Information Security Training Courses Icon

Practical Information Security Boot Camp


3 Days
Classroom Session   |  
4 Days
Live Online

IIBA (CDU)

ASPE is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider of business analysis training. Select Project Delivery courses offer IIBA continuing development units (CDU) in accordance with IIBA standards.

NASBA (CPE)

NASBA continuing professional education credits (CPE) assist Certified Public Accountants in reaching their continuing education requirements.

PMI (PDU)

Select courses offer Leadership (PDU-L), Strategic (PDU-S) and Technical PMI professional development units that vary according to certification. Technical PDUs are available in the following types: ACP, PBA, PfMP, PMP/PgMP, RMP, and SP.

NASBA
NASBA
21.00 CPEs
PMI
PMP/PgMP
21.00 T-PDUs

Expertise Level: Novice
Certification
Classroom Registration Fees
Individual:
$2495.00
Group Rate:
$2295.00
(per registrant, 2 or more)
GSA Individual:
$1821.35
Live Online Registration
Live Online:
$2495.00
Private Onsite Package

This course can be tailored to your needs for private, onsite delivery at your location.

Request a Quote for Group Onsite Pricing

Overview

This four-day information security training course teaches security professionals how to identify business requirements and turn those requirements into a highly functional, cost-effective information security management system. Led by an expert instructor, you will dive into the intricacies of managed security solutions. Examination of actual security incidents and real-word scenarios are used to understand how to apply those solutions and how to discover shortcomings within existing solutions.

One of the greatest weaknesses many organizations have is their inability to identify and respond to security incidents. While learning how to avoid incidents, we will teach you how effective monitoring tools are used in concert with pre-planned security response solutions. Learn to trigger actions that minimize both immediate and long-term impacts of any security incident. Designed to teach security experts the business processes required to effectively govern a corporate security program, this course also teaches managers how to use information gathered through security technology tools such as an IPS, Firewall, or SIEM, to develop appropriate and timely responses to a security breach.

Learn how to Identify and create Business Security Objectives
Integrate effective Security Governance in your organization
Examine and plan for regulatory compliance in 2015 and beyond and relate compliance requirements to your own business security objectives
Pinpoint and compare security performance metrics and tie them to security deficiencies and solutions
Learn to spot a CWE/SANS "Top 25" software security vulnerability in your company
Perform real-world Quantitative and Qualitative Risk Analysis and understand levels of acceptable risk within a corporation
Leverage and integrate different security control categories and types
Learn to define and manage Change and Configuration Management
Create an agile, effective incident response process for your own organization
Integrate practical Security Planning in your own organization
Upcoming Dates and Locations
Guaranteed To Run

There aren’t any public sessions currently scheduled for this course, but if you fill out the form below, we can tell you about how we can bring this course to you!

Course Outline

1. Introduction to Security Management
What is security? How do you achieve it? Is security defined by compliance with PCI, SOX, HIPAA, etc.? Is it possible to be "compliant" yet still vulnerable to attack? This introduction covers what it means to create a truly secure environment. Security is more than just compliance. We constantly hear about compliant companies getting hacked. You will learn to approach security through the lens of "Availability, Integrity, and Confidentiality." Companies are often confused by how to manage diverse mandatory regulations and the plethora of security frameworks available. We'll examine popular security frameworks and how they relate to both real world business requirements and regulatory compliance. You will learn how to discover business requirements and turn those into usable security objectives.

  • Compliance vs. Security – Why do compliant companies get hacked?
  • What is security – Availability, Integrity, Confidentiality
  • PCI DSS
  • HIPAA
  • SANS Critical Security Controls (CSC)
  • Security architectures
    • PDCA
    • Identify - protect - detect - respond - recover
    • PPDIOO: Plan - Prepare - Design - Implement - Operate - Optimize
    • Identify - Assess - Protect - Monitor
  • Security Frameworks
    • ISO 27001/2
    • ITIL
    • SABSA
    • TOGAF
    • CyberSecurity Framework

In-class discussion: As a group, we will discuss frameworks and how they relate to each other. You will also learn how compliance regulations like HIPAA and PCI etc. relate to the frameworks and SANS CSC. Finally, we will discuss how passing audits and "checking the box" does not translate to real security.

2. Case Studies – Real-World Expert Analysis
Throughout the course, you will examine real-world case studies of companies who were compliant but not secure. You will learn from the mistakes made in the past in order to improve their security.

  • Target - What happened?
  • Neiman Marcus - What happened?
  • P.F. Chang's - What happened?
  • Experian - What happened?
  • Diginotar - What happened?

3. Business Needs Assessment & Implementing Security into Business Processes
You must tune security practices to meet the needs of the business. There are many things organizations have in common, such as Firewall protection or protecting yourself from malicious software. However, there are many more considerations when designing protection. Assessing the business and its needs allows a security analyst/architect to uncover these needs and address them properly.

