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Preventing and Mitigating Network Attacks

In this course, we cover real-world network attacks and how to mitigate these potential risks. We also discuss vulnerability assessment and testing as well as penetration testing as offensive security controls that allow an organization to have a high level of assurance they are providing for proper network security.

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Course description

To begin this course, we talk about some different real-world attacks that your organization might experience. We briefly outline how each attack works as well as some potential methods that you can use to mitigate these risks. We also discuss both vulnerability testing and penetration testing as methods of ensuring that you test your network for proper security controls. Only through this method of offensive security using techniques like ethical hacking can you truly provide for your network’s security.

Course syllabus

Types of Attacks and CountermeasuresDuration: 2:56

Vulnerability Assessment and TestingDuration: 6:11

Penetration TestingDuration: 10:37

Meet the author

Kevin Carter

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Kevin Carter is the CEO and Founder of Mesh Networking LLC. Kevin has 15 years of experience in the finance and IT industries with an emphasis in IT and operations management. In the past, he has supervised day-to-day IT operations for multiple hedge funds with excess of $1 billion AUM, helping to implement and support IT infrastructure, trade operations, order management systems and market data applications.

From 2010-2016, Kevin was the Chief Technology Officer at Dialectic Capital Management, LP. Before he joined Dialectic, he was a field technician and CSA/SSA Manager at Richard Fleischman & Associates, a hedge fund IT consulting firm. Kevin is currently certified by (ISC)² (CISSP), Microsoft (MCSA, MCITP, MCDST, MCP), SolarWinds (SCP), VMware (VCA-DCV, VCA-Cloud, VCA-WM), Rackspace (CloudU), Bloomberg (BTTC, BESS), and Apple (ACA).

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