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General Security Principles

Review the security principles that security engineers need to know in order to implement systems.

4 videos  //  60 minutes of training

Course description

Understand important security principles such as security policies and procedures, open design concepts and trust hierarchies — and why security engineers need to understand these principles. Concepts discussed include security authority, actions for supporting policy, physical and logical security boundaries and psychological acceptability.

Course syllabus

General Security Principles 1aDuration: 14:23

General Security Principles 1bDuration: 17:30

General Security Principles 2aDuration: 14:24

General Security Principles 2bDuration: 13:47

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At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

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Plans and pricing





$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.