3 ECSA CPD Points
The objective of the Cybersecurity short course is to give you first-hand exposure to the basics of Cybersecurity. The course will start off by giving the delegates guidance on how to think like a cybersecurity expert, in other words how does one analyse and minimise the risk of security incidents appearing in an organisation. Explaining the fundamental concepts of threats, vulnerabilities, risks and countermeasures will do this. This is then followed up with explaining the different cybersecurity services. These services include identification and authentication, authorisation, confidentiality, integrity and privacy. The mechanisms that are used to implement the different security services, such as encryption and hash-codes, are discussed.
The course includes multiple practical hands-on sessions to demonstrate all concepts discussed in the course. Frameworks and standards such as the NIST Framework and ISO 27 000 are discussed and used in an exercise to analyse a company and make recommendations for security improvements.