Security affects all areas of business, not just the IT department. In addition to a loss of income and employee productivity, a security breach can cost your business its reputation. Ensuring that your business and your employees stay ahead of ever-changing security issues is a business imperative. CompTIA Security+? certification validates experienced technical knowledge of security as it relates to these overarching subject matter areas: Network security, Compliance and operational security, Threats and vulnerability, Application, data and security, Access control and identity management, Cryptography CompTIA Security+ not only ensures that your employees will apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents; it ensures that your security personnel are anticipating security risks and guarding against them. Implementing CompTIA Security+ training and certification improves the likelihood that your staff will: Proactively implement sound security protocols to mitigate security risks, Quickly respond to security issues, Retroactively identify where security breaches may have occurred, Design your network, onsite or in the cloud, with security in mind
Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will have the knowledge required to:
- Identify risk
- Participate in risk mitigation activities
- Provide infrastructure, application, information and operational security
- Apply security controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability
- Identify appropriate technologies and products
- Troubleshoot security events and incidents
- Operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws and regulations
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.
If you would like to provide feedback for this course, please e-mail the NICCS SO at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.