National CAE Designated Institution
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

This course examines the tools, techniques and technologies used in the technical securing of information assets. Students will receive in-depth information about the software and hardware components of Information Security and Assurance.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe a layered approach to network defense and how to manage firewalls to improve security.
  2. Identify the components of an intrusion detection system and explain the steps of intrusion detection.
  3. Formulate a security policy and identify security policy categories.
  4. Explain the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) standard.
  5. Explain the six-step incident response process.|6. Explain the goal of securing the network perimeter and describe guidelines for auditing VPNs and VPN policies.

Framework Connections

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.