The latest cybersecurity training materials from Infosec Skills
March 28, 2022
The cybersecurity training resources offered through Infosec Skills are constantly expanding and adapting to support the ongoing skill development needed by organizations — large and small — to keep up with technology change and emerging cyber threats.
So far this year, we’ve added:
- 26 courses
- 27 hands-on labs
- 44 hours of training
Our Infosec Skills product pillars have guided and influenced the latest changes to our on-demand training library. Specifically, breaking down barriers to entry for cybersecurity careers and providing role-guided learning and certification preparation.
Skill learning paths
This is the best way for you or your team to close any identified skills gaps. Each learning path includes a variety of modules — like video courses, labs and assessments — focused on developing new knowledge and skills on a particular topic.
OWASP Top Ten is leveraged by engineers to identify the most critical security risks to web applications. This learning path uses demos, graphics and real-life examples to teach the details of each risk.
Any application that processes or stores credit card data needs to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). This learning path provides engineers with the knowledge and skills needed to design for and maintain continuous compliance.
On-demand certification preparation
Attending a live, instructor-led boot camp isn’t an option for everyone — that’s why Infosec Skills offers on-demand certification preparation training. These certification learning paths are also a great way to gauge exam readiness or earn continuing education credits.
This 10-hour learning path covers the seven domains of the SSCP certification, ranging from securing information systems and data to overall security operations.
The latest CompTIA Network+ exam version covers a new set of domains — networking fundamentals, implementations, operations, security and troubleshooting — which are reflected in the latest version of this learning path.
In preparation for the IAPP CIPT, this learning path explores the intersection of technology, data security and policy. This certification is highly recommended for security managers, privacy managers and anyone else within an organization responsible for privacy and compliance.
Hands-on training is a critical component of any skills development program. Infosec Skills cyber ranges provide learners the opportunity to apply new knowledge inside real-world environments without any risk. Each cyber range includes a series of cloud-hosted labs focused within a certain domain of cybersecurity.
The first cyber range to launch in our MITRE ATT&CK series focuses on reconnaissance. These seven labs explore how information about a system or target is gathered before an attack.
The second cyber range to launch in our MITRE ATT&CK series focuses on resource development. These 11 labs explore the techniques of creating, buying, stealing and compromising resources to carry out an attack.
These nine labs focus on common functionalities and responsibilities of Linux system administration, including provisioning and de-provisioning users, assigning special permissions to users, interacting with the VI editor and the basics of the Bash shell.
Infosec Skills Monthly Challenge
Who doesn’t love a healthy dose of friendly competition? Put your team’s skills to the test while boosting training engagement with a new Challenge every month. Your team will need to apply knowledge and skills from a variety of cybersecurity roles as they get hands-on with three unique labs. This is a great way to add an element of gamification to your training program while exposing team members to new cyber scenarios.
Role-guided training recommendations
Infosec Skills Roles provide the training needed to enter and advance within 12 critical cybersecurity job roles. You can leverage these Roles to:
- Personalize development plans for each employee at every stage of their careers
- Upskill and cross-train talent for open cybersecurity positions within your organization
- Boost employee engagement and talent retention
“The cybersecurity sector faces unprecedented challenges, ranging from ransomware to determined nation-state actors. One of the biggest hurdles is finding the people to deal with those issues,” states Danny Bradbury.
The Cybersecurity Beginner role focuses on the foundational skills and knowledge that will allow anyone to take the first step towards transitioning into a cybersecurity career. No prior knowledge of cybersecurity or work experience is required. The only prerequisite is a passion for technology and cybersecurity.
“People’s lives are increasingly moving online. Business is conducted within collaboration tools, transactions are made via e-commerce and social connections persist across a host of social platforms. While the Coronavirus pandemic didn’t cause this societal shift, it did play a part in accelerating it. As the volume of data online grows, so does the concern over data privacy,” states Kimberly Doyle.
A Privacy Manager is responsible for developing, creating, maintaining and enforcing an organization’s privacy policies and procedures. They focus on building a strategic and comprehensive privacy program that minimizes risk and ensures the confidentiality of protected information.
Explore what’s coming next
Want a preview of the training content and features coming soon? Read the Infosec Skills product roadmap to see what we’re working on now!