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System Protection Mechanisms

Learn about different system protection mechanisms and common issues such as Web-based vulnerabilities, architecture flaws and more.

7 videos  //  33 minutes of training

Course description

Well-designed systems will always attempt to protect themselves, but they can’t do it alone. And that’s where you come in. Seven videos introduce the student to the fundamentals of system protection mechanisms, beginning with Trusted Computing Base (TCB) and covering common architecture flaws, Web-based vulnerabilities, covert channels, embedded systems and more. Compare and contrast open and closed systems, look at the five protection rings of a system and even refresh your knowledge of computer components with this course!

Course syllabus

TCBDuration: 1:26

Computer ComponentsDuration: 5:08

Protection MechanismsDuration: 5:30

Common Architecture FlawsDuration: 7:02

Web-based VulnerabilitiesDuration: 5:37

Covert ChannelsDuration: 3:55

Embedded SystemsDuration: 3:52

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At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

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Plans and pricing





$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.