• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
  • Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Mile2's IS 20 Controls course covers proven controls and methodologies that are used to execute and analyze the Top Twenty Most Critical Security Controls. This course allows the security professional to see how to implement controls in their existing network(s) though highly effective and economical automation. For management, this training is the best way to distinguish how you will assess whether these security controls are effectively being administered.

Course Value:
Nearly all organizations containing sensitive information are adopting and implementing the most critical security controls as the highest priority list. These controls were chosen by leading government and private organizations who are experts on how attacks work and what can be done to mitigate and prevent them from happening. These leading security experts chose the best of breed controls needed to block known incidents as well as alleviate any damage from successful attacks. Ultimately, the implementation of these Top 20 Controls will ensure best efforts to drastically decrease the overall cost of security while improving both the efficiency and effectiveness of it.

Experts began to compile the so-called Top 20 Security Controls list (Consensus Audit Guidelines) in 2008 after a series of U.S. defense industry companies suffered a series of severe loss of data, due to various cyber-attacks. With these attacks on the rise, it compelled many federal cyber-attack and defense experts to collaborate their understanding and knowledge of these malicious attack techniques, which were being used against both government and corporate industries alike. This collaboration resulted in the known top 20 lists of known security controls needed to ensure the integrity of organizational assets.

This 3-day course retails for $2,000 and is delivered via: classroom or live online.

Learning Objectives

I. Course Introduction
II. Critical Control 1: Inventory of Authorized and Unauthorized Devices
III. Critical Control 2: Inventory of Authorized and Unauthorized Software
IV. Critical Control 3: Secure Configurations for Hardware and Software on Laptops, Workstations, and Servers
V. Critical Control 4: Secure Configurations for Network Devices such as Firewalls, Routers, and Switches
VI. Critical Control 5: Boundary Defense
VII. Critical Control 6: Maintenance, Monitoring, and Analysis of Audit Logs
VIII. Critical Control 7: Application Software Security
IX. Critical Control 8: Controlled Use of Administrative Privileges
X. Critical Control 9: Controlled Access Based on Need to Know
XI. Critical Control 10: Continuous Vulnerability Assessment and Remediation
XII. Critical Control 11: Account Monitoring and Control
XIII. Critical Control 12: Malware Defenses
XIV. Critical Control 13: Limitation and Control of Network Ports, Protocols, and Services
XV. Critical Control 14: Wireless Device Control
XVI. Critical Control 15: Data Loss Prevention
XVII. Critical Control 16: Secure Network Engineering
XVIII. Critical Control 17: Penetration Tests and Red Team Exercises
XIX. Critical Control 18: Incident Response Capability
XX. Critical Control 19: Data Recovery Capability
XXI. Critical Control 20: Security Skills Assessment and Appropriate Training to Fill Gaps

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