Cybersecurity Awareness - Building Your Cybersecurity Vocabulary

Hours: 1 / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $129.00

Course Overview:

This course is focused on conveying topics and vocabulary specific to cyber security, so if you are new to infosec and want to start learning the basics, this course is for you. Throughout this course students will learn new words, their meanings, the context in which they are used and will ultimately gain an understanding of topics and terminology as they relate to cyber security.  This course is aimed at beginning skill levels.

Instructor Biography:

Serge Borso is the owner and principal consultant of SpyderSec and a SANS Community Instructor. He is an active member in the information security community and has consulted with dozens of organizations to improve their security posture. He has previously developed enterprise vulnerability management programs, created security awareness training solutions and worked to implement a transparent biometric security system for over one million unique online banking users to help combat fraudulent transactions. Currently Serge leads penetration testing engagements and is responsible for the vision, strategy and product/service offerings of SpyderSec.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Cybersecurity overview and background
  • The importance of cybersecurity
  • Course objectives
Lesson 2: Information Security
  • Common cybersecurity terminology
  • The human element
Lesson 3: Building Your Vocabulary
  • Threats, risks, vulnerabilities and exploits
  • Common Acronyms
  • Less common acronyms
Lesson 4: Putting it all together
  • Utilizing your new vocabulary
  • Common pitfalls
  • The cyber security landscape
Lesson 5: Conclusion
  • Wrapping it up

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**