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Certified Cyber Security Specialist (CCSS) Meirc Plus Speciality Training

Certified Cyber Security Specialist (CCSS)

Why Attend

This course will provide participants with in-depth knowledge and practical skills to plan, deliver and protect, and monitor Digital assets, and Cyber security postures of internal and external systems, applications, and deployments. Encompassing a complete, conjoined set of disciplines in the areas of Cyber Security, including Policies, Play-books, Security/Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking and Black Hat Hacking.

The 2022 updated course now also includes an extensive set of features which encompass the SOC (Security Operations Centre), CSIRT (Computer Security Incident Team), and Dark Art OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) elements. Included here are over 30 tools, books, articles, and support mediums to help the delegates gain in-depth expertise in this specialized discipline.

We will also cover WiFi security and engineering in depth, Malware defenses, Ransomware attacks, Website security, human factors, Cyber Forensics and Investigations, cyber security team management

As part of the course, participants engage multiple hands-on sessions, and conduct a risk assessment of two different deployments based on the ISO27001 to identify any direct, or indirect threats, security exposures, or potentials for vulnerabilities. Participants will also respond to an example security incident and identify the best practices which could be applied to secure their own organization, and associated assets. All participants will be given copies of Run Books to deal with cyber extortions, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS/DoS) and forensic investigations.

The 2022 course now also includes a real-time hands-on module which will footprint a digital deployment to discover and exposures, vulnerabilities, data leaks or technical misconfigurations – here again introducing 4 new tools to the course.

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Course Methodology

The course will include practical sessions, videos as well as live examples [e.g., Virus] and demonstrations of white and black hat hacking tools. All participants will also be provided with the latest research papers and articles.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply information security standards to their organization and its critical assets
  • Identify the threats presented by viruses, malware, active code, and Active Persistent Threats (APT) and consider the different mitigating options
  • To build and operational SOC
  • Formulate and manage effective cyber security teams, and apply the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) framework, tools and capabilities to deliver cost effective and robust solutions to protect the organization
  • Use Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP) to deliver messages that will change the way employees work and think about security
  • Examine the area of wireless security protocols, their security attributes, and their potential insecurities within the organization, and in public spaces
  • Illustrate how penetration testing and ethical hacking enhance organizational security
  • Evaluate and apply two of the most important aspects in the modern day of cyber-adversity: Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and cyber threat intelligence
  • To develop real hands-on skill to conduct and investigation
  • To learn how to discover technical security vulnerabilities on any site
  • To learn about the Third Party Risk, and to understand the mitigations which may be applied
Target Audience

IT professionals, security professionals, auditors, site administrators, general management and anyone tasked with managing and protecting the integrity of the network infrastructure. This also includes anyone already familiar and involved with IT/cyber/digital security and seeking to build on their fundamental principles of security.

Target Competencies
  • Information security management
  • Vulnerability assessment and management
  • Applying cyber security solutions
  • Developing IT policies and procedures
  • Cyber forensics
  • Ethical hacking and Black Hat hacking
Course Outline
  • Adapting to evolving standards
    • Information security standards (e.g. PCI-DSS/ISO27001)
    • Documented tools:
      • ISO/IEC 27001
      • PAS 555
      • Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT)
    • Future standards
      • ISO/IEC 2018
      • EU privacy regulations
      • Local and international government stipulations implicating access to private data
  • Principles of IT security
    • Enterprise security
      • External defenses
      • Web filtering
      • Intruder Prevention Systems (IPS)
      • Intruder Detection Systems (IDS)
      • Firewalls
    • Secure code
    • Software Development Lifecycles (SDL)
    • Potential insecurities within developed applications
    • WiFi security protocols and attributes
    • Voice over IP (VoIP) security
    • Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC)
    • Security Incident Event Management (SEIM) applications
    • Cloud security
    • Third party security and compliance
  • Adopting cyber security measures
    • Employee perception on security through Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP)
    • Security education and awareness: techniques, systems, and methodologies
    • Penetration testing
    • Ethical hacking
    • Options to mitigate viruses, malware, active code threats and Active Persistent Threats (APT)
    • The Computer Incident Response Team (CSIRT) frameworks, tools and capabilities
    • Incident first response: proven methodologies, tools, and systems
    • The science of applying robust digital forensics: applicable law, capabilities, and methodologies
    • Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition (SCADA); security requirements, processes and methodologies
    • Abuse images: complying with local and international law
  • Building cyber security teams
    • Creation and management of a Secure Operations Center (SOC)
    • Development of the Corporate Security Organization Framework
    • Formulation and deployment of a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)
    • Bespoke Security Incident and Event System (SIEM) for the operational deployment
    • Risks associated with I/O Security (e.g. USBs, CDs, other forms of media)
    • Risks of Active Code Injection, and mitigation techniques
  • Advanced cyber risks and tools
    • Cyber crime and the darknet/darkweb: the world of the hackers/hacktivists
    • The underground of cyber criminality
    • Social engineering as a tool to test operational resilience
    • Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
    • Cyber threat intelligence
    • Open source and commercial security tools
    • The operational use of encryption
    • Virtual private networks
  • Steganography - Techniques used to hide hacking tools and malware on networks
    • Command line and tools used to identify and extract dangerous files and contain malware and hacking applications
    • The 1-10-60 Rule to identify and contain dangerous hidden applications
    • Alternate Data Streams (ADS) and the threats they can pose under an NTFS environment
    • Leveraging ADS to hide undetectable malware within an operational network
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Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training & Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for full attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.

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