Cybersecurity Technology Topics

Understand your role as an auditor in helping to define risk and controls related to specific information technologies and how they affect protection of assets.

Course description

After this course, the auditor should be able to understand the functions of each type of technology and the limitations and the risks of using them in their organization.


Firewall and Network Security

Video — 00:15:19

Dig deeper into firewall and network security: packet, stateful, application and next-gen.

Log Management Using SIEM

Video — 00:09:50

Look at log management using SIEM: logging, converting with APIs and supplementing with IDS/IPS.

Wireless Considerations

Video — 00:10:25

Explore WEP, WPA and WPA2.

Considerations for Cloud Computing

Video — 00:12:47

Cloud computing is full of possibilities. Look at IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, private, public, community and hybrid clouds.

Mobile Computing Issues

Video — 00:10:49

You need a good MDM system and a good MAM system if you are going to do BYOD.


Video — 00:05:59

Giving physical objects the capability to communicate, or: is your hot water heater smart?


Video — 00:10:22

Hypervisors, guest virtual machines, software-defined networking (SDN) and containerized development in the cloud.

Industrial Control Systems

Video — 00:08:17

Look at the types of systems and data (SCADA).

Meet the author

J Kenneth (Ken) Magee is President and owner of Data Security Consultation and Training, LLC. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Robert Morris College in Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.

He has taught cybersecurity at many different venues, including the JAG school at the University of Virginia; KPMG Advisory University; Microsoft; several major Federal financial institutions; and Federal Government agencies. Ken has also taught cybersecurity classes in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Canada, and Mexico.

In his teaching credentials, Ken is an ISACA certified instructor for CISM, CRISC, and CGEIT. He has completed the Train-the-Trainer course from (ISC)2 and Microsoft. He is also a Provisional CCP and CCA Instructor for CYBER-AB.

In addition to many years in IT, Ken has achieved several certifications in the cyber security/information security field:
CYBER-AB – CCP, Provisional CCA, Provisional CCI
ISACA – CISM, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, CAC (Cybersecurity Audit Certificate)
EC-Council – CEH
CompTIA – Security+, CySA+, CASP, CTT+
Microsoft – MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCT

Ken has spoken to several different groups, including Georgetown University School of Law, Advanced eDiscovery Institute; AFCEA; and VASCAN.
As Chief Information Security Officer for the Virginia Community College System, Ken’s focus was standardization of security around the ISO 27000 series framework. Writing is one of his passions and he has authored and/or co-authored several courses, including CISSP, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, DoD Cloud Computing SRG, CMMC-Certified Professional, CMMC-Certified Assessor Level 1 and a course for training Security Control Assessors using NIST SP 800-53A.

When not teaching, writing, or consulting, Ken devotes his spare time to animal rescue, (dogs and cats from no-kill shelters); being a student in language (French) and music (Banjo); doing genealogical research about his Scottish heritage; historical research about the Knights Templar and the British Navy sailing ships from the late 1700’s.

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