The College of FE and the Digital Greenhouse are to host a number of security awareness training session aimed at end users and small to medium businesses, of which this is one. Each session is free, ‘stand alone’ and you can go to as many as you wish.
Cyber Warfare: Creating a security baseline
Hackers will always try the easiest routes first to attack poorly configured security in any organisation. Creating a security baseline is the first step in preventing this. The session will cover the high level major elements of best practice for an IT network whose management needs to know what it should be securing. The relevant controls will be evaluated and scored. This will enable a future (after session) gap analysis between the current state and the desired state of the network to be performed by the delegate.
Topics to be covered:
- Selecting the controls
- Threats, impacts and methods of recovery
- Default passwords
- Securing data at rest and in transit
- Hardening devices such as servers, firewalls and routers
- Physical Security
- Tools to secure a network
The session is aimed at those responsible for IT or who manage IT personnel. It is also pertinent for those businesses who have their IT run for them as a managed service and want to know what questions to ask of their provider, to have the confidence their data is secure.
The session will be tutor-led, followed by an individual self-assessment baseline evaluation against industry best practice, which will allow for one to one discussion. All self-assessments will be anonymous and remain the property of the delegate