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Fundamentals of Defending Systems

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In this course, you will begin your exploration into the role of a security analyst. You will learn about the core principles and philosophies that drive work in the security field. Then, you will discover physical, logical, and administrative controls, their industry-recognized frameworks, and how to apply them to secure a network, system, or application. Lastly, you will apply security concepts to create defensible, resilient network architecture.

In this course, you will begin your exploration into the role of a security analyst. You will learn about the core principles and philosophies that drive work in the security field. Then, you will discover physical, logical, and administrative controls, their industry-recognized frameworks, and how to apply them to secure a network, system, or application. Lastly, you will apply security concepts to create defensible, resilient network architecture.

Intermediate

4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated May 24, 2022

Skills you'll learn:
Did framework • Cybersecurity controls • Network attack vectors • Technical communication
Prerequisites:
Cybersecurity fluency • Basic Python • Basic SQL

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Introduction to the Analyst Role

This lesson is an introduction to the Security Analyst role and how that role fits into an organization.

Lesson 2

Core Frameworks and Principles

This lesson provides the underlying philosophy and objectives for your work as an Analyst. Through real examples, you'll explore a variety of attack vectors and threat modeling strategies.

Lesson 3

Controls

This lesson is a broad survey of the families of security controls and provides opportunities to work with some of the technical mechanisms used to prevent security challenges.

Lesson 4

Defensible Network Architecture

This lesson focuses on improving your organization's posture by applying control concepts to design infrastructure that is more resistant to intrusion.

Lesson 5 • Project

Project - Planning for Security Controls

For your final project, you will assume the role of an Information Security Analyst for an industrial manufacturing company located in the Midwest Unites States.

Taught By The Best

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Richard Phung

INFORMATION SECURITY ANALYST

Richard is an SSCP, CISSP, and CIPP/US with over a decade of enterprise systems administration experience, working with businesses to meet the demands of a continually evolving threat landscape. Richard holds a BA in Psychology from Hendrix College and a Master's of Education from Lesley University.

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