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Key Security Controls

This course covers the top most effective security controls to reduce the overall risk of systems and networks. Recommendation of such controls is a perfect add-on for any vulnerability assessment.

    Syllabus

  • Network Access Control (NAC) Video — 00:11:48
    • Learn what NAC is and discover its main functions and features, how to deploy it and some integration options.

  • Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) Video — 00:07:44
    • Learn about protecting your application from the inside out! What is RASP, how does it work and what are some RASP solutions?

  • Application Whitelisting Video — 00:10:51
    • Learn about one of the most powerful endpoint protection mechanisms against malware. We will go though an overview of the technology and will outline a couple of solutions.

  • Firewall Protection Video — 00:12:19
    • You will learn about the different types of firewall and their use cases, pros and cons.

  • Data Protection Security Controls Video — 00:15:28
    • Explore different data protection mechanisms for protecting the data at rest and in transit.

  • Next-generation Authentication Video — 00:07:43
    • Learn about various advanced authentication mechanisms that you can apply in your organization. From standard multi-factor authentication to using biometrics, behavioral and risk-based analytics for more secure authentication.

  • Enterprise Security Monitoring (ESM) Video — 00:13:34
    • Learn about the comprehensive, integrated enterprise security monitoring, using Security Onion as a case study.

Syllabus

Course description

This course covers the top most effective security controls to reduce the overall risk of systems and networks. That includes: network access control (NAC), firewall protection, enterprise security monitoring (ESM), application whitelisting, next-generation authentication, runtime application self-protection (RASP) and data protection security controls. All the selected security controls have a broad and comprehensive vulnerability coverage. The course examines multiple open-source and proprietary technologies for implementing the listed security control types.

Meet the author

Mitko Katsev has nine years of education in system programming and computer engineering, and over eight years work experience in software development and security. He started his career as a software engineer before transitioning into information security and application security. He currently works at his own security consultancy company, ArmadilCo.

He’s completed various InfoSec/AppSec training and certifications, including SANS Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering (SEC530), SANS Defending Advanced Adversaries – Purple Team Tactics (SEC599), multiple Microsoft security development lifecycle (SDL) trainings and more.

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