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  • Copyright 2016
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-446625-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-446625-5

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Overview

A one-hour primer on detecting and protecting against security threats, before it's too late!

Description

The security landscape is in constant flux. Adversaries used to take months or years to compromise a network, but today only a few minutes--or even in some cases, seconds—is needed to compromise and exfiltrate data. Your only defense is to gain the knowledge you need to fully understand and prepare for the current threat landscape and how these threats are evolving. This one-hour primer on security threats in today’s world will set you on the road to understanding and accessing the tools you need to understand what is happening within the threat landscape, and specifically how to begin defending your network. You will also gain insight into the underground activities that adversaries are involved in, and what return of investment they seek after exploitation.

Topics covered include the following:

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Security Threat Landscape

Lesson 2: Security Fundamentals

Lesson 3: Attack Methods

Lesson 4: Evolution of Attacks in Network Infrastructure

Lesson 5: Improving the Security Posture

Skill Level

Beginner to Intermediate


What You Will Learn

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Security Threat Landscape

Lesson 2: Security Fundamentals

Lesson 3: Attack Methods

Lesson 4: Evolution of Attacks in Network Infrastructure

Lesson 5: Improving the Security Posture

Who Should Take This Course

  • Network and security professionals
  • This course helps any network professionals who want to learn the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Security Threat Landscape

Lesson 2: Security Fundamentals

Lesson 3: Attack Methods

Lesson 4: Evolution of Attacks in Network Infrastructure

Lesson 5: Improving the Security Posture

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Lesson 1: Introduction to the Security Threat Landscape

This lesson provides an introduction to the current security threat landscape. It provides information on how attackers are able to steal information and cause harm. This lesson also highlights the evolution of networking, and how security threats have also evolved.

Lesson 2: Security Fundamentals

This lesson focuses on the CIA triad: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. This lesson also defines security vulnerabilities, security threats, and countermeasures.

Lesson 3: Attack Methods

This lesson covers examples of different attack methods used by bad actors when compromising networks and stealing data.

Lesson 4: Evolution of Attacks in Network Infrastructure

This lesson reveals insights about the evolution of attacks in network infrastructure, and how to protect against these types of attacks.

Lesson 5: Improving the Security Posture

This lesson provides guidelines and recommendations on how to increase the security posture of your network, along with security operational best practices.

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LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more.  View all LiveLessons on InformIT at http://www.informit.com/livelessons.

About the Networking Talks Series

Pearson’s Networking Talks are quick-hitting video primers that cover key and emerging concepts for computer networking professionals. Networking Talks are video tutorials led by the industry’s most recognizable expert trainers and authors. Each video is about an hour in duration and includes a topical overview followed by an exploration of specific concepts that are discussed in detail. Networking Talks are published by Cisco Press and Pearson IT Certification–the leader in IT Certification learning solutions. Your purchase provides you with lifetime online access to the content.

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