Course Overview

This non-technical seminar affords students with a solid foundation for navigating the complex, ever-changing IT security industry.

If you're new to the IT security industry, or you'd like to expand your security industry base knowledge, this is a unique opportunity for you to gain two years' worth of security industry experience in less than eight hours! This non-technical course is custom-designed for sales, marketing, and other customer-facing personnel employed by IT security vendors and service providers.

In this live seminar, students will:

  • Learn 50+ new vocabulary terms
  • Understand how cyberthreats work
  • Identify five types of cyberthreat actors
  • Explore 30+ common security defenses
  • Learn about PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, and more
  • Gain tips for targeting security buyers
  • Compete for prizes in Security Industry Trivia game
  • Receive a glossary of security terms

This course is presented by Steve Piper, CEO of CyberEdge Group -- an award-winning marketing firm that services approximately one in every six security vendors. Steve is a CISSP (we'll cover that in the course) and has authored more than a dozen books on IT security topics. Steve is a highly rated and entertaining instructor. He has an uncanny ability to simplify complex topics through real-world metaphors and humor.

The following is the agenda for our 3-day virtual online seminars:

Day One
1:00pm - 1:15pmWelcome and Course Overview
1:15pm - 2:30pmLearning a New Vocabulary
2:30pm - 2:45pm*** BREAK ***
2:45pm - 3:00pmClassifying Our Cyber Adversaries
3:00pm - 3:30pmSurveying the Cyberthreat Landscape
Day Two
1:00pm - 2:30pmExploring Security Technologies
2:30pm - 2:45pm*** BREAK ***
2:45pm - 3:30pmExploring Security Technologies
1:30pm - 2:15pmTips for Targeting Security Buyers
Day Three
1:00pm - 1:30pm Complying with Frameworks and Regulations
1:30pm - 2:15pmTips for Targeting Security Buyers
2:15pm - 2:30pm*** BREAK ***
2:30pm - 3:15pmSecurity Industry Trivia Game
3:15pm - 3:30pmWrap-Up, Open Q&A, and Evaluation Form

The following is the agenda for our public in-person classes:

8:00am – 8:30amRegistration & Continental Breakfast
8:30am – 8:45amWelcome and Course Overview
8:45am – 10:00amLearning a New Vocabulary
10:00am – 10:15amClassifying Our Cyber Adversaries
10:15am – 10:30am*** BREAK ***
10:30am – 11:00pmSurveying the Cyberthreat Landscape
11:00am – 12:00pmExploring Security Technologies: Network Security
12:00pm – 12:45pm*** LUNCH ***
12:45pm – 2:00pmExploring Security Technologies: Endpoint Security, Mobile Security, Datacenter Security, Virtualization and Cloud Security, Security Management and Operations
2:00pm – 2:30pmComplying with Frameworks and Regulations
2:30pm – 2:45pm*** BREAK ***
2:45pm – 3:30pmTips for Targeting Security Buyers
3:30pm – 4:15pmSecurity Industry Trivia Game
4:15pm – 4:30pmWrap-Up, Open Q&A, and Evaluation Form

“I don’t often rave about training seminars, but this one was AMAZING! I learned lots of useful stuff. Keep up the great work, Steve!”

~ Mihaela G.