Cybersecurity Basics Course

This course builds a baseline of cybersecurity knowledge.

1 hour, 4 minutes

Course description

The CCSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) contains terminology and concepts that may be expressed in specific ways, including perspectives and usages that may be unique to the CCSP and different from what you are used to dealing with in your normal operations. You must have a basic understanding of security fundamentals used throughout the industry.


Regulatory compliance

Video - 00:16:00

This video covers laws, directives and regulations; due care and due diligence; and liabilities.
NIST cyber security framework

Video - 00:15:00

This video covers functions, categories, subcategories and informative references.
Control frameworks

Video - 00:15:00

This video covers best practices and accepted security models and frameworks.
Governance principles

Video - 00:08:00

This video covers purpose, standards, requirements and policy categories.
CIA triad

Video - 00:07:00

A look at information security management, cybersecurity versus information security and the CIA triad.
CCSP overview

Video - 00:03:00

Introduction to the CCSP Learning Path

Meet the author

Ross Casanova

Mr. Casanova has extensive experience in leadership, project management, intelligence analysis and training development. As a program manager, he helped build the CSRA pipeline of new opportunities, including developing winning proposals for more than $100 million in new business. He served the intelligence community in various roles and retired from the United States Army after 20+ years of service. He has over twenty years of experience as a technical trainer.

Certifications held: CISSP, Security+ce, CEH, CCSP, NSA-IAM, GIAC, CCSK, CIRM, SMSP, Infosec Certified Instructor, ISC2 Certified CISSP Instructor, Ultimate Knowledge Institute Certified Instructor, ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITILv3-F).

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