IT Professional Fundamentals: Security
by Glenn Weadock
Any aspiring computer technician must know how to implement security. This course will teach you all aspects of computer security, from physical and logical security concepts to the details of secure protocols, malware protection, and authentication.
What you'll learn
Aspiring computer technicians must be able to implement security, one of the most important concerns of any IT organization. In this course, IT Professional Fundamentals: Security, you’ll learn the fundamentals of all aspects of computer security. First, you’ll discover elements of physical security such as locks, badges, smartcards, and hardware tokens. Then, you’ll learn about secure authentication, “least privilege” protection, permissions, and encryption, with a focus on wireless security and malware prevention, including social engineering attacks such as phishing. Finally, you'll see the laundry list of best practices for securing workstations, mobile devices, and SOHO routers. When you’re finished with this course, you'll be well prepared to implement strong security measures in your organization and prevent the most common security threats from damaging your organization’s systems, data, and people.
About the author
Glenn E. Weadock (MDAA, MCAAA, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, A+, Security+) is the president of Independent Software Inc., which he founded in 1982 after graduating from Stanford University's engineering school. ISI provides expert witness, consulting, and training services in the IT field with a focus on operating systems and networking technologies. Glenn is the author of 18 commercial books on topics such as Windows clients and servers, Microsoft certification, website design, troubleshooting, and ... moreclient/server networking, for publishers including McGraw-Hill, Wiley, Sybex, and the famous Dummies series. Glenn has developed seminars and video courses for Data-Tech Institute, Global Knowledge, and O’Reilly Media; co-authored two Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) courses on Windows Server 2008; and has taught PC and network troubleshooting, design, and support to tens of thousands of students in the US, UK, Canada, and Southeast Asia. Glenn advised the U.S. Justice Department in the Microsoft antitrust case, and has been an expert witness in patent cases involving companies such as IBM, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Disney, and LendingTree. He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering With Distinction, from Stanford University, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi honor societies. In his spare time, Glenn enjoys hiking, reading, and music.