Security Concepts Course

Get familiar with some common security lingo and strategies used to identify risks and secure systems.

42 minutes

Course description

Cybersecurity has never been more important than it is today. In this course, you'll get a closer introduction to some of the basic security concepts and tools that will help you later on in the CCNA Cyber Ops Learning Path — and in the rest of your career!


Describe the CIA Triad

Video - 00:01:00

Rule/Time-based Access Control

Video - 00:01:00

Authentication, Authorization, Accounting

Video - 00:12:00

Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP)

Video - 00:02:00

Zero Trust

Video - 00:02:00

Threat Hunting

Video - 00:01:00

Security Management

Video - 00:02:00

Learn about cybersecurity management.
Access Control Models

Video - 00:02:00

Learn how access control models work.
Security Terms

Video - 00:04:00

Learn security terms you should be familiar with for the CCNA Cyber Ops exam.

Video - 00:01:00

Get an overview of security risks and risk assessments.

Video - 00:07:00

Learn about different types of exploits available in Metasploit.

Video - 00:06:00

Learn about finding vulnerabilities using GoLismero in Kali Linux.
Defense in Depth Strategy

Video - 00:01:00

Learn how defensive mechanisms are layered.

Meet the author

Matt Carey

Matt Carey is a network engineer who has been in the IT field for over a decade. He has worked on over 100 networks with his main focus being Cisco WAN, DC, SDN and security solutions.

Working as a consultant has given him exposure to many different technologies and skills, which has helped him excel in IT. Teaching has always been one of his passions, and he started working as an instructor about five years into his career. He enjoys using his experience to help others further their careers in IT and security.

Unlock 7 days of free training

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

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