Cutting Edge Cyber Security Training

Monday, August 09, 2010

Anthony M. Freed


I recently spoke with Jay Ferron, Global Knowledge's Practice Lead for Security training, about the August debut of the highly innovative Cyber Security Foundations course, which is geared to provide an actionable skill set that can be utilized to mitgate enterprise risk from day one.

"It seems like every day we hear about another company losing important customer information or data, like social security numbers, to hackers or security breaches. Companies like to be in the news, but not with headlines like this," Jay noted.

"That's why it is crucial that every IT organization learns how to secure data and networks and implement enforceable security policies."

The Cyber Security Foundations course covers all current and emerging security issues including ethical hacking, forensics, intrusion detection, and policy/procedure, and attendees will leave class armed with the tools to develop an interconnected security solution.

In this hands-on cyber security course, attendees will gain a global perspective of the challenges of designing a secure system, touching on all the cyber roles needed to provide a cohesive security solution.

"I've taught aspects of this course for more than 20 years to federal agencies, Fortune 500 companies, resellers, and small local companies," Jay continued.

"We merged my expertise with the Global Knowledge first-rate instructional methodology to build a course with an unprecedented global view of today's security challenges. This is the cyber security training course IT professionals have been looking for."

Through lecture, labs, and breakout discussion groups, you will learn about current threat trends across the Internet and their impact on organizational security. You will also review standard cyber security terminology and compliance requirements, examine sample exploits, and gain hands-on experience mitigating controls. In a contained lab environment, you will work with live viruses, including botnets, worms, and Trojans.

Infosec Island professionals who have completed their member profiles prior to August 31, 2010, including uploading a picture or company logo, will have the opportunity to win a seat at an exclusive and highly comprehensive cyber security training course being offered by Global Knowledge.

Fred Williams, a long time Infosec Island member who won a course from Global Knowledge in the first quarter of 2010, has high praise for the quality and depth of the training programs they offer.

"I (took) the Certified Ethical Hacker course, which is extremely popular," Fred said. "You learn how to footprint organizations, perform reconnaissance missions like port scanning and other activities.  5 full days of action-packed hacking."

"I've taken classes at Global Knowledge in the past, and from my experience this group really has their act together. Really smart instructors at state of the art facilities provide hands-on lab work as well as books and one-on-one teaching."

"This proves that real people win contests on this great site. Thanks again!"

To qualify to win the Cyber Security Foundations course, simply register as a member at Infosec Island and complete the brief professional profile, and be sure to upload a picture or company logo. All members with completed profiles by August 31, 2010 are automatically entered to win this cutting-edge course valued at US$3295.00!

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