Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Improving your security posture, part of CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401) Cert Prep: Threats and Vulnerabilities.
- Security controls are only effective…if they are used well.…From a security perspective, this often means…monitoring their current status,…and the logs that they generate.…Maintaining a strong security posture…consists of building secure systems,…monitoring those systems continuously,…and remediating any deficiencies detected.…Some system administrators like to handcraft their servers,…treating them as individual works of art.…This is a bad idea, because…it leads to inconsistent configurations,…and missing security controls.…
Building strong baseline configurations is an…important step in systems security.…Depending upon the approach used by your organization,…you might have written security configuration standards,…gold master images for your servers,…or have scripts used to build secure systems consistently.…Whatever approach you use, the important thing…is that you have a strong security baseline…that ensures you have consistent controls…across all of your systems.…It's a good idea to build systems…based upon best practices…
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- Comparing viruses, worms, and Trojans
- Understanding backdoors and logic bombs
- Defending against denial of service and password attacks
- Preventing insider threats
- Detecting social engineering attacks
- Preventing wireless eavesdropping
- Understanding cross-site scripting
- Preventing SQL injection
- Deterring attacks
- Securing your network
- Scanning for and assessing threats
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 04/25/2016. What changed?
A: We updated eight movies to stay on top of the latest trends in IT security, and the latest objectives on the "Threats and Vulnerabilities" domain of the CompTIA Security+ exam.
2. Understanding Attack Types
3. Social Engineering Attacks
4. Wireless Attacks
5. Application Attacks
6. Mitigation and Deterrence
7. Discovering Threats and Vulnerabilities
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