  • What are the critical functional requirements for the business?
  • What are the critical security requirements for those functions
    • What are the possible solutions?
    • What are the security implications of those solutions?
    • What problems do these solutions fix?
      • What problems do they create?
  • Risk Assessment – What is it worth? Should I fix it?
    • Risk is uncovered through Impact and Likelihood
    • How would I discover my weaknesses?
    • Quantitative
    • Qualitative
    • What are the solutions?
      • Technical, Physical, Administrative
      • Accept, Transfer, Mitigate (Reduce), Avoid
  • Capital Planning
    • Spend money wisely

4. Policy and Supporting Documents
After the specific needs of a business are uncovered it is necessary to begin crafting the businesses security posture beginning with the security policy. Your policy will drive all other aspects of security. From here, you will work your way through supporting documents and best practices.

  • Standards
    • How does something become a standard?
    • How do you create a standard?
  • Baselines
    • What is a baseline and why is it important
    • How does something become a baseline?
  • Procedures
    • What should be detailed? How?
  • Guidelines
    • What is the purpose of guidelines?
    • Why have them if they are optional?
    • When would I use a baseline?
    • Best Practices
      • Employees
      • Job Descriptions
      • Skills assessment
      • Awareness training
        • Getting Security Buy-In from your teams
          • The anatomy of buy-in: a critical success factor
          • Practical engagement strategies
      • Least Privilege
      • Separation of Duties, Job Rotation and Mandatory Vacations

5. Controls and Configuration
You will take a deep look at common security tools, such as an IDS, IPS, Firewalls and ACLs. More importantly, you will learn the critical security functions provided by these devices, why they are required, data produced by the devices, and how to use the information to protect, identify and respond to constantly changing security threats. Discover how information gathered from these devices can meet the business security objectives uncovered previously in the course..

  • "Now that I have a security architecture, how do I implement it?"
  • Technical
    • IDS - what it can do, what it cannot do, and common mistakes
    • IPS - what it can do, what it cannot do, and common mistakes
      • Using IDS / IPS in a complementary fashion
    • Firewall
    • Cryptography - criticality to regulations/laws/compliance
    • Access Control
      • Regulations/laws/compliance
      • What should I control access to?
      • Role-Based
      • ACL
  • Administrative
    • Configuration management
    • Change management
    • Certification and Accreditation policy
    • Patch Management
    • Access Control Policy
      • Connection Management
  • Physical factors
    • Locks
    • CCTV

6. Security Monitoring
"Ninety-seven percent of Fortune 500 companies have been hacked, and likely the other 3% have too, they just don't know it," says " says Peter W. Singer of the Brookings Institution. Threats are real, but often go unrecognized. This section teaches you how to reveal threats through monitoring, alerts, and correlation. We will also show you what to continuously monitor vs. what should be recorded for the inevitable post-incident assessment.

  • The importance of continuous monitoring
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Penetration Testing
  • SOC
  • Log Review
  • Event Correlation (SEIM)
  • Performance Measurements
    • Specific and Measurable
    • What to measure, and what do measurements mean?

7. Incident Response and Recovery
Effective incident response procedures are a requirement for any company who wants to avoid the reputation damage and public humiliation of being latest news story data breach. The difference between heavy damage and millions of dollars in post-incident cleanup versus a sustainable, controlled data breach is proper planning and immediate, methodical eradication of incidents.

  • Developing an IR program
    • Policy / plans / procedures
    • Teams
      • Models
      • Personnel & skills
  • Incident handling
    • Hacking incidents
    • DOS Incidents
    • Malware incidents
    • Users being users incidents
    • Complex incidents
    • Forensics and evidence gathering/handling
    • Incident documentation
  • Analysis and feedback
    • Lessons learned
    • Root cause analysis - detecting weakness in mgmt controls
  • Backups and Restore

8. BCP
It is very important to protect ourselves from threats yet probably just as important, if not more so, is how do we survive outages, continuity problems or worse. Sony's playstation network or RIM's most recent outage are good examples of what we need to protect ourselves from. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency 40% of businesses do not survive a disaster which could be as small as faulty sprinkler system. It is important to be prepared for interruptions so that a business can survive. In this section we will explore the importance of planning for these outages.

  • Importance of BCP/DRP/Contingency Plans
  • Policy
Who should attend

This information security training course is a must a for anyone who wants to move beyond individual technologies into effective real-world security, and for anyone who manages corporate security operations such as:

  • IT Manager, Directors & Staff
  • Development Leads
  • Security Managers
  • System Administrators
  • Network Designers
  • Help Desk Professionals
  • Security Administrators
  • Any Security Staff
  • Business Analysts
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Project Managers
  • Systems Architects/Designers
  • Systems or Application Developers
  • Systems Analysts or Testers
  • Managers & Team Leaders

Yes, this course looks perfect for my needs!