Vulnerability Assessment

This learning path will provide you with the skills needed to perform custom vulnerability assessment for any computer system, application or network infrastructure.

Syllabus

  • Vulnerability Assessment Skill Assessment

    20 questions

    • See how your vulnerability assessment skills rank on a spectrum from novice to expert.

  • Vulnerability Management in a Nutshell

    5 videos

    K0006, K0314

    • This course covers the basics of vulnerability assessment, including definitions, scope, policy and process.

  • Vulnerability Discovery

    5 videos

    K0013, K0272, K0290, K0339

    • This course guides you through five different types of security tools for discovering vulnerabilities in various environments.

  • Vulnerability Classification

    3 videos

    K0005, K0040, K0402, K0612

    • This course covers three main topics: false positives, standardized vulnerabilities and weakness classification systems and threat-based vulnerability/weakness classification.

  • Prioritization and Risk Assessment Name

    5 videos

    K0002, K0013, K0054, K0149, K0165, K0344, K0402, K0469, K0475

    • This course covers three main topics: false positives, standardized vulnerabilities and weakness classification systems and threat-based vulnerability/weakness classification.

  • Vulnerability Assessment Documentation and Maintenance

    3 videos

    K0013, K0054, K0165

    • This course covers how to create comprehensive, clear and easy-to-understand vulnerability assessment documentation, and how to go about keeping the vulnerability findings and scoring current.

  • Remediation and Mitigation

    5 videos

    K0002, K0205, K0275, K0440, K0527, K0531

    • In this course, we will cover a wide range of topics about the vulnerability remediation and mitigation process, including the most common remediations and mitigations and strategies for the deployment of security measures.

  • Key Security Controls

    7 videos

    K0033, K0049, K0065, K0145, K0324, K0440, K0561

    • This course covers the top most effective security controls to reduce the overall risk of systems and networks. Recommendation of such controls is a perfect add-on for any vulnerability assessment.

  • Hands-On Vulnerability Assessment Project

    7 tasks

    • Test your vulnerability assessment skills as your progress through seven challenges leveraging free-to-use security tools and services.

The subject

What you will learn

In this path, you'll learn a variety of ways to discover vulnerabilities, classify and prioritize vulnerabilities based on real-world criticality measures, define the actual risk of the vulnerabilities, create and execute an actionable remediation plan, and document and maintain a vulnerability assessment. Finally, you'll learn some key security controls that don't target specific vulnerabilities but enhance the overall security of your system.

The details

Learning path insights

Prerequisites

While there are no formal prerequisites for this learning path, it is recommended for cybersecurity professionals have foundational knowledge — like Security+, Network+ and A+ —along with 1-3 years of experience with security frameworks and risk management.

Related job titles

  • Security architects
  • Security engineers
  • Security consultants
  • Information risk analysts

How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your 8.5 CPEs or CPUs.

 

Meet the author

Mitko Katsev has nine years of education in system programming and computer engineering, and over eight years work experience in software development and security. He started his career as a software engineer before transitioning into information security and application security. He currently works at his own security consultancy company, ArmadilCo. <br><br> He’s completed various InfoSec/AppSec training and certifications, including SANS Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering (SEC530), SANS Defending Advanced Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics (SEC599), multiple Microsoft security development lifecycle (SDL) trainings and more.

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