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Security Essentials

Computer security is a field where things change daily. To stay on top you must have a strong foundation in the essentials of security.'Security' is a buzz word that is catching up with various industry verticals build on computing systems to keep the business and operations wheels moving. If you are someone who banks online, have children chatting online, shops online, pays utility bills online, downloads games and shareware, communicates over email, subscribes to a broadband connection or someone who are using a computer system at work /home, then you require to undergo "Security Essentials" training to help you guard your information assets."Security Essentials” – covering basic functions of security set-up with tools and settings for prevention of attacks as well as fixing the breach as quickly as possible using internal resources.

Security Essentials

Course Modules

Foundations Of Security

  • Essential terminology
  • Defining security
  • Need for security
  • Cyber crime
  • Information Security statistics
  • IS triangle
  • Security myths
  • How to harden security

Secure Internet Access

  • Basic browser security settings.
  • How to restrict site access.
  • Removing site from security zone.
  • Secure website detection.
  • Secure site and browser properties.
  • Tools: Internet Filtering Software.
  • Configuring Internet content access.
  • Activating Content Advisor.
  • How to deal with cookies.
  • Using P2P networks securely.
  • Choosing appropriate browser settings.
  • Wireless network security features.

Incident Response

  • What is Incident Response?
  • Incidents and responses.
  • Trojan attack.
  • Boot sector virus attack.
  • Corrupted registry.
  • Automatic running of CD-ROM (autorun.inf).

Basic Security Procedures

  • Why do I need to worry about my computer's security?
  • Introduction
  • Hardening of Operating System
  • Updating the system and configuring the updates
  • Disable unnecessary services
  • Strong password creation
  • Deployment of antivirus and firewall
  • Disable guest account access
  • "Make Private" folders
  • Desktop Security:
  • What is file sharing?
  • Types of file sharing
  • How to share folder?
  • Configuring shared folder permissions.
  • Hiding files and folders.
  • File sharing tips.
  • File downloading tips.
  • How to backup data and restore?
  • How to encrypt and decrypt files?
  • How to kill suspect processes?

Working on the Internet

  • Precepts of Security
  • Knowing Encryption
  • Digital Certificate
  • Digital Signature
  • Working with e-mail (web based)
  • Working with e-mail (mail client)
  • Working with File Transfer - FTP
  • Working with File Transfer - Web Folders

Administering Windows Securely

  • How to use the event viewer?
  • How to enable auditing in windows?
  • How to read logs on your system?
  • How to close ports?
  • Overview of the windows registry.
  • How to restore the registry?
  • How to close a port?
  • Common internal commands.
  • How to find services and ports they listen on?

Recognizing Security Threats and Attacks

  • Phishing and its counter-measures
  • Virus
  • Trojan Horse
  • Worms
  • Spyware
  • Adware
  • Keylogger
  • Social engineering
  • Denial of Service
  • Spamming
  • Port Scanning
  • Password cracking
  • Basic security measures

Knowing Online Payment Systems

  • Working with Credit Cards
  • Working with Instant Messengers
  • Working across File Sharing Networks
  • Working on Dial-in Networks
  • Working with Portable Devices
  • Working with Wireless Devices
  • Working with USB devices
  • Working with Media Files
  • Working with 3rd party software

Duration of the courses: 120 Hours


Any Office knowledge workers, non-IT person or even Home users are using computers in their office.


Basic computing skills like checking e-mails and browsing the web.

Key Benefits

On completion of this course, you would be able to bring greater value to the workplace in terms of better productivity and higher efficiency. Further, you would not be confined to the corporate space alone, but you will be a knowledgeable parent who can guide their children safely in cyberspace, the knowledgeable citizen who can safely use e-governance resources and the knowledgeable freshman who can help protect intellectual property on the net.