Information Security Primer

Secure Your Network in 12 (not so) Simple Steps
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  • Lectures 25
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

In this course you will learn to secure a network, weather it's Enterprise or SOHO.

The course in based on over my 20 years hands on experience in IT, as a security analyst and network engineer.

Learn the 12 most important steps in securing you network, making sure you cover all the basics, but not wasting time on activities that contribute little.

Step 1- Write a Security Policy

Step 2 - Educate End Users & IT Staff

Step 3 - Implement Physical Security

Step 4 - Implement Perimeter Security

Step 5 - Use Good Password Management

Step 6 - Eliminate Unnecessary Services

Step 7 - Implement Good Patch Management

Step 8 - Implement AntiVirus Measures

Step 9 - Implement Access Control

Step 10 - Secure Data in Transit

Step 11 - IDS & IPS

Step 12 - Backup Your Data

Following a lecture on each of the steps, I provide 10 Live Demos to reinforce the lectures

What are the requirements?

  • Some knowledge of IT basics is helpful, but not necessary

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Gain a solid background in computer network security
  • Learn how to secure a large or small computer network using the 12 Step method

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone that needs to secure a network, including IT Engineer / Security Analyst, manager with limited technical knowledge, or the owner of a SOHO

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Course Description & Basic Concepts
02:11

Describes what you will learn in this course

07:40

Understand some basic Concepts of Network Security, before we tackle Step 1

Section 2: The 12 Steps
05:46

Explains the importance of writing a security policy and what to include in it

02:56

Explains the importance educating Staff & what topics to educate on

05:24

Explains the importance of Physical Security & how to achieve it

10:38

Explains the importance of Perimeter Security & how to achieve it

05:30

Explains the importance of Good Password Management & how to achieve it

04:32

Includes a primer on services. Explains the importance of Eliminating Unnecessary Services & how to achieve it.

02:59

Explains the importance of Good Patch management & how to achieve it.

04:39

Explains how to achieve a good Anti-Virus stance

04:55

Explains the importance of Good Access Control & how to achieve it.

06:44

Explains the importance of Securing Data in Transit & how to achieve it.

04:06

Explains what you need to know about Intrusion Prevention Systems

03:35

Explains what you need to know about Backing up your data

Section 3: The Lab Demos
07:01

Learn how to eliminate Rogue Access Points using inSSIDer from Metageek

09:48

We demonstrate basic firewall principles using the SonicWALL Security Appliance as an example

04:04

Learn how to eliminate unnecessary services using Netstat from the command prompt


05:19

Learn how to eliminate unnecessary services using the popular free tool NMAP

03:39

We demonstrate basic patch management principles using LANDesk as an example

05:55

We demonstrate basic Anti-Virus principles using the SonicWALL Security Appliance as an example

04:22

We demonstrate an example of a good enterprise Anti-Virus solution, namely McAfee EPO

06:52

We demonstrate basic VPN principles using the SonicWALL security appliance as an example

03:58

We demonstrate basic IPS principles using the SonicWALL security appliance as an example

04:12

We demonstrate an example of a good enterprise Backup solution, namely Symantec Backup Exec

Section 4: Conclusion
The End
00:27

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Instructor Biography

Dave Sirof, Network Security Engineer

Over 20 Years experience in IT.

Highly experienced, certified Network Engineer, with both technical expertise and excellent communication skills. Proven track record configuring, monitoring, troubleshooting and securing a large Network in a Data Center environment, as well a supervising employees. Expertise in configuring & troubleshooting Wireless LAN. Skilled technical writer. Telephone tech support dealing with complex security issues. Expertise in Network Security.

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