• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Explore how public key infrastructure (PKI) provides a hierarchy of digital security certificates used to secure data and authenticate users and devices and how data are protected with encryption and file integrity verification, as you prepare for the ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam. Key concepts covered in this 16-video course include: how cryptography protects data; distinguishing between asymmetric and symmetric encryption; steps in the PKI certificate lifecycle; and how to deploy a private Microsoft CA (certificate authority). Next, learn about configuring customized PKI certificate templates; how Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) secure network communications; disabling SSLv3 (secure sockets layer) on clients and servers; and configuring an Internet Information Services (IIS) website with a PKI certificate. Then learn about client PKI certificates for website access; how to protect data at rest with Windows Encrypting File System (EFS); and how to protect data at rest with Windows BitLocker. Finally, learn to use SHA-256 (secure hash algorithm) hashing to verify file integrity; and work with PKI certificates to secure data in transit and at rest.

Learning Objectives

Explore how public key infrastructure (PKI) provides a hierarchy of digital security certificates used to secure data and authenticate users and devices and how data are protected with encryption and file integrity verification, as you prepare for the ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam. Key concepts covered in this 16-video course include: how cryptography protects data; distinguishing between asymmetric and symmetric encryption; steps in the PKI certificate lifecycle; and how to deploy a private Microsoft CA (certificate authority). Next, learn about configuring customized PKI certificate templates; how Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) secure network communications; disabling SSLv3 (secure sockets layer) on clients and servers; and configuring an Internet Information Services (IIS) website with a PKI certificate. Then learn about client PKI certificates for website access; how to protect data at rest with Windows Encrypting File System (EFS); and how to protect data at rest with Windows BitLocker. Finally, learn to use SHA-256 (secure hash algorithm) hashing to verify file integrity; and work with PKI certificates to secure data in transit and at rest.

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

  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Executive Cyber Leadership
  • Systems Analysis