" mean?
-Brief history and evolution
-Commonly used Cyber Security terms and their meaning
Threats and Vulnerabilities
-Viruses, malware and spyware
-Vulnerability Management 101
-Detection and Remediation
Information Assurance - Staying safe
-Enterprise Risk Management
-Firewalls and encryption
Disaster recover planning
-Basic security architecture
Learner OutcomesAt the end of this course you will:
1. Possess a fundamental knowledge of Cyber Security
2. Understand what a vulnerability is and how to address most common vulnerabilities
3. Know basic and fundamental risk management principles as it relates to Cyber Security
4. Have the knowledge needed to practice safer computing and safeguard your information
5. Understand basic technical controls in use today,such as firewalls and Intrusion Detection systems.
1. To gain a fundamental knowledge of what Cyber Security is and how it applies to your daily work
2. To gain an understanding of terms commonly used in Cyber Security such as “vulnerability”
3. To know how vulnerabilities occur and how to limit your exposure to them
4. To gain a fundamental understanding of what an attack is, and how to identify and prevent them from occurring
5. To provide the fundamental skills and understanding needed to identify Cyber Security threats
Testimonials"This class had a lot to offer and great information!" - Tony Hargett
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