Vulnerabilities, Threats, and Attacks

Modern organizations have a big job guarding digital assets against threats. A defensive security team needs to be right every time while an offensive threat actor only needs to be right once. Therefore, security team members need to have a thorough understanding of common tools, techniques and procedures used in modern attacks.

Vulnerabilities, Threats and Attacks presents students with insight into different types of threats and how threat actors can leverage system flaws to facilitate attacks. This course addresses the different classes of vulnerabilities and demonstrates how these vulnerabilities can be used in the various stages of an attack. Students will analyze case studies, frameworks and assessments to develop an understanding of how threats are modeled and how attacks can be mitigated.

In this course, you will learn to:

  1. Recognize the different types of threats and threat actors to evaluate their risk to information systems.
  2. Explain the types of vulnerabilities and how they affect different information system technologies and architectures.
  3. Define the tools, techniques and procedures used in modern day attacks and determine mitigation strategies to address future attacks.
  4. Differentiate between types of security assessment tests and understand how they can be used to reduce organizational risk.

Before taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify the components of modern software applications such as application front-end (i.e. web site, mobile app), application servers, data storage and code repositories.
  2. Recognize, at a high level, the components that are involved with information system infrastructure such as client-based systems, server-based systems, cloud services, distributed systems, internet of things (IoT) and mobile systems.
  3. Comfortably interact with Windows and/or Linux operating systems at both the graphical user interface and command line level. Course labs will require interacting with various operating systems and applications.

Cost: $1,500

Current Course Offerings

Spring 2020

May 14th and 15th

*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.