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Lesson 1

Lesson 1: Understanding Basic Security, Downloadable Version

Lesson 1, “Understanding Basic Security,” covers the fundamental concepts underlying information security and the importance of understanding–and communicating–security to protecting any organization. This lesson goes into basic security theory and the practical reality those concepts fit into, as well as the potential consequences of an ill-prepared workforce.

Duration: 00:40:16  File Size: 200 MB


Lesson 2

Lesson 2: Creating a Secure Environment: First Steps, Downloadable Version

Lesson 2, “Creating a Secure Environment: First Steps,” looks at the initial steps to creating a secure organizational environment. This lesson goes over non-technical aspects of securing a network such as cyber liability insurance, internal policies and plans, as well as security awareness training and information security best practices.

Duration: 00:48:12  File Size: 274 MB


Lesson 3

Lesson 3: Securing Your Firms Network, Downloadable Version

Lesson 3, “Securing Your Firm’s Network,” delves into network security, starting with primary threats and the steps taken to mitigate them. This lesson then moves on to perimeter and internal network defenses, encryption, physically securing network assets, cloud usage, testing your defenses and, finally, disposal of data and network resources.

Duration: 02:16:52  File Size: 685 MB


Lesson 4

Lesson 4: Consider an Easier Way to Gain a Foothold on a Network Hacking the Humans Who Use It, Downloadable Version

Lesson 4, “Consider an Easier Way to Gain a Foothold on a Network–Hacking the Humans Who Use It,” looks at the weakest part of any network: the people using it. This lesson goes over different methods attackers can and will use against the personnel in an organization (including social engineering, Web-based attacks and insider threats) and the steps that can be taken to protect its network from them.

Duration: 01:18:21  File Size: 376 MB


Lesson 5

Lesson 5: Mitigating Client-Side Threats (Desktops and Laptops), Downloadable Version

Lesson 5, “Mitigating Client-Side Threats (Desktops and Laptops),” goes into threats facing individual hosts and clients. This lesson covers necessary steps needed to address endpoint security, as well as issues related to remote access and physical security of individual computers.

Duration: 00:39:54  File Size: 217 MB


Lesson 6

Lesson 6: Protecting Mobile Devices, Downloadable Version

Lesson 6, “Protecting Mobile Devices,” moves on to the smartphones and tablets that are ubiquitous in a modern business environment. The lesson covers threats specific to mobile devices, the risks that come with bring-your-own device programs, and proper disposal of mobile devices and data.

Duration: 00:33:10  File Size: 126 MB


Lesson 7

Lesson 7: Reacting when Something Goes Wrong, Downloadable Version

Lesson 7, “Reacting When Something Goes Wrong,” delves into the post-attack scenario. This lesson covers determining what actually happened, tailoring your response to the type of crisis you face, and the steps needed to respond and recover from a successful attack.

Duration: 00:27:46  File Size: 135 MB


  • Copyright 2015
  • Edition: 1st
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-413731-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-413731-5

5+ Hours of Video Instruction

Introduction to Information Security LiveLessons provides technical professionals with a relatively brief, high-level overview of information security concepts, including the fundamental steps needed to secure a system, the types of threats and vulnerabilities they may encounter, and what steps can and should be taken to mitigate those threats and vulnerabilities.


Information security directly impacts virtually every type of business. While related issues appear in the media more and more, it’s typically in a fragmented fashion that really doesn’t help give the people tasked with protecting organizational data and other assets a “big picture” view of what the real threats and vulnerabilities are, or what steps should be taken to mitigate them. In this video training, Scott offers a relatively brief, coherent high-level overview of the various types of threats and what steps can and should be taken in response.

Skill Level

* Beginner
* Intermediate

What You Will Learn

* A fundamental understanding of information security threats and vulnerabilities
* The basic steps taken to protect a network
* Mistakes people make and how to counter them
* A fundamental understanding of the non-technical aspects of securing a network
* The basics of reacting to a security incident

Who Should Take This Course

* Technical professionals with non-security backgrounds who have been assigned security responsibilities.
* Any professionals, executives, etc. with fundamental technical knowledge who wish to get a basic, high-level overview of security issues in a relatively brief format

Course Requirements

* Basic understanding of computers, mobile devices, and related technological concepts
* Familiarity with basic networking and server technology

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Understanding Basic Security
1.1 Understand security basics
1.2 Comprehend why all tech personnel need a basic understanding of security
1.3 Appreciate the importance of explaining security to non-tech personnel

Lesson 2: Creating a Secure Environment: First Steps
2.1 Appreciate the essential need for leadership buy-in
2.2 Understand risk assessments
2.3 Understand policies and plans
2.4 Understand the importance of cyber liability insurance
2.5 Appreciate the necessity of security awareness training
2.6 Indentify information security best practices

Lesson 3: Securing Your Firm’s Network
3.1 Recognize primary threats to the network
3.2 Identify the basic steps to mitigate network threats
3.3 Understand perimeter defenses
3.4 Understand network monitoring and related issues
3.5 Understand encryption
3.6 Physically secure network assets
3.7 Use the cloud securely
3.8 Understand vulnerability assessments and pentesting
3.9 Securely dispose of network data and resources

Lesson 4: Consider an Easier Way to Gain a Foothold on a Network–Hacking the Humans Who Use It
4.1 Understand social engineering and its effects
4.2 Utilize strong passwords and authentication methods
4.3 Understand the risks that come with using the Web
4.4 Recognize insider threats

Lesson 5: Mitigating Client-Side Threats (Desktops and Laptops)
5.1 Address endpoint security
5.2 Recognize and mitigate threats related to remote access
5.3 Identify and address client-side physical security issues

Lesson 6: Protecting Mobile Devices
6.1 Identify threats specific to mobile devices
6.2 Recognize the risks associated with BYOD programs
6.3 Properly dispose of mobile devices and data

Lesson 7: Reacting When Something Goes Wrong
7.1 Determine what happened
7.2 Institute business continuity/disaster recovery plans
7.3 Respond to a successful attack

About LiveLessons Video Training

The LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more. View all LiveLessons on InformIT at: http://www.informit.com/livelessons


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