The Security Professional must be able to assess the effectiveness of security controls to mitigate risk. This course will help you understand many types of security testing and equip you to lead and support test programs.
Security assessment is an important but often misunderstood integral part of an information security management program. Many tests and audits fail to provide value or adequate insight into security risk and controls. In this course, Security Control Assessment, you will learn the various types of security assessments that should be conducted. First, you will explore the topic of designing an assessment strategy. Next, you will discover the skills and approaches to use to conduct effective testing. Finally, you will gain an understanding of security audits, log monitoring, and reporting results to management. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of security assessment and testing needed to provide and assess an information security management program.
Kevin Henry is a passionate mentor and educator in the fields of information security and audit. Mixing experience with knowledge, Kevin delivers effective training programs for companies and individuals worldwide. A frequent speaker at prestigious conferences, Kevin is known for a clear understandable manner of imparting practical information and explaining difficult topics.
Course Overview Hi everybody. My name is Kevin Henry, an information security consultant and educator and holder of several certifications in information security management. I look forward to sharing knowledge and experience with you in my course on Security Control Assessment. This course will help you gain an essential understanding of how to review the effectiveness of information security risk and controls through audit, monitoring, and reporting. Security controls were designed to address risk, and the organization depends on effective controls that will protect, but not hinder business operations. The ability to effectively assess the controls is critical to support governance, risk, and compliance. This course will address the topics of types of assessment, penetration testing, and audit. And by the end of this course, you'll be knowledgeable with the security control assessment and monitoring areas. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about the core concepts of security assessment and how this course can help you in your role and career through this course at Pluralsight.