• Length:
    7 Weeks
  • Effort:
    2–4 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Course Type:
    Self-paced on your time

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About this course

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No matter if you are new to the cybersecurity field or are looking to change careers, this course will help you understand the roles of system security professionals available within an organization from the chief information security officier (CISO) to security analysts.

You will also discover the processes that are important for a cybersecurity organization to implement.

It is also important as a cybersecurity professional to understand basic commands and operating systems to secure your organization’s computer security systems or communicate with the security professionals responsible for that function in your organization.

What you'll learn

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  • Understand the key cybersecurity roles within an organization.
  • List key cybersecurity processes and an example of each process.
  • Define authentication and access control methods.
  • Describe the architecture, file systems, and basic commands for multiple operating systems including Windows, Mac/OS, Linux and Mobile.
  • Understand the concept of Virtualization as it relates to cybersecurity

Module 1: People, process and technology

This module will take you through a typical Security organization. You will also learn about the service management framework and how it affects how an organization will use this framework to avoid or react to cybersecurity attacks. You will also research ITIL standard processes.

Module 2: Examples & Principles of the CIA Triad

This module will explain what is the CIA Triad and how is it important to cybersecurity concepts and practice.

Module 3: Authentication and Access Control

In this module you will learn the importance of authentication and identification. You will also learn how access controls both physical and logical help safeguard an organization. You will also investigate an identified risk around access control.

Module 4: Windows Operating system security basics

In this module you will learn about the file system and directory structures for the Windows operating system. You will also learn about many shortcuts and commands which will help you to navigate the Windows system to gather information and reduce your work time.

Module 5: Linux Operating system security basics

In this module you will learn the key components of the Linux operating system and basic commands required to assist you in accessing information that pertains to the security of your systems. You will also access Pentestmonkey a resource many cybersecurity professionals use to access cheat sheets about certain cybersecurity vulnerabilities and investigations.

Module 6: MacOS system security basics

In this module you will learn how to find resources around MAC/OS. You will read documentation from Apple around the security framework and how to investigate additional information through the eyes of a developer.

Module 7: Overview of Virtualization

In this module, you will learn the basics of virtualization and cloud computing. You will also learn about cloud computing governance, security and benefits.

Meet your instructors

Coreen Ryskamp
Program manager with IBM Security Learning Services
IBM

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