Cyber Security - An Introduction (CSI)
The World Wide Web and the Internet are fantastic places to converse, conduct business, do research, or simply relax and play a few games. But unfortunately, it's also a place where some individuals would like to create havoc by committing fraud, identity theft, robbery, or to commit more serious crimes such as terrorism. This course looks at the world of Cyber security by examining the types of attacks these ner-do-wells use breach organisational defences and compromise systems.
The course then takes a high-level look at how organisations can protect against such attacks by describing how to build, operate and maintain a comprehensive set of security controls.
This course will provide you with an introduction to cyber security, hackers, hacking techniques and terminology
Who should attend
This course is suitable for IT professionals looking to understand more about online security, but is also a good introductory course for those from a non-IT background who need to understand more about the protection of corporate systems and data
There are no pre-requisites to attending this course, although attendance of the 'Fundamentals of Networking and the Internet' and the 'Understanding the WWW' courses would give an advantage.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- Describe the threats faced by organisations and individuals by hackers
- Define the different classifications of Malware
- Describe what DoS and DDos attacks are
- Describe the stages of a hacking attack, including footprinting, social engineering, port scanning, network sniffing, and more.
- Describe the basics of Information Security and how to build an Information Security Management System (ISMS)
- Describe how to deploy Information Security controls within a network to defend against attack