Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Threat assessment techniques, part of CompTIA Security+ (SY0-401) Cert Prep: Threats and Vulnerabilities.
- [Voiceover] When you're ready to begin…a security assessment program, where should you start?…Let's take a look at four common ways…to conduct a security assessment.…Baseline reporting, an attack surface review,…code reviews, and architecture reviews.…Baseline reporting is a great way to get started.…Baseline reports provide you with an initial view…of a system's security status.…They are often performed…against the organization's security configuration standard,…and are best presented as a gap analysis…that shows the differences…between the system's current configuration…and the security baseline.…
Administrators may then work to reconcile those differences…and make security adjustments…until the system matches the desired baseline state.…There are tools to assist with this process.…For Microsoft systems,…the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer,…or MBSA, produces gap analysis reports.…Organizations adopting the Center for Internet Security…configuration baselines…may use the Center's configuration assessment tool,…
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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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