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Enterprise Security Fundamentals

Microsoft via edX

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  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Effort 2-4 hours a week
  • Duration 4 weeks long
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Overview

According to the Wall Street Journal, "All IT Jobs Are Cybersecurity Jobs Now."

In this course, we examine the concept of Red team - Blue team security professionals. You will practice Red team versus Blue team exercises, where one group of security pros--the red team--attacks some part or parts of a company's security infrastructure, and an opposing group--the blue team--defends against the attack. Both teams work to strengthen a company's defenses.

You'll learn how both the red and blue teams help the business attain a higher level of security, something the securityindustry is now calling the Purple team.

Note: These courses will retire in June. Please enroll only if you are able to finish your coursework in time.

Syllabus

Module 1 Understanding the cybersecurity landscape

  • The current cybersecurity landscape
  • The evolution of attacks
  • Understanding "Assume Compromise"
  • Examples of compromises

Module 2 Red Team: Penetration, lateral movement, escalation, and exfiltration

  • Red Team versus Blue Team
  • Red Team kill chain
  • Beachhead
  • Lateral movement
  • Privileged escalation
  • Execution of attacker's mission

Module 3 Blue Team: Detection, investigation, response, and mitigation

  • The Blue Team kill chain
  • Restricting privilege escalation
  • On-premises network security
  • Restrict lateral movement
  • Attack detection

Module 4

  • Organizational preparations
  • Processes
  • CIA Triad
  • Developing a strategic roadmap
  • Microsoft Security Response Center Exploitability Index

Taught by

Orin Thomas

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