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Course Details

Information Security Basics, Web-based
NTED Course Number AWR-173-W
Provider TEEX/NERRTC
Length 13.00 hours
Delivery Web
Level Awareness
Continuing Education Credits 1.30
Description
The Information Security Basics course is designed to teach entry and mid-level IT workers the technological fundamentals of information security. The goal of the course is to provide trainees some preliminary knowledge of computer security to help in identifying and stopping various cyber threats. In addition to providing an introduction to information assurance, trainees will also learn general concepts (terminologies), an overview of TCP/IP, introductory network security, introductory operating system security, and basic cryptography.
Objectives
* Explain the goals of the information security professional and attackers to include the four basic types of attacks most likely to be encountered.
* Explain Confidentiality, Integrity, and access controls as they apply to the Biba Integrity and Bell-LaPuda Confidentiality Models.
* Explain the use of a layered architecture model to design and secure a TCP/IP Network.
* Identify the common techniques of offensive attacks as well as defensive tactics and appliances available to include wireless vulnerabilities.
* Explain the vulnerabilities of current Operating Systems and the solutions to guard against common exploits.
* Recognize the different types of cryptographic algorithms and their vulnerabilities to include digital hardware encryption.
NTED Prerequisites
N/A
Other Prerequisites
Participants should have some previous experience in IT administration.
Target Audience
Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials, Information Technology, Law Enforcement, Other, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Private Sector / Corporate Security and Safety Professionals, Public Works, Transportation Security
Mission Areas and Core Capabilities
Primary
Protect   -  Cybersecurity
Secondary
Prevent   -  Screening, Search and Detection
Protect   -  Screening, Search and Detection
Protect   -  Access Control and Identity Verification
Recover   -  Public Information and Warning
Respond   -  Infrastructure Systems
Training Certificate
Training Partner's Certificate of Completion
Contact Information
AWR-173-W Information Security Basics, Web-based
KE-NERRTC
ke@teex.tamu.edu
800-541-7149

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