When Will You Be Hacked?


Whether it is due to concerns from viruses such as Heartbleed, network vulnerability issues, or fear of having sensitive data exposed, network security is becoming more critical than ever before.  Did you know that LRS Education Services in Springfield, IL and Bloomington, IL have training courses specifically targeted at developing I.T. professionals into hacker blockers, intrusion stoppers and data protectors?

Where do I start?  Click on any of the classes to find the full course syllabus, descriptions and prerequisites.

You will implement and monitor security on networks, applications, and operating systems, and respond to security breaches.  Having CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications, or equivalent knowledge, and six to nine months experience in networking, including experience configuring and managing TCP/IP, are strongly recommended.

To protect your network from intruders, you have to think like one.  LRS is proud to be an EC-Council Accredited Training Center, and offer many popular courses designed to keep your organization safe, secure and stable.

This class will immerse the students into an interactive environment where they will be shown how to scan, test, hack and secure their own systems. The lab intensive environment gives each student in-depth knowledge and practical experience with the current essential security systems. Students will begin by understanding how perimeter defenses work and then be lead into scanning and attacking their own networks, no real network is harmed. Students then learn how intruders escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to secure a system. Students will also learn about Intrusion Detection, Policy Creation, Social Engineering, DDoS Attacks, Buffer Overflows and Virus Creation. When a student leaves this intensive 5 day class they will have hands on understanding and experience in Ethical Hacking. This course prepares you for EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam 312-50.

The Master of Security Science (MSS) is part of a nested suite of programs, which includes EC-Council® Post Graduate Diploma and a Master’s degree with different entry points depending upon previous academic studies. The program is intended both for new graduates and for experienced graduates who wish to update their skills or change their area of specialization. It is concerned with the design, management, and implementation of network security in corporations and public networks, and service provision to public and private networks. The focus of the course is to provide students with an advanced knowledge of Security detailed to give an excellent background for a professional career in industrial or commercial organizations, and in security science. As a result, the course will enable the student to undertake further study leading to the specializations needed for a research career. The MSS course is suitable for students with a wide range of previous security experience.

The Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) course will give participants the necessary skills to identify an intruder’s footprints and to properly gather the necessary evidence to prosecute. Many of today’s top tools of the forensic trade will be taught during this course, including software, hardware, and specialized techniques. The need for businesses to become more efficient and integrated with one another, as well as the home user, has given way to a new type of criminal, the “cyber-criminal.” It is no longer a matter of “will your organization be compromised (hacked)?” but, rather, “when?” Today’s battles between corporations, governments, and countries are no longer fought only in the typical arenas of boardrooms or battlefields using physical force. Now, the battlefield starts in the technical realm, which ties into almost every facet of modern day life. If you or your organization requires the knowledge or skills to identify, track, and prosecute the cyber-criminal, then this is the course for you.

Cisco Security.  As a leader in the industry, LRS Education Services is pleased to offer Authorized Cisco Training utilizing High Definition Instructor Led Training (HD-ILT) through our Bloomington, Illinois Education Center.   Through our partnership with Sunset Learning, we offer a vast selection of Authorized Cisco training and certification courses.  HD-ILT from Sunset Learning is the world’s first distance training system utilizing state-of-the-art, life-size, high definition video and audio combined with patented remote labs. This unique combination provides students with live, interactive training and the same experience as if they were actually in the classroom with the instructor no matter where they are located.  Click here for a demo.

Our Security curriculum is specific to the best practices of Security administrators, engineers, and experts using the latest Cisco equipment, devices, and technologies.  Click for a full list of Cisco Security classes, outlines and available training dates.  Just a couple examples are listed below:

The content focuses on the design, implementation, and monitoring of a comprehensive security policy, using Cisco IOS security features and technologies as examples. The course covers security controls of Cisco IOS devices as well as a functional introduction to the Cisco ASA adaptive security appliance. Using instructor-led discussion, lecture, and hands-on lab exercises, this course allows students to perform basic tasks to secure a small branch office network using Cisco IOS security features that are available through web-based GUIs (Cisco Configuration Professional) and the CLI on Cisco routers, switches, and ASA appliances.

This course is part of the curriculum path leading to the Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP© Security) certification.  Additionally, it is designed to prepare security engