Hardware and OS Security Course

Gain an entry-level understanding of essential hardware, firmware and operating system security concepts in this three-video introductory course.

46 minutes

Course description

This course explains the core hardware, firmware and operating system security concepts, including hardware root of trust, full-disk encryption, hardware security module and Trusted Platform Module, secure boot and others. It introduces different types of operating systems and basic hardening techniques. Peripheral device examples and security concepts are also covered.



Video - 00:05:00

OS Security

Video - 00:06:00

Hardware and Firmware Security

Video - 00:05:00

Command Line Basics - User Accounts and Privileges

Lab - 00:30:00

This lab focuses on creating and assigning users to groups as well as changing the privileges of said users and groups.

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