The Information Security Big Picture

Information security is an increasingly critical part of life, yet it can be a struggle to keep the hackers at bay. This course tackles some common misunderstandings and gets straight to the heart of what's essential to know about infosec today.
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(208)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 22, 2016
Duration
2h 17m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(208)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 22, 2016
Duration
2h 17m
Description

Security is an essential part of everyday life, from how you create accounts on websites, to how you use your mobile devices, to the activities you perform behind the corporate firewall. However, major information security incidents have become an everyday occurrence that are only growing in scale and impact. This course, The Information Security Big Picture, presents a raft of security fundamentals and sets forth to distill many of the common myths people believe in that frequently put them at greater risk. You'll start by looking at some of the problems we're facing in the industry and why everyone needs to have the security discussion. You'll then go over some of the misconceptions that tend to be repeated time and time again. You'll also go over some of the problems with passwords, how you can mitigate the risks and what long-accepted password "truth" is now being approached differently. After completing this evidence-based approach to security, you should have a firm grasp of the essentials of infosec today.

About the author
About the author

Troy Hunt is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP for Developer Security. He's a regular conference speaker, frequent blogger at troyhunt.com and is the creator of the data breach notification service known as “Have I Been Pwned”.

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