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"Intermediate Data Security" Course Review

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By: Siddharth Bhardwaj

July 21, 2020

If you are new to information security, data security policies adopted by corporate firms can be confusing. You may have already heard a lot about PCI-DSS, HIPAA, etc. but still get your concepts mixed up. Whichever of these is your problem, and Cybrary is always here to help. In this "Intermediate Data Security" course, you will be able to learn data security policies, their types, rules, and regulations.

Cybrary instructor Dustin Parry has explained in-depth the concepts of data security policies in the corporate world. He will teach you the rules and regulations covered by these policies, types of data protected by them, and how they are enforced. He will also make you aware of the consequences of data breach covered by these policies. For better understanding, the instructor has included a case study of the Equifax data breach as well.

Upon completion of this course, you will earn 1 CEU/CPE and a Certificate of Completion. However, this course provides a general overview. It forms the foundation of more detailed courses like PCI-DSS: Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, HIPAA Training, and more available on Cybrary.

What should I know already before taking this course?

Since this is a basic course to provide a general overview, no such prerequisite knowledge is required, however having some information might be handy.

If you are interested in more detailed information, Cybrary has you covered. I recommend taking PCI DSS: Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard HIPAA Training after building your foundation. I would also recommend you take a look at one of the career paths available on Cybrary. Become a CISO, it is detailed and designed specifically to provide advanced knowledge of the same.

Who should take this course?

This course is for anyone interested in learning about data security policies and networking. The primary beneficiaries of this course are -

  • Management
  • DevOps
  • DevSecOps

What should you expect from this course?

By the end of this course, learners should be able to :

  • Describe knowledge of Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards.
  • Describe knowledge of Personal Health Information (PHI) data security standards.
  • Describe knowledge of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data security standards.


In this course, you will be learning about common data security policies and the type of data they cover. You will also be able to learn various methods of enforcing the policies and, in case of a data breach, their repercussions for businesses.

Module 1:

  • Lesson 1.2 and 1.3 - Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
  • Lesson 1.4 and 1.5 - Protected Health Information (PHI)
  • Lesson 1.6 and 1.7 - Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Whether you are new to data security or have some experience, I highly recommend this course. The instructor does an exceptional job of explaining the concepts of security policies and their application. The instructor also presents you with a detailed case study on the Equifax data breach. This course will help you improve your understanding of data security policies and their rules and regulations.


The quest for knowledge never ends, and Cybrary is committed to providing you with the best content and learning resources. Below is a list of courses offered by Cybrary, which you can take to continue learning detailed concepts and improve your understanding of the topics.

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