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GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) Complete Video Course (Video Training)

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GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) Complete Video Course (Video Training)

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  • Copyright 2021
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-691047-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-691047-3

11+ Hours of Video Instruction

GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) Complete Video Course will provide the learner with everything they need to know for exam success, including all required key security concepts and terminologies, and effective techniques to detect and prevent all known attacks.

The GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) Complete Video Course has been designed to provide the learner with complete exam objective coverage in order to prepare you for exam success! Security is considered one of the top IT fields for this new decade and beyond, and the GSEC exam is an important credential to achieve in order to continue your career advancement in IT security. This course has been organized to align with the objectives of the exam by the presenter, Michael J. Shannon, who is an expert in IT and security, with more than 30 years of experience. Michael has organized the course into 6 Modules:

Module 1: Network Security Essentials
Module 2: Defense in Depth and Attacks
Module 3: Threat Management
Module 4: Cryptography, Risk Management, and Response
Module 5: Windows Security Essentials
Module 6: Linux Security Essentials

The course walks you through hands-on demonstrations of security concepts, as well as in-depth explanations and case studies of various security components, including threat & risk management, cryptography, and understanding how to navigate threats in both Windows and Linux operating systems. Michael also provides insight into the tools and utilities available for combatting security threats in each OS in order to prepare you for everything the exam can throw at you to ensure exam success.

Skill Level

  • Beginner/Intermediate

Learn How To

  • Manage Network Security including Device, Web Communication, and Wireless Network Security
  • Prepare for malicious attacks by implementing active defense strategies
  • Assess threats through vulnerability scanning and managing penetration testing to ensure systems are prepared for attacks.
  • Apply cryptography and risk management strategies
  • Handle incident response and contingency plans
  • Work with tools and utilities Microsoft provides for security
  • Work with services and utilities Linux provides for security
  • Prepare for the GSEC exam with hours of repeatable hands-on demonstrations
  • Prepare for implementing, monitoring, and maintaining enterprise security in the real-world

Who Should Take This Course

The target audience for this course is anyone who wants to achieve the GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) certification or learners who simply want to get a foundation in implementing real-world, cutting-edge security solutions on a path to more advanced security administration and engineering skills.
Course Requirements

Knowledge of information security fundamentals found in the GISF entry-level GIAC security certification or CompTIA Security+ is recommended but not required.
Lesson Descriptions

Module 1, Network Security Essentials, starts with TCP/IP Essentials. The lesson then moves on to critical security controls, access controls, and password management. This lesson also explores network security devices and device security; web communication security based on the Center for Internet Security (CIS), and wireless network security.

Module 2, "Defense in Depth and Attacks, looks at malicious code and exploit mitigation, along with defense in depth and defensible network architecture. Lastly, this lesson covers active defense and implementing endpoint security.

Module 3,Threat Management," discusses log management and SIEM. It then gets into vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, virtualization, and lastly, Cloud Security.

Module 4, Cryptography, Risk Management, and Response, evaluates cryptography concepts and algorithms, which will then be applied with security policies and procedures. Next, this lesson will cover IT risk management, as well as incident handling and response. Lastly, this lesson will cover several aspects of contingency planning.

Module 5, Windows Security Essentials, is a hands-on demonstration of Windows security infrastructure; Windows access controls and security policy enforcement; Network services; Azure cloud computing; and Windows Automation, Auditing, and Forensics.

Module 6,Linux Security Essentials, will also be hands-on demonstrations, but this lesson will cover all things Linux: Linux Security Structure, Permissions and Access, Linux server Hardening and Securing, Monitoring and Attack Detection, and Linux security utilities.

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Sample Content

Table of Contents

Module 1 Network Security Essentials
Lesson 1TCP/IP Essentials
Lesson 2Critical Controls
Lesson 3Access Control & Password Management
Lesson 4Network Security Devices and Device Security
Lesson 5Web Communication Security
Lesson 6Wireless Network Security

Module 2 Defense in Depth and Attacks
Lesson 7Malicious Code & Exploit Mitigation
Lesson 8Defense in Depth and Defensible Network Architecture
Lesson 9Active Defense
Lesson 10Endpoint Security

Module 3 Threat Management
Lesson 11Log Management & SIEM
Lesson 12Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing
Lesson 13Virtualization and Cloud Security

Module 4 Cryptography, Risk Management, and Response
Lesson 14Cryptography Concepts and Algorithms
Lesson 15Applied Cryptography
Lesson 16Security Policy
Lesson 17IT Risk Management
Lesson 18Incident Handling and Response
Lesson 19Contingency Plans

Module 5 Windows Security Essentials
Lesson 20Windows Security Infrastructure
Lesson 21Windows Access Controls
Lesson 22Enforcing Windows Security Policy
Lesson 23Windows Network Services and Cloud Computing
Lesson 24Windows Automation, Auditing, and Forensics

Module 6 Linux Security Essentials
Lesson 25Linux Security: Structure, Permissions and Access
Lesson 26Linux Services: Hardening and Securing
Lesson 27Linux: Monitoring and Attack Detection


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