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Building a Strong Cyber Security Foundation

by Michael Teske, Aaron Rosenmund and Brandon DeVault

Join us in this introductory course as the first step that covers the essential skills and knowledge for a successful career in the cyber security field.

What you'll learn

Embark on an exciting journey with this introductory course, designed to equip you with essential skills and knowledge for a successful career in the cyber security field. This comprehensive introduction, Building a Strong Cyber Security Foundation, serves as the first step in a series of courses that cover the core competencies needed for every role. We’ll cover the foundational labs, courses, and topics necessary to build the implied knowledge necessary to continue on your learning path.

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About the authors

Michael Teske is a principal security author with Pluralsight helping people build their skills toolkit. Michael has 25+ years of experience in the IT Ops/Cloud/Cybersecurity industry including 17 of those years as an IT instructor at a technical college, focusing on Microsoft server infrastructure, security and automation. Michael attained his MBA with an emphasis in Computer Information System Security several years ago. Michael still keeps up with the industry as an independent consultant in ... more

Aaron M. Rosenmund is a cyber security operations subject matter expert, with a background in federal and business defensive and offensive cyber operations and system automation. Leveraging his administration and automation experience, Aaron actively contributes to multiple open and closed source security operation platform projects and continues to create tools and content to benefit the community. As an educator & cyber security researcher at Pluralsight, he is focused on advancing cyber secur... more

Brandon DeVault is a Security Researcher focused on threat hunting at CrowdStrike. He is also a member of the Florida Air National Guard with a variety of offensive and defensive experience. Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Brandon worked full-time as an author with Pluralsight and at Elastic, creating and delivering security content. He also worked with Special Operations Command, where he had two deployments to Afghanistan on deployable communications teams. His experience spans incident response... more

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