Information Technology

Security: Physical, Risks and Disasters (2 Days) - Virtual or In-person


A major disaster could cripple your organization and disrupt service to your customers. Learn how to evaluate risks against your network systems and data. Examine risk management and mitigation as well as how to create a policy to govern your efforts.

We will investigate how different physical security systems from cameras to entry controls can help secure infrastructure. We will also learn how two-factor or multi-factor authentication works to improve or sometimes compromise security.

Lastly, we will learn how to respond to a security incident and how to implement a disaster recovery plan for various issues which can occur.

This class maps to objectives in both the Security+ and GSEC exams. Recommended as the 2nd course in the Information Security Certificate.

    Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

    • Describe and understand risks to a cyber infrastructure
    • Implement risk mitigation strategies
    • Utilize physical security devices and methods
    • Utilize Multi-factor authentication systems like SMS
    • Manage and respond to security incidents
    • Create and implement a disaster recovery plan
    • Plan for business continuity
    • Implement backup and restore to save data
    • Implement policies to ensure our strategies are used properly

    Competencies covered in this course: Security in networks, responding to incidents

    Intended Audience:: Any computer technology professionals needing IT security skillset. Candidates needing help preparing for Security + or GSEC exams.

    Recommended Pre-requisite: To be successful in this course, you should be familiar with using personal computers, the mouse and keyboard. You should be able to use Windows to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders. Windows Experience is helpful in this course. Recommended as the 2nd course in the Information Security Certificate.

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