Key Security Controls Course

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.

1 hour, 19 minutes

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.


Data Protection Security Controls

Video - 00:15:00

Explore different data protection mechanisms for protecting the data at rest and in transit.
Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP)

Video - 00:08:00

Learn about protecting your application from the inside out! What is RASP, how does it work and what are some RASP solutions?
Next-generation Authentication

Video - 00:08:00

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.
Application Whitelisting

Video - 00:11:00

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.
Enterprise Security Monitoring (ESM)

Video - 00:14:00

Learn about the comprehensive, integrated enterprise security monitoring, using Security Onion as a case study.
Firewall Protection

Video - 00:12:00

You will learn about the different types of firewall and their use cases, pros and cons.
Network Access Control (NAC)

Video - 00:12:00

Learn what NAC is and discover its main functions and features, how to deploy it and some integration options.

Meet the author

Mitko Katsev

Mitko Katsev has over a decade of work experience in cybersecurity, systems architecture, and software development. His full-service security consultancy company ArmadilCo specializes in helping startups to top fortune 500 medical device manufacturers build and maintain secure systems.

Mitko has studied system programming and computer engineering and has completed several InfoSec/AppSec trainings and certifications, including SANS Defensible Security Architecture and Engineering (SEC530), SANS Defending Against Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics (SEC599), multiple Microsoft security development lifecycle (SDL) trainings and more.

Unlock 7 days of free training

  • 1,400+ hands-on courses and labs
  • Certification practice exams
  • Skill assessments

Associated NICE Work Roles

All Infosec training maps directly to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to guide you from beginner to expert across 52 Work Roles.

  • All-Source Analyst
  • Mission Assessment Specialist
  • Target Developer

Plans & pricing

Infosec Skills Personal

$299 / year

  • 190+ role-guided learning paths (e.g., Ethical Hacking, Threat Hunting)
  • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
  • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, Security+)
  • Skill assessments
  • Infosec peer community support

Infosec Skills Teams

$799 per license / year

  • Team administration and reporting
  • Dedicated client success manager
  • Single sign-on (SSO)
    Easily authenticate and manage your learners by connecting to any identity provider that supports the SAML 2.0 standard.
  • Integrations via API
    Retrieve training performance and engagement metrics and integrate learner data into your existing LMS or HRS.
  • 190+ role-guided learning paths and assessments (e.g., Incident Response)
  • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
  • Create and assign custom learning paths
  • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, CISA)
  • Optional upgrade: Guarantee team certification with live boot camps

Learn about scholarships and financing with

Affirm logo

Award-winning training you can trust