IBM Cybersecurity Compliance Framework & System Administration

03/10/2020

About this Course

This course gives you the background needed to understand the key cybersecurity compliance and industry standards. This knowledge will be important for you to learn no matter what cybersecurity role you would like to acquire or have within an organization.

You will learn the basic commands for user and server administration as it relates to security. You will need this skill to be able to understand vulnerabilities within your organizations operating systems.

You will learn the concepts of endpoint security and patch management. Both of these topics are important to keep systems current to avoid cybersecurity incidents against an organization.

Finally you will learn in depth skills around cryptography and encryption to understand how these concepts affect software within a company.

This course is intended for anyone who wants to gain a basic understanding of Security Frameworks, Compliance, endpoint management, encryption or cryptography or as the third course in a series of courses to gain the skill as a Jr Cybersecurity analyst.

What you will learn

  • List and describe several key cybersecurity compliance and industry standards including NIST, GDPR, HIPAA, SANS and PCI.

  • Describe an overview of the design, roles and function of server and user administration.

  • Understand the concept of patching and endpoint protection as it relates to client system administration.

  • Define encryption, encoding, hashing and digital certificates as it relates to cryptography

Syllabus

Week 1: Compliance Frameworks and Industry Standards
In this module you will learn the importance of understanding compliance frameworks and industry standards as it relates to Cybersecurity. You will learn about and investigate additional resources from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the American Institute of CPAs and the Center for Internet Security. You will learn different industry standards for Healthcare and the Payment Card industries.

Week 2: Client System Administration, Endpoint Protection and Patching
In this module you will learn about client system administration, endpoint protection and patching. You will learn the differences between endpoint protection; endpoint protection and detection; and unified endpoint management. You will learn what patching is and the patching process most organizations execute to secure their environments from threats.

Week 3: Server and User Administration
In this module you will learn about user management for Windows and Linux. You will also learn about security vulnerabilities for both operating systems and key components that you should be aware of as you develop skill in the Cybersecurity industry.

Week 4: Cryptography and Compliance Pitfalls
In this module you will learn about cryptography and encryption through the eyes of a penetration tester. You will learn about common pitfalls organizations face with cryptography especially when developing products. You will learn the different digital states of data including Data at Rest, Data in Use and Data in Transit. You will learn about hashing and how it relates to encryption.