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.

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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.

Course syllabus

Network Access Control (NAC)Duration: 11:48

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

Firewall ProtectionDuration: 12:19

You will learn about the different types of firewall and their use cases, pros and cons.

Enterprise Security Monitoring (ESM)Duration: 13:34

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

Application WhitelistingDuration: 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.

Next-generation AuthenticationDuration: 7:43

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.

Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP)Duration: 7:44

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

Data Protection Security ControlsDuration: 15:28

Explore different data protection mechanisms for protecting the data at rest and in transit.

Meet the author

Mitko Katsev

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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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