- This course is ideal for anyone whose job requires them to understand the security of their systems and networks, including IT security analysts, consultants, engineers, and managers, IT system and network administrators, and IT program managers. Regardless of your role, if you have an upcoming security audit and you want to make sure you're ready, this is a great course for you. Some of the information I'll cover in this course will be technical, so you'll want to have at least a basic understanding of system and network security.
You should know fundamental networking concepts, such as how TCP/IP networks, IP addressing, and subnetting work, as well as the purpose and functions of network devices like switches, routers, and firewalls. If you need to come up to speed on any of the technologies I don't cover in detail, I recommend these courses, Foundations of Networking: Networking Basics, Practical Cybersecurity, and Introduction to Kali Linux, among others.
You can find the links to these and other courses in the handout in the exercise files for this video.
- Cite the three phases of external security assessments.
- Explain the reasons for conducting a log review.
- Explain what network sniffing is and why it’s used.
- Describe when to use a file integrity checking tool.
- Differentiate between active network discovery and passive network discovery.
- Explain how to scan for vulnerabilities.
- Relate the three techniques useful for validating target vulnerabilities.
- Explain the four-stage methodology of conducting penetration tests.
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Overview of Technical Security Assessments
2. Technical Security Assessment Reviews
3. Identify and Analyze Targets
4. Validate Target Vulnerabilities
5. Planning Technical Security Assessments
6. Executing the Technical Security Assessment
7. Post-Testing Activities
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