Cybersecurity Awareness - Building Your Cybersecurity Vocabulary

1 Hours / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced

Course Overview:

This course is focused on conveying topics and vocabulary specific to cyber security, so if you are new to infosec and want to start learning the basics, this course is for you. Throughout this course students will learn new words, their meanings, the context in which they are used and will ultimately gain an understanding of topics and terminology as they relate to cyber security.  This course is aimed at beginning skill levels.

Instructor Biography:

Serge Borso is the owner and principal consultant of SpyderSec and a SANS Community Instructor. He is an active member in the information security community and has consulted with dozens of organizations to improve their security posture. He has previously developed enterprise vulnerability management programs, created security awareness training solutions and worked to implement a transparent biometric security system for over one million unique online banking users to help combat fraudulent transactions. Currently Serge leads penetration testing engagements and is responsible for the vision, strategy and product/service offerings of SpyderSec.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Cybersecurity overview and background
  • The importance of cybersecurity
  • Course objectives
Lesson 2: Information Security
  • Common cybersecurity terminology
  • The human element
Lesson 3: Building Your Vocabulary
  • Threats, risks, vulnerabilities and exploits
  • Common Acronyms
  • Less common acronyms
Lesson 4: Putting it all together
  • Utilizing your new vocabulary
  • Common pitfalls
  • The cyber security landscape
Lesson 5: Conclusion
  • Wrapping it up
System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.