Monday, June 7, 2010

CDAC Cybersecurity: Incident Handling and Response

So, what's a guy with lots of computer skillz and a shiny new GCFA certificate do for fun? He goes to FEMA Cybersecurity training! I know you're all jealous, admit it.

These classes are free if you can catch one in your area, but I can honestly say that I didn't learn anything new in this class. It did reinforce a lot of prior learned techniques and I got another certificate for my "I Love Me" wall.

Here it is in a nutshell:
Day 1:
We covered the basics of Network Security. Access Control, Physical Security and Biometrics, Social Engineering.

Risk Assesment and Business Continuity Planning, Information Classifications, Privileges and Auditing.

Lab on setting Password complexity and length. (Yah, pretty weak stuff)

Device Hardening, Firewalls, Secure Protocols.

Lab on Packet capture and Network Monitoring. (not bad, but not in-depth enough to teach what you're actually looking at. I already know the how-to's)