• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

When an organization decides to mitigate risk as part of a handling strategy, they will, in essence, raise the difficulty or resistance to threat actors using various security controls. If your role involves upholding the operational security of your organization's most coveted assets, you must be familiar with the many types of controls available.

Use this course to become familiar with security control categories and the controls that fall within them. Among others, explore administrative controls, like security policies and procedures; technical controls, like device hardening and application firewalls; and physical controls, like surveillance equipment and security personnel.

When you're done, you'll be able to decide the security controls you should implement in your organization. This course covers topics from Domain 1: Security Operations and Administration of the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 2021 CBK.

Learning Objectives

{"discover the key concepts covered in this course"}

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 Operational Planning
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Executive Cyber Leadership
  • Risk Management
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Development
  • 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.