• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Discover the playbook approach to security, including the security architect's approach to decision making in the era of Agile development, in this 14-video course. Explore challenges, benefits, and considerations to implementing a playbook approach. Key concepts covered here include use of automation to improve consistency for security practices; various approaches to security through playbooks; and important elements needed in a security playbook. Next, learn about the transition to playbooks and services in the cloud; examine goals and measures for success in using security playbooks; and learn some of the challenges in implementing security playbooks. You will learn about the concepts and features implemented in typical playbook tools; how to install Ansible and remotely execute commands on a managed host; and how to execute a simple Ansible playbook. Continue by learning how to configure the iptables firewall by using an Ansible playbook; how to configure an intrusion prevention system (IPS) to protect a system with an Ansible playbook; and how to configure unattended upgrades with an Ansible playbook to keep a system up to date.

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 Operations
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Executive Cyber Leadership
  • Systems Analysis
  • Threat Analysis
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management