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Introduction to Security Controls

Get an overview of common security control categories and types, and learn about important concepts such as data sanitation and data sensitivity.

3 videos  //  18 minutes of training

Course description

This introductory course provides an overview of security control categories (administrative, physical, technical) and types (deterrent, preventive, detective, corrective, compensating). The course also introduces important data security concepts: data sensitivity types (classification) and secure data destruction/sanitization.

Course syllabus

Security Control TypesDuration: 6:01

Data Destruction - SanitizationDuration: 3:24

Data SensitivityDuration: 8:24

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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.