Online class helps security pros sharpen their skills
InfoWorld's free Security Boot Camp to provide 20 lessons over four weeks
 
To help IT security professionals sharpen their skills, InfoWorld is offering a free, 20-lesson "Security Boot Camp" online class. The class is conducted via e-mail, with students getting one assignment each workday that connects the theory of best security practices with the hands-on reality of implementing such advice.
 
The first week's classes focus on how to address potential security threats, such as through smarter patch management and log file analysis. The second week's classes focus on how to improve your defenses, such as by taking advantage of Windows 7's UAC or rethinking your remote access. Week 3 switches gears to security strategy, covering top-level issues such as resource lifecycle plans and approaches to handle fault tolerance. The final week focuses on enlisting your users to do their part to improve security, both for their own PCs and for the organization as a whole.
 
The classes begin on Sept. 21, 2009. Sign up at infoworld.com/security-boot-camp by Sept. 20
 
 
在线课堂帮助安全人士提示他们的技能
Infoworld免费的安全新兵训练营将提供为期四周的20堂安全课
 
为了提高IT安全人员的技能,infoworld提供了一个免费的为期20堂课的“安全新兵训练营”在线培训班。课程将通过邮件方式给每个学生每个工作日一个任务,把最佳安全实践理论同实施这些建议的亲身实践相结合。
 
第一周的课程着重如何对付潜在的安全威胁,譬如通过巧妙的补丁管理和日志文件分析。
第二周的课程着重如何提高防御措施,譬如通过利用windows 7UAC或重新考虑远程访问。
第三周的课程将转向安全策略,涵盖了上层的问题如资源生命周期和处理容错的方法。
最后一周着重让用户积极参与,尽他们的责任,以提高自己的电脑和组织整体安全。
课程从921开始,报名注册截止到920
 
 
Day 1: Get a handle on the hassle of security patching
Day 2: Learn to love your log files
Day 3: Double-check your network's wireless security
Day 4: Get a handle on authentication
Day 5: Ask better password questions
Day 6: Use UAC for good, not evil
Day 7: Counter computer spies
Day 8: Test the strength of your password policy
Day 9: Set up a honeypot
Day 10: Improve email confidentiality
Day 11: Make a resource lifecycle plan
Day 12: Talk policy with the highers-up
Day 13: Handle fault tolerance
Day 14: Deal with malware
Day 15: Run security on a shoestring
Day 16: Make your PC safe
Day 17: Make your home computers even more secure
Day 18: Imagine your users are up to no good
Day 19: Control user installs of software