Course Overview

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

  • Learn 50+ new vocabulary terms
  • Survey today’s cyberthreat landscape
  • Understand the basics of modern countermeasures
  • Review five types of cyberthreat actors
  • Explore 30+ security product categories
  • Learn common security frameworks and regulatory compliance policies
  • Gain valuable tips for selling and marketing to security buyers
  • Win a prize playing Security Industry Jeopardy!

The following is the agenda for our public, open enrollment classes:

8:00am – 8:30amRegistration & Continental Breakfast
8:30am – 8:45amWelcome and Course Overview
8:45am – 10:00amLearning a New Vocabulary
10:00am – 10:15amMeet the Bad Guys
10:15am - 10:30am*** BREAK ***
10:30am – 11:00pmSurveying the Cyberthreat Landscape
11:00am – 11:15pmUnderstanding Countermeasures
11:15am – 12:00pmExploring Security Technologies: Network Security
12:00pm - 12:45pm*** LUNCH ***
12:45pm – 2:15pmExploring Security Technologies: Endpoint Security, Mobile Security, Datacenter Security, Virtualization and Cloud Security, Security Management and Operations
2:15pm - 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