GIAC Security Essentials Certification, GSEC

 

The GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) certification validates a practitioner's knowledge of information security beyond simple terminology and concepts. GSEC certification holders are demonstrating that they are qualified for hands-on IT systems roles with respect to security tasks.

 

The GSEC will cover:

  • Active defense, defense in depth, access control & password management
  • Cryptography: basic concepts, algorithms and deployment, and application
  • Defensible network architecture, networking & protocols, and network security
  • Incident handling & response, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing
  • Linux security: structure, permissions, & access; hardening & securing; monitoring & attack detection; & security utilities
  • Security policy, contingency plans, critical controls, and IT risk management
  • Web communication security, virtualization, and cloud security, and endpoint security
  • Windows: access controls, automation, auditing, forensics, security infrastructure, & securing network services

 

Who is GSEC for?

Anyone new to information security who has some background in information systems & networking including: 

  • Security professionals
  • Security managers
  • Operations personnel
  • IT engineers and supervisors
  • Security administrators
  • Forensic analysts
  • Penetration testers
  • Auditors

Our program is designed around the GSEC topic areas and provides you with a quick and proven method for mastering the huge range of knowledge defined in the GSEC Exam Certification Objectives & Outcome Statements. This intense, five-day total immersion training experience is the product of a wide range of leading industry experts and authors, and our training materials are considered the absolute best for GSEC preparation.

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