• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description
  • Knowledge and skills to recognize security vulnerabilities, implement security measures, analyze network environments for known security threats or risks, defend against attacks or viruses, ensure data privacy and integrity.
  • Terminology and procedures for implementation and configuration of security: access control, authorization, encryption, packet filters, firewalls and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

Learning Objectives

  1. Assess areas of security concern, recognize security risks and compare internal and external threats to data and services.
  2. Compare and contrast the different methods for securing shared resources.
  3. Evaluate various anti-virus software programs, and compare to software and hardware firewalls.
  4. Classify types of firewalls, including Network Address Translation (NAT).
  5. Choose appropriate wireless security procedures to address risks.
  6. Develop a viable plan for disaster recovery including backed up data.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Systems Analysis
  • Threat Analysis
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management


If you would like to provide feedback for this course, please e-mail the NICCS SO at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.