DES 213: Introduction to Security Tools and Technologies
Security tools allow organizations to systematically test applications for coding mistakes that could result in vulnerabilities. Many organizations purchase security tools such as web application scanners, source code static analysis and penetration testing software; few organizations understand how to effectively select and leverage tools for their needs. This course will review the available types of tools, the relative strengths and weaknesses of each in identifying different classes of security flaws and how to best interpret, prioritize, and act on the output of the tools. This course will provide testing personnel with strategies for selecting and deploying tools, and understand which might best be utilized by internal or external resources.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe technologies such as VPNs, firewalls, and ISD that enable secure communication over insecure channels such as the internet
- Understand the limitations of cryptography and the various encryption and decryption algorithms
- Learn how to use hardening and lock-down tools to improve the security of your server
- Describe various authentication methods to help you reduce security risks
This course can be customized for Instructor-Led training. Course contents and duration may vary. Contact us for details.