Intermediate Data Security

People care how you secure their information. Implementing data security helps avoid costly breaches and protects your organization against a loss of public trust. In our Intermediate Data Security course, you will learn the standards around PCI, PHI, and PII, including a detailed case study on the Equifax Breach.

Course Content

PII Part 2


Intermediate Data Security
PII Part 1


Intermediate Data Security
PHI Part 2


Intermediate Data Security
PHI Part 1


Intermediate Data Security
PCI Part 2


Intermediate Data Security
PCI Part 1


Intermediate Data Security


Intermediate Data Security
Course Description

In this course you will learn about the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, including types of PCI data, what to secure, the PCI 3 step process, assessments, and reporting. This course will also discuss Personal Health Information, going over rules and regulations and HIPAA. Lastly, this course will go over GDPR and Personally Identifiable Information, including a detailed case study on the Equifax Breach.


No prior networking knowledge is required. This intermediate level course will describe data security, including standards: PCI, PHI and PII.

Who is this Course for?

This course is for anyone looking to start their networking career.

Course Goals

By the end of this course, students 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.

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    Instructed by

    Dustin Parry

    My current role is a network security engineer but like many of us in security, I wear many hats. I perform forensics, threat and network hunting, intel, malware analysis and remediation, vulnerability scanning and management, red teaming, along with helping to write and rewrite policies and guidelines.

    I’ve been in IT for over 10 years, everything from help desk, networking, hardware repair, and I finally moved into a security role a few years ago. One of my favorite things to do is phishing simulations.

    I grew up always interested in figuring out how things work and how to make them work in ways that may not have been intended. I graduated with my Bachelor’s in IT - Security in 2018 from Western Governors University. There I earned many industry certifications, including Comptia’s A+, Net+, Sec+, Linux+, Cisco CCENT, CCNA and CCNA Security, several CIW certs, LPIC-1 and the Infosec 4011. I’ve also been working towards my OSCP now that I’ve got a little more free time. When I’m not working in security, listening to security podcasts or researching the newest threats, I’m usually spending time with my daughter, taking photos or working on old cars. I love to hike and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible.

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    Certification Body
    Certificate of Completion

    Complete this entire course to earn a Intermediate Data Security Certificate of Completion