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"Cyber Network Security" Course Overview

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By: Luis Carrillo

October 20, 2020

Data could be considered the most valuable asset both in our personal lives and in business. For this reason, data is highly susceptible to security attacks.

The more data you store online, the more you and your business are at risk – almost no one is safe from cybersecurity threats. A hacker attack occurs every 39 seconds, affecting one in three people every year.1

However, most breaches and data exposure occur due to human error and intentional misconduct. Two very common scenarios are:

  1. An employee downloads an infected file, spreading malware into the corporate network and causing the leak of private or confidential information.
  2. An employee threatens their organization out of boredom or spite by clicking on a malicious link.

Therefore, any threat mitigation tool or sophisticated firewall will be ineffective without creating awareness and a better understanding of best practices through cyber literacy.

In this context, training your IT staff is an effective way to help enforce security policies. This reduces the risk of being compromised because of employee carelessness. Students will get an overview of the key principles of cybersecurity in the Cyber Network Security course and learn about different threats, regulations, and ethical considerations pertaining to cybersecurity.

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This course consists of 7 modules covering the following topics:

Module 1: Introduction Introduction and Overview

Module 2: Core Knowledge The Pillars of Cybersecurity Key Principles of Cybersecurity Threats, Regulations, and Ethics of Cybersecurity

Module 3: Knowledge of Applications Data Leakage Prevention Incident Response Processes, Teams, and Policies Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Module 4: Design Knowledge Network Structure Network Architecture Models Common Attack Vector Strategies

Module 5: The Application of Designs Malware and Cyber Awareness Maintaining and Improving Network Security Practices

Module 6: The Application of Network Devices Using Computer Protection Components Using Network Protection Components Windows Firewall Demo

Module 7: Conclusion Conclusion and Summary

Staff training is required to develop awareness among personnel and motivate them to pay attention to threats and countermeasures. By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Knowing and explaining the foundational principles of cybersecurity and how everything was done in network security can be traced back to those principles.
  • Understand the dangers which networks face every day.
  • Handle data, risk, and informational assets securely and know why these are critical applications.
  • Look at a network architecture and determine if the network is secure.
  • Understand how staying up to date in network security practices makes network security a lot easier.
  • Demonstrate abilities in securing hardware components to protect networks.
  • Be aware of why all network security parts relate to each other and are aware of the consequences when there is a breakdown between the parts.

Investing in your team's training shows them they are appreciated, and their professional development is considered and met. This investment helps organizations guarantee not only employee retention but also the company's success. Cybrary's training ecosystem merges with the need for education to create a catalog of online courses and experiential tools that provide IT and cybersecurity learning opportunities to anyone, anywhere, anytime.


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