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Hardware and OS Security

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

3 videos  //  16 minutes of training

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.

Course syllabus

Hardware and Firmware SecurityDuration: 5:17

OS SecurityDuration: 5:55

PeripheralsDuration: 4:52

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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.