Information Security Fundamentals

The Information Security Fundamentals skills path teaches you critical knowledge of hardware, software and network security. You'll learn about popular security concepts, controls and technologies, as well an overview of risk management, incident response and disaster recovery.

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Identification and AAA

16 minutes

Learn about one of the most important information security concepts related to access management: identification, authentication, authorization and accounting (IAAA).

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Access Control Fundamentals

21 minutes

Explore the essential concepts of access control in this four-video course covering access control models, implementation, concepts and enforcement.

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Secure Network Design

14 minutes

Lean the basics of designing secure networks, from an overview of network topologies to foundational security concepts such as segmentation and isolation.

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Hardware and OS Security

16 minutes

Gain an entry-level understanding of essential hardware, firmware and operating system security concepts in this three-video introductory course.

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Software and Application Security

23 minutes

Learn the basics of secure software and application development, including secure staging, secure coding techniques, and code quality and testing.

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Physical Security

9 minutes

Discover how common physical and environment security controls relate to information security in this brief overview course.

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Introduction to Cryptography

30 minutes

Build a baseline of cryptography knowledge as you progress through this nine-video course covering essential cryptography concepts and use cases.

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Risk Management Concepts

23 minutes

Learn the key concepts related to risk management, including policies and procedures, business impact analysis, and threat and risk assessments.

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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

12 minutes

Learn the planning, procedures and concepts that go into business continuity and disaster recovery in this introductory course.

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Introduction to Security Controls

17 minutes

Get an overview of common security control categories and types, and learn about important concepts such as data sanitation and data sensitivity.

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Threats and Threat Actors

1 hour, 0 minutes

Build your knowledge of popular threats, including malware and social engineering as well as application, wireless and cryptographic attacks.

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Introduction to Incident Response

56 minutes

Get on overview of incident response, including how to respond to security incidents and common incident response definitions and concepts.

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Networking Fundamentals

31 minutes

Build a foundational knowledge of networking in this overview course covering key networking concepts and practices.