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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

4 hours to complete

Understand the Risk Management Process

Module Topic: Risk Visibility and Reporting, Risk management Concepts, Risk Assessment, Risk Treatment, Audit Findings. In Risk visibility and Reporting, you will learn about risk register, creating a risk register, risk register, and risk management steps. In Risk Management Concepts, you will learn about, key terms, and generic risk model with key factors - NIST SP 800-30 R1. In risk Assessment, you will learn about NIST SP 800- 30 R1 risk assessment methodology, Step 1. prepare for the assessment, Step 2. conduct the assessment, Step 2a. identify threat sources, step 2b. identify potential threat events, step 2c. identify vulnerabilities and predisposing conditions, step 2d. determine likelihood, step 2e. determine impact, step 2f. risk determination, risk level matrix, risk levels, step 3. communicating and sharing risk assessment information, step 4. maintaining the risk assessment, and risk assessment activity. In Risk Treatment, you will learn about, risk mitigation, example control: passwords, control selection, residual risk, risk transference, risk avoidance, and risk acceptance. In audit Findings, you will learn about auditors, types of audits, audit methodologies, auditor responsibilities, audit scope, documentation, and response to audit.

14 videos (Total 84 min), 14 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
Risk Management Process: Creating a Risk Register7m
Risk Management Process: Risk Register Risk Management Steps8m
Risk Management Process: Key Terms5m
Risk Management Process: Key Terms6m
Risk Management Process: Risk Assessment3m
Risk Management Process: Preparation Steps7m
Risk Management Process: Step 2b4m
Risk Management Process: Quantitative Analysis8m
Risk Management Process: Qualitative Analysis5m
Risk Management Process: Step 33m
Risk Management Process: Risk Treatment5m
Risk Management Process: Risk Avoidance5m
Risk Management Process: Type of Audits7m
14 readings
Risk Management Process: Risk Visibility and Reporting10m
Risk Management Process: Creating a Risk Register10m
Risk Management Process: Risk Register Risk Management Steps10m
Risk Management Process: Key Terms10m
Risk Management Process: Key Terms10m
Risk Management Process: Risk Assessment10m
Risk Management Process: Preparation Steps10m
Risk Management Process: Step 2b10m
Risk Management Process: Quantitative Analysis10m
Risk Management Process: Qualitative Analysis10m
Risk Management Process: Step 310m
Risk Management Process: Risk Treatment10m
Risk Management Process: Risk Avoidance10m
Risk Management Process: Type of Audits10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
3 hours to complete

Perform Security Assessment Activities

Module Topics: Participate in Security and Test Results, Penetration Testing. In Participate in Security and Test Results, you will learn about vulnerability scanning and analysis, vulnerability testing software categories, vulnerability testing qualities, potential problems, host scanning, host security considerations, traffic types, security gateway types, wireless networking testing, potential security issues, searching for rogue access points, locking down the enterprise, wireless tools, war dialing, and war driving. In Penetration Testing you will learn about penetration testing modes, white box / hat, gray box / hat, black box / hat, phase 1: preparation, reporting, phase 2: reconnaissance and network mapping techniques, reconnaissance, social engineering and low-tech reconnaissance, whois attacks, DNS zone transfers, network mapping, network mapping techniques, firewalking, basic built-in tools, phase 3: information evaluation and risk analysis, phase 4: active penetration, phase 5: analysis and reporting, penetration testing high-level steps.

11 videos (Total 73 min), 11 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Security Assessment Activities: Potential Problems6m
Assessment Activities: Security Gateway Types5m
Security Assessment Activities: Potential Security Issues6m
Security Assessment Activities: Penetration Testing6m
Security Assessment Activities: White Box / Hat8m
Security Assessment Activities: Reconnaissance4m
Security Assessment Activities: DNS Zone Transfers7m
Security Assessment Activities: Network Mapping Techniques9m
Security Assessment Activities: Firewalking6m
Security Assessment Activities: Active Penetration6m
11 readings
Security Assessment Activities: Participate in Security and Test Results10m
Security Assessment Activities: Potential Problems10m
Assessment Activities: Security Gateway Types10m
Security Assessment Activities: Potential Security Issues10m
Security Assessment Activities: Penetration Testing10m
Security Assessment Activities: White Box / Hat10m
Security Assessment Activities: Reconnaissance10m
Security Assessment Activities: DNS Zone Transfers10m
Security Assessment Activities: Network Mapping Techniques10m
Security Assessment Activities: Firewalking10m
Security Assessment Activities: Active Penetration10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m
4 hours to complete

Operate and Maintain Monitoring Systems & Analyze and Report Monitoring Results

Module Topics: Events of Interest, Logging, source Systems, Security Analytics, metrics, and Trends, Visualization, Event Data Analysis, Communication of Findings. In Events of Interest you will learn about, monitoring terminology, Intrusion Detection System (IDS)/Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), comparing IDS and IPS, types of IDS/IPS devices, deploying HIDS and NIDS, implementation issues for monitoring, monitoring control, other considerations, sample questions to consider, collecting data for incident response, monitoring response techniques, attackers, attacker motivations, intrusions, events, types of monitoring, and file integrity checkers, continuous/compliance monitoring. In Logging, you will learn about reviewing host logs, reviewing incident logs, log anomalies, log management, clipping levels, filtering, log consolidation, log retention, centralized logging (syslog and log aggregation), syslog, distributed log collectors, hosted logging services, configuring event sources (s-flow, NetFlow, sniffer), Cosco NetFlow, What is an IP Flow, IP packet attributes, understanding network behavior, how to access the data produced by NetFlow, How does the router or switch determine which flows to export to the NetFlow collector server, format of the export data, sFlow, event correlation systems (security, information, and event management (SIEM)), SIEM functions, compliance, enhanced network security and improved IT/security operations, and full packet capture. In Source System, you will learn about comprehensive application, middleware, OS, and infrastructure monitoring, hyper capabilities, and operations manager. Analyze and Report Monitoring: In Security Analytics, Metrics, and Trends, you will learn about security baseline, network security baseline, metrics and analysis (MA), systems security engineering capability maturity model (SSE-CMM), and potential metrics. In visualization topic, you will learn about data visualization tools. In Event Data Analysis, you will learn about logs, log management, log management recommendations, and Potential uses of server log data. In Communication of Findings, you will learn about checklist for report writers and reviewers.

12 videos (Total 75 min), 12 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
Monitoring Systems: IDS/IPS5m
Monitoring Systems: Implementation Issues for Monitoring6m
Maintain Monitoring Systems: Sample Questions6m
Maintain Monitoring Systems: Attacker Motivations7m
Maintain Monitoring Systems: Logging5m
Maintain Monitoring Systems: Log Anomalies5m
Maintain Monitoring Systems: Log Retention6m
Monitoring Systems: Compliance6m
Monitoring Results: Security Baseline6m
Monitoring Results: SSE-CMM6m
Monitoring Results: Potential Uses of Server Log Data6m
12 readings
Monitoring Systems: Monitoring Terminology10m
Monitoring Systems: IDS/IPS10m
Monitoring Systems: Implementation Issues for Monitoring10m
Maintain Monitoring Systems: Sample Questions10m
Maintain Monitoring Systems: Attacker Motivations10m
Maintain Monitoring Systems: Logging10m
Maintain Monitoring Systems: Log Anomalies10m
Maintain Monitoring Systems: Log Retention10m
Monitoring Systems: Compliance10m
Monitoring Results: Security Baseline10m
Monitoring Results: SSE-CMM10m
Monitoring Results: Potential Uses of Server Log Data10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 320m
4 hours to complete

Incident Response and Recovery

Module Topics: Preparation, Detection and Analysis, Containment, Eradication, and Recovery, Post-Incident Activity, Implementation of Countermeasures. In Introduction, you will learn about incident response, and basic definitions. In preparation, you will learn about elements of an incident response policy, incident response plan, training, incident response tools, communication planning, communication with law enforcement, media, requirements for effective incident handling, the incident response team, core team areas, centralized and decentralized teams, team structure, team conditions that support success, and other considerations. In Detection and Analysis, you will learn about Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), types of intrusion systems, intrusion detection techniques, false positives and false negatives, anti-malware systems, security information event management (SIEM), Incident analysis, packet sniffers, Inline SSL decryption devices, incident documentation, records, assessing risk, response, containment strategy considerations, Delaying containment, areas of focus, defining an incident, triage, and notification. In Containment, Eradication, and Recovery, you will learn about common containment activities, and eradication. In post-incident activity, you will learn about effective incident response. In implementation of Countermeasures, you will learn about implementation steps.

13 videos (Total 77 min), 13 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
Incident Handling: Preparation6m
Incident Handling: Training6m
Incident Handling: Communication Planning7m
Incident Handling: The Incident Response Team7m
Incident Handling: IDS and IPS4m
Incident Handling: Intrusion Detection Techniques7m
Incident Handling: Anti-Malware Systems2m
Incident Handling: Packet Sniffers6m
Incident Handling: SSL Decryption Devices4m
Incident Handling: Records6m
Incident Handling: Delaying Containment6m
Incident Handling: Containment, Eradication, and Recovery4m
13 readings
Incident Handling: Incident Response10m
Incident Handling: Preparation10m
Incident Handling: Training10m
Incident Handling: Communication Planning10m
Incident Handling: The Incident Response Team10m
Incident Handling: IDS and IPS10m
Incident Handling: Intrusion Detection Techniques10m
Incident Handling: Anti-Malware Systems10m
Incident Handling: Packet Sniffers10m
Incident Handling: SSL Decryption Devices10m
Incident Handling: Records10m
Incident Handling: Delaying Containment10m
Incident Handling: Containment, Eradication, and Recovery10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m
5 hours to complete

Understand and Support Forensic Investigations & Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan

Module Topic: Forensic Investigations, Emergency Response Plans and Procedures, Disaster Recovery Planning, Interim or Alternate processing Strategies, Backup and Redundancy Implementation, System and Data Availability, Testing and Drills. Understand and Support Forensic Investigations: In Forensic Investigations, you will learn about crime scene, live evidence, Locard's principle, criminal behavior, incident response team, general guidelines, rules of thumb, evidence gathering, Hash algorithms, criminal charges, documentation, five rules of evidence, media analysis, network analysis, software analysis, author identification, content analysis, context analysis, hardware/embedded device analysis, NIST recommendations, and incident response. Understand and Support Business Continuity Plan: In Emergency Response Plans and Procedures, you will learn about business continuity planning, establish a business continuity program, Business Impact Analysis (BIA), key concepts, maximum tolerable downtime (MTD), Recovery Time Objective (RTO), Recovery Point Objective (RPO), Financial and Nonfinancial impacts, stakeholder input, BIA completion process, BIA project stages, Identify critical IT resources, Identify disruption impacts, and development recovery priorities. In Disaster Recovery Planning, you will learn about Identity types of potential disasters, assets, personnel considerations, and related documents. In Interim or Alternate Processing Strategies, you will learn about cold site, warm site, hot site, multiple processing sites, and mobile sites. In Backup and Redundancy Implementation, you will learn about full backup, differential backup, incremental backup, evaluating alternatives, Off-site storage, electronic vaulting, and remote journaling. In System and Data Availability, you will learn about clustering, high-availability clustering, load-balancing clustering, redundant array of independent disks (RAID), data redundancy techniques, and RAID levels. In Testing and Drills, you will learn about checklist test, structured walkthrough test, simulation testing, parallel testing, full interruption testing, and plan review and maintenance.

18 videos (Total 106 min), 18 readings, 1 quiz
18 videos
Forensic Investigation: General Guidelines7m
Forensic Investigation: Hash Algorithms7m
BCP and DRP: Emergency Response5m
BCP and DRP: Comparing BCP and DRP5m
BCP and DRP: Business Impact Analysis3m
BCP and DRP: Recovery Time Objective5m
BCP and DRP: BIA4m
BCP and DRP: Business Continuity Activity4m
BCP and DRP: Disaster Recovery Planning7m
BCP and DRP: Related Documents6m
BCP and DRP: Multiple Processing Sites3m
BCP and DRP: Backup and Redundancy Implementation7m
BCP and DRP: Off-Site Storage6m
BCP and DRP: RAID Levels4m
BCP and DRP: RAID Levels7m
BCP and DRP: Testing and Drills5m
BCP and DRP: Full Interruption Testing6m
18 readings
Forensic Investigation: Crime Scene10m
Forensic Investigation: General Guidelines10m
Forensic Investigation: Hash Algorithms10m
BCP and DRP: Emergency Response10m
BCP and DRP: Comparing BCP and DRP10m
BCP and DRP: Business Impact Analysis10m
BCP and DRP: Recovery Time Objective10m
BCP and DRP: BIA10m
BCP and DRP: Business Continuity Activity10m
BCP and DRP: Disaster Recovery Planning10m
BCP and DRP: Related Documents10m
BCP and DRP: Multiple Processing Sites10m
BCP and DRP: Backup and Redundancy Implementation10m
BCP and DRP: Off-Site Storage10m
BCP and DRP: RAID Levels10m
BCP and DRP: RAID Levels10m
BCP and DRP: Testing and Drills10m
BCP and DRP: Full Interruption Testing10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 520m
2 hours to complete

Case Study

This assignment is based on a case study that will require the student to put into practice the knowledge they have gained through the course. It requires the basic understanding of the topics and the ability to relate those topics to the real world. The objective of review is to determine whether the student has understood the concepts and has performed the necessary analysis to ensure a complete and thorough answer.

1 quiz
1 hour to complete


1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
SSCP Exam Information10m
1 practice exercise
End-of-Course Exam30m
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Top reviews from Identifying, Monitoring, and Analyzing Risk and Incident Response and Recovery

By AJan 16th 2019

this was the best of all the courses that i have gone through i think i might say that now i can be able to detect incidence and recovery by now

By AAMar 27th 2019

Course was really helpful for all the security professionals.



(ISC)² Education & Training

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About (ISC)²

(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)2 offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. www.isc2.org ...

About the (ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) Specialization

Pursue better IT security job opportunities and prove knowledge with confidence. The SSCP Professional Training Certificate shows employers you have the IT security foundation to defend against cyber attacks – and puts you on a clear path to earning SSCP certification. Learn on your own schedule with 120-day access to content aligned with the latest (ISC)2 SSCP exam domains. We’re offering the complete online self-paced program for only $1,000 – a $200 savings when you get all domains bundled together. 3 Steps to Career Advancement 1. Register for the course 2. Gain access for 120 days 3. Register and sit for the SSCP certification exam Upon completing the SSCP Professional Certificate, you will: 1. Complete six courses of preparing you to sit for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification exam as outlined below. Course 1 - Access Controls Course 2 - Security Operations and Administration Course 3 - Risk Identification, Monitoring, and Analysis/Incident Response and Recovery Course 4 - Cryptography Course 5 - Network and Communication Security Course 6 - Systems and Application Security 2. Receive a certificate of program completion. 3. Understand how to implement, monitor and administer an organization’s IT infrastructure in accordance with security policies and procedures that ensure data confidentiality, integrity and availability....
(ISC)² Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

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