SEC275: Information Security for the IT Professional CISSP

Start Date Time Days Price GTR Availability
July 17, 2017 11:00 (EST) 5 $3,900.00 Register
July 17, 2017 11:00 (EST) 5 $3,900.00 Register
October 16, 2017 11:00 (EST) 5 $3,900.00 Register

Please note all classes scheduled will be running:

  • 8:00AM – 6:00PM PST
  • 9:00AM – 7:00PM MST



This course is primarily designed for the IT professional whose role includes some information security tasks or responsibilities. Common job titles for students include CISO, Director, Manager, Supervisor, Analyst, Information Architect, Program Manager, Lead, Information Security Officer, Security Specialist, and Auditor. The ideal student has some practical experience in the information security industry. Experienced information security professionals will also find value in this course to update their security skills, expand their knowledge of theoretical security, practice security exercises in areas that require a “safe” environment, and deepen exposure to areas outside their current role. DoD Directive 8570.1-M- CISSP meets Government and DoD agencies compliance with Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and DoD Directive 8570.1-M Exams.



Before taking this course, students should have six to nine months in a role that is relevant to security practices. It is also recommended that student have successfully completed the following courses or have equivalent experience.

  • ICND1 v3.0 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices CCNA Part 1

  • A+901: CompTIA A+ Certification with Exam 220-901



What you will learn

After completing this course, you will have an understanding of:

  • Security Architecture and Design

  • Implementing Governance Compliance Strategies and Risk Management

  • Security Access Control models, methods and implementations.

  • Disaster Recovery Planning

  • Cryptography Methodology

  • Operations in Information Security

  • Legal, Regulations, Investigations and Compliance in Security

  • Vulnerability Assessment

  • Continuous Security Lifecycle

  • Physical and Software Development Security

  • Network Security Considerations



Course Outline


1.Access Control

  • Security Principles and the Principle of Least

  • Privilege

  • Confidentiality

  • Integrity

  • Availability

  • Identification, Authentication, Authorization, Access, and Accounting

  • Authentication Techniques and Standards

  • Access Control Models

  • Access Control Methods and Implementations

  • Access Control Accounting and Auditing


2. Information Security Governance and Risk Management

  • Fundamental Principles of Security

  • Confidentiality

  • Integrity

  • Availability

  • Balancing the Security Principles

  • Security vs. Usability vs. Cost

  • Security Definitions

  • Types of Security Controls

  • Security Frameworks

  • ISO/IEC 27001

  • COSO


  • Process Management

  • Security Management

  • Risk Management

  • Risk Assessment and Analysis

  • Asset Classification

  • Data Classification

  • Risk Mitigation Strategies

  • Policies

  • Standards

  • Guidelines

  • Baselines

  • Procedures

  • Executive Leadership in Risk Management

  • Implementing Governance and Compliance Strategies


3. Security Architecture and Design

  • Computer System Architecture

  • Operating System Security Architecture

  • Application Security Architecture

  • System Security Models

  • Security Architecture Evaluation and Certification

  • Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria (TCSEC, or Orange Book)

  • Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (ISO/IEC 15408)

  • System Testing and Certification


4. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

  • Standards and Best Practices

  • Planning for Incidents

  • The Business Continuity Process

  • Implementing A Disaster Recovery Plan


5. Cryptography

  • Overview of Cryptography

  • The History of Cryptography (Without Math)

  • The Use of Cryptography (With Math)

  • Symmetric Key (Shared Secret Key) Cryptography

  • Diffie-Hellman Key Agreement

  • Asymmetric Key (Public – Private Key) Cryptography

  • Digital Signature (Hash) Cryptography

  • Implementing All Types of Cryptography in Cryptosystems

  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Certificates

  • Encrypted VPN Tunnels

  • Digitally Signed Documents and Email

  • Encrypting Data At Rest and In Transit


6. Legal, Regulations, Investigations and Compliance

  • The Complexity of Cybercrime

  • Regions

  • Laws

  • Law Enforcement

  • Privacy Laws

  • Intellectual Privacy Laws

  • Eavesdropping and Workplace Spying Laws

  • Legal Liability and Security Compliance

  • Conducting a Security Investigation

  • Ethics of Information Security


7. Operations Security (formerly Security Operations)

  • The Role of Operations in Information Security

  • Personnel Management and Administration

  • Planning System Security

  • Implementing and Maintaining System Security

  • Applying Controls

  • System Hardening

  • Trusted Recovery

  • Configuration Management

  • Change Control Process

  • Change Control Documentation

  • Change Control Compliance and Auditing

  • Vulnerability Assessment

  • Continuous Security Lifecycle


8. Physical (Environmental) Security

  • The Importance of Physical Security in Information Security

  • Planning Physical Security

  • Identifying and Protecting Assets

  • Internal Physical Security Threats and Controls

  • Perimeter Physical Security Threats and Controls

  • External Physical Security Threats and Controls


9. Software Development Security

  • Security as a Part of Software Development

  • System Development Lifecycle

  • Secure Software Development Lifecycle

  • Software Development Models

  • Change Control and Update Management

  • Cloud Computing

  • Web and Mobile Applications

  • Database Management and Security

  • Malicious Software

  • Viruses

  • Trojan Horses

  • Worms

  • Rootkits

  • Backdoors


10. Telecommunications and Network Security

  • The Open Systems Interconnect Model

  • TCP/IP Security

  • IPv4 Security and Threats

  • IPv6 Security and Threats

  • Network Cabling Types and Security

  • Considerations

  • Network Devices

  • Hubs

  • Switches

  • Routers

  • Bridges

  • Gateways

  • Security Network Devices

  • Firewalls and Content Filters

  • Proxy Servers

  • Intrusion Detection Systems

  • Intrusion Prevention Systems

  • Firewalls

  • WAN Security

  • Dial-Up Network Security

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) Security

  • Internet Protocol Security (IPSec)