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Security Architect

Nanodegree Program

The goal of the Security Architect Nanodegree is to equip learners with the necessary skills required to advance their careers in the field of cybersecurity. As a security architect, you'll be charged with designing security systems to thwart malware, hacker intrusions and Denial of Service attacks. The program addresses security topics related to architectural and implementation skills required by a skilled cybersecurity professional for critical use-cases like identity & access management, infrastructure security, threat detection and incident response.

The goal of the Security Architect Nanodegree is to equip learners with the necessary skills required to advance their careers in the field of cybersecurity. As a security architect, you'll be charged with designing security systems to thwart malware, hacker intrusions and Denial of Service attacks. The program addresses security topics related to architectural and implementation skills required by a skilled cybersecurity professional for critical use-cases like identity & access management, infrastructure security, threat detection and incident response.

Intermediate

4 months

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated October 4, 2023

Skills you'll learn:
Access control matrices • Network security fundamentals • Cybersecurity business context • Did framework
Prerequisites:
Cloud computing fluency • Cybersecurity fluency • Computer networking basics

Courses In This Program

Course 1 45 minutes

Welcome to the Security Architect Nanodegree Program

This is the introduction the the

Course 2 4 weeks

Security Architecture Planning and Design

This course introduces the fundamental security planning, design, and systems thinking concepts that are used throughout security architecture. As networks and applications grow more complex, the need to identify potential sources of weakness that are a product of that complexity becomes crucial. Students who complete this course will be equipped with the skills to identify and evaluate risks in systems, assess whether or not risks are acceptable, and work alongside stakeholders to prioritize remediation efforts.

Course 3 4 weeks

Enterprise Identity and Access Control

This course focuses on identity and access management. As a security architect, implementing an organization-wide strategy for strong Identity and access management can greatly improve the security posture of the organization. IAM can be tricky to architect and implement. Too much access can lead to data exposure, whereas, too little access can lead to business hindrance. A fine balance is required while designing a strong IAM model. We will be covering some of those concepts and methodologies in this course.

Course 4 4 weeks

Infrastructure & Network Security Architecture Planning & Design

In this course, you'll learn how to plan and build the architecture to ensure that your organization's security is up to date and well defended.

Taught By The Best

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Erick Galinkin

Principal AI Researcher | Rapid7

Erick Galinkin is a hacker and computer scientist, leading research at the intersection of security and artificial intelligence at Rapid7. He has spoken at numerous industry and academic conferences on topics ranging from malware development to game theory in security.

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William O. Ferguson

Cloud Architect

William serves as an SME for complex Information Assurance and Security Engineering efforts worldwide. He helps foster a better view into the globalized challenges of secure computing worldwide as a Global Digital Professional with intimate knowledge of both domestic and foreign network infrastructures.

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Abhinav Singh

Cybersecurity Researcher

Abhinav is a cybersecurity researcher with nearly a decade of experience working for global leaders in security technology, financial institutions and as an independent consultant. He is the author of Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook and Instant Wireshark Starter, as well as many papers, articles, and blogs.

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Sjon-Paul Brown

Senior DevOps Engineer

Sjon-Paul Brown is a DevOps Engineer and DevOps Consultant who helps companies streamline and secure their cloud environments and development processes. He has formally worked with varying startups and enterprises to ensure to that software can be securely developed and deployed in an agile manner.

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