Learning Path

Vulnerability Assessment

Learn to develop a well-structured framework for analyzing the security of a system.

What you will learn

What is the difference between doing a vulnerability assessment for a fitness tracker and an internet-connected pacemaker? Quite significant! Simple scanning may be sufficient in some cases, but others require a deeper look. In this path, you’ll learn a variety of ways to discover vulnerabilities, classify and prioritize vulnerabilities based on real-world criticality measures, define the actual risk of the vulnerabilities, create and execute an actionable remediation plan, and document and maintain a vulnerability assessment. Finally, you’ll learn some key security controls that don’t target specific vulnerabilities, but enhance the overall security of your system.

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Vulnerability Management in a Nutshell

Course — 00:32:18

K0006, K0314

This course covers the basics of vulnerability assessment, including definitions, scope, policy and process.

Vulnerability Discovery

Course — 01:46:54

K0013, K0272, K0290, K0339

This course guides you through five different type of security tools for discovering vulnerabilities in various environments.

Vulnerability Classification

Course — 00:39:04

K0005, K0040, K0402, K0612

This course covers three main topics: false positives, standardized vulnerabilities and weakness classification systems and threat-based vulnerability/weakness classification.

Prioritization and Risk Assessment

Course — 01:10:56

K0002, K0013, K0054, K0149, K0165, K0344, K0402, K0469, K0475, S0219

This course covers how to classify and prioritize vulnerabilities based on real-world criticality measures and how to define the true risk of the vulnerabilities for a specific environment.

Vulnerability Assessment Documentation and Maintenance

Course — 00:42:37

K0013, K0054, K0165

This course covers how to create comprehensive, clear and easy-to-understand vulnerability assessment documentation, and how to go about keeping the vulnerability findings and scoring current.

Remediation and Mitigation

Course — 00:55:19

K0002, K0205, K0275, K0440, K0527, K0531

In this course, we will cover a wide range of topics about the vulnerability remediation and mitigation process, including the most common remediations and mitigations and strategies for deployment of security measures.

Key Security Controls

Course — 01:19:27

K0033, K0049, K0065, K0145, K0324, K0440, K0561

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.

Vulnerability Assessment Skill Assessment

Assessment — 42 questions — 00:21:00

Meet the author

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.

The details

Learning path insights

How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

Associated NICE Work Roles

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  • Exploitation Analyst

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