Course provides an understanding of the threats and vulnerabilities in Cybersecurity and an introduction to the concepts of layering defense and providing for defense-in-depth. Specific topics include operating system security, component lifecycle management, database security, server security, application security, mobile devices, BYOD, and end-point security. The course covers the roles of physical security, system hardening, firewalls, encryption, anti-virus, and malware defense. The course also introduces identity and access management, role-based access control (RBAC), intrusion detection, penetration testing, and incident response.
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.