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Enterprise Security

Nanodegree Program

The Enterprise Security Nanodegree program imparts foundational skills in security engineering for corporate environments. Covering network and data security, endpoint protection, and application security, you will learn to design robust defenses, manage data integrity, and comply with privacy regulations, which will enhance the security posture of any enterprise.

The Enterprise Security Nanodegree program imparts foundational skills in security engineering for corporate environments. Covering network and data security, endpoint protection, and application security, you will learn to design robust defenses, manage data integrity, and comply with privacy regulations, which will enhance the security posture of any enterprise.

Beginner

4 months

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated June 13, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Backup strategy • Device hardening strategy • Cybersecurity policy writing • Cloud hardening strategy
Prerequisites:
Kali linux • Windows administration • Client-server model

Courses In This Program

Course 1 45 minutes

Welcome to the Enterprise Security Nanodegree Program

Lesson 1

An Introduction to Your Nanodegree Program

Welcome! We're so glad you're here. Join us in learning a bit more about what to expect and ways to succeed.

Lesson 2

Getting Help

You are starting a challenging but rewarding journey! Take 5 minutes to read how to get help with projects and content.

Course 2 4 weeks

Enterprise Perimeter and Network Security

In this course, you'll learn how to: design a secure network architecture; build secure network architectures in Azure; set up continuous monitoring and alerts using a SIEM; and create a Zero Trust Model.

Lesson 1

Introduction to Enterprise Perimeter and Network Security

In this introductory lesson, we'll give you a helpful overview of the course that will set you up for success!

Lesson 2

Network Security Architecture

In this lesson we'll provide you an introduction to network security architecture for enterprise.

Lesson 3

Building an Enterprise Network

In this lesson we are going to take all the concepts we learned from Network Security Architecture and use them to build our own secure enterprise network in Microsoft Azure.

Lesson 4

Continuous Monitoring with a SIEM

In this lesson we'll learn how to set up continuous monitoring for our enterprise network through the use of a SIEM.

Lesson 5

Zero Trust

In this lesson we'll introduce you to a new school of thought in how enterprises should best secure their network - Zero Trust.

Lesson 6 • Project

Project: Securing the Perimeter

In this project, you'll design a secure network architecture for a simulated business context, build that design in Azure, set up monitoring with a SIEM, and create a Zero Trust Model.

Course 3 4 weeks

Enterprise Endpoint Security

In this course, you will learn about how to craft Enterprise level Endpoint security policies and hardening strategies.

Lesson 1

Introduction to Enterprise Endpoint Security

This is the welcome lesson to Enterprise Endpoint Security. Here you'll get a quick overview of what we'll cover in the course.

Lesson 2

System Hardening

In this lesson, you will learn how to develop a hardening strategy to ensure the security of endpoints across all enterprise-owned devices.

Lesson 3

Policies and Compliance

In this lesson, you will build security policies that implement compliance requirements to secure enterprise devices and data using industry best practices.

Lesson 4

Cloud Management

In this lesson, you will use best practices to create automated Cloud Endpoint Security procedures.

Lesson 5 • Project

Project: FedF1rst Security Assessment

This is the project lesson for this course. Here you will complete and submit your project for this course.

Course 4 4 weeks

Enterprise-Wide Application Security

Application security is a critical part of any enterprise security plan. We will be cover how to perform a threat assessment by doing threat modeling and pen testing. This course will teach mitigation and defensive strategies in an application software development lifecycle. The focus will be on covering how enterprises bake security into their lifecycle by shifting security left and the different ways they enhance their security posture across on-premise, cloud, containers, and APIs.

Lesson 1

Introduction to Enterprise-Wide Application Security

This is the welcome lesson to Enterprise-Wide Application Security. Here you'll get a quick overview of what we'll cover in the course.

Lesson 2

Designing Security Architecture

Designing security architecture is the first phase, where you set the teams and architecture. You will learn about DevSecOps, SDLC, and security architecture in this lesson.

Lesson 3

Threat Hunting

In the threat hunting phase, you will proactively find security issues in the product. You will learn about threat modeling, identify vulnerabilities, vulnerability scanning, and pen test roadmap.

Lesson 4

Container Vulnerabilities

In this lesson, you will scan containers, research container vulnerabilities, and mitigate container vulnerabilities, so that you can better handle the actual deployment and cloud infrastructure.

Lesson 5

API Vulnerabilities

API service is what the end-users will finally use. In this lesson, you will identify coding vulnerabilities, mitigate coding vulnerabilities, and learn about monitoring and analytics.

Lesson 6 • Project

CryptoV4ULT Enterprise Security Assessment Project

In this project, you will become the lead security architect for a new startup’s web application and be tasked to identify vulnerabilities and creating a roadmap for mitigation.

Taught By The Best

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Vamsee Kandimalla

Cybersecurity Architect, Head of Product Technology

Vamsee has wide-ranging security experience, in sectors such as defense and automotive. He studied electrical engineering, then focused on cybersecurity during graduate school at Carnegie Mellon. He enjoys working on latest technologies and high-impact solutions.

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Christine Izuakor, PhD, CISSP

Founder & CEO, Cyber Pop-up

Dr. Christine Izuakor is the CEO of Cyber Pop-up, an on-demand cybersecurity platform powered by vetted cyber freelancers. She has over a decade of experience leading cybersecurity functions within Fortune 100 companies and has her PhD in Security Engineering.

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Jerry Smith

Information Security Engineer

Jerry is a member of the Security Operations Center for the University of Alabama Birmingham, where he is the lead Threat Hunter and a member of the firewall team. Previously he was an Information Security Engineer for Hibbett Sporting Goods.

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Milind Adari

SECURITY ENGINEER

Milind Adari is a Security Engineer at The Associated Press and an Adjunct Instructor at Columbia University. He is responsible for protecting journalists all around the world from malicious threat actors and state-sponsored attacks, all the while educating students and professionals in cybersecurity.

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