INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  17/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are 11 lessons in this course: 1. Introduction to Information Security Need for Security Basic Security Concepts Security Breaches and Intrusions Types of Threats Threat Assessment Vulnerability Assessment Security through Obscurity Hackers Crackers The Difference between Hackers and Crackers IP Spoofing Blind Spoofing Man in the Middle Attack Denial of Service Distributed Denial of Service Phishing How to Defend against Spoofing What is a Botnet Types of bots and their Malicious Use 2. Information Security Ethics Ethical Issues facing IT Professionals Legal Issues facing IT Professionals Intellectual Property Rights 3. Data Integrity and Backing up What is Data Integrity Protection Detection Correction What is Data backup Full backup Incremental backup Mirror backup Offsite backup Offsite versus Onsite Backup Disk based versus Tape based Backup Online backup 4. Vulnerabilities of Operating Systems and Information Systems What is Vulnerability Operating Systems and Software Vulnerability Running Virus Protection Software Updating Security Patches for Software Approved Software FTP Vulnerability Trojan Horses Who is at Risk of Trojan Horses Protection against Trojans 5. Risk Management What is Risk Management Key Roles in the Risk Management Process Risk Assessment Characterising the System Identifying Threats Control Analysis Determining Likelihood Ratings Analyzing the Impact Determining the Risks Controls Recommendations Risk Mitigation Risk Evaluation 6. Information Security Technologies, Developments and Initiatives What is VPN (Virtual Private Network) Features and Benefits of VPN Components of Remote Access VPN Protocols Used in VPN Connections Advantages and Disadvantages of VPN What is a Firewall Main Functions of Firewalls Packet Filtering Circuit Relay Application Gateway Firewall Rules What are Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) Types of IDS IDS versus Firewalls 7. Physical Security What is Physical Security? Natural Disasters and Controls Lightning Power Loss Fire Earthquake Liquid Leakage The Human Factor Locks Tokens Challenge-response Tokens Dumb Cards Smart Cards Biometric Devices Fingerprint Scanners Retnal Scan Devices Palm Scan Devices Hand Geometry Devices Facial Recognition Devices 8. Developing a Security Policy Introduction Need for Security Importance of Security Policy Developing a Security Policy 9. Implementing and revising a security policy Introduction Communicating the Security Policy Enforcing the Security Policy Assessing the Security Policy Common Security Policies Password Policy Access Control Policy Displaying a Warning Notice Audit Policy Server Security Policy Automatically Forwarded Emailsa Policy Information Sensitivity Policy Anti Virus Policy Remote Access Policy Wireless Communication Policy 10. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning Difference between disaster recover and business continuity? Disaster recovery plan Business continuity plan 11. Information Security Maintenance Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading. Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Information-Technology/INFORMATION-SECURITY-MANAGEMENT-VIT203-715.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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