Introduction to Information Security and Privacy

This is an introductory course on how information security and privacy fit into enterprise-level operations. You will become acquainted with policies and strategies that have been developed to assess the state of a network’s security, risks associated with it, and best practices for mitigating these risks. You will be exposed to the various parts of network infrastructure that require protection and what it takes to adequately protect them. You will learn techniques aimed at identifying vulnerabilities and risks in networks, clients, and servers, as well as how to harden these assets from unauthorized access or disclosure. You will also learn who is attacking network assets, how they are doing it, and the motivations behind their actions. By the end of this course, you should have a fundamental understanding of the main areas in which cybersecurity plays a key role for enterprises and how you as a cybersecurity professional can help to ensure data security and privacy.

In this course, you will learn to:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of securing data, systems, and networks.
  2. Describe and Identify key security challenges in computer systems and networks and understand how to address them using cybersecurity techniques and best practices.
  3. Recognize the ways risks manifest in enterprise networks and how to apply risk management techniques, such as vulnerability scanning and penetration testing.
  4. Understand how information privacy and data ownership affect the ways data must be stored, accessed, and curated.

Before taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Name the basic functions of RAM, disk/storage, processor, GPU, Motherboard, and peripherals.
  2. Recognize/define basic networking concepts such as IP Addresses, Client-Server architecture, Encryption, Routing, and Firewalls.
    The core of these concepts are covered briefly in the course, but are expanded on with much greater technical detail shortly thereafter.
  3. Comfortably interact with basic Windows and/or Linux operating systems and/or command lines.
    Course Labs will require interacting with both the Windows operating system and other Linux-based operating systems. Experience using basic command line functions will assist in lab completion, but isn’t necessary.

Cost: $2,500


Current Course Offerings

Spring 2020

March 19th and 20th

*Note:  The above dates are for the on-site sessions of the course. The online component of the course will begin approximately three weeks before the on-site sessions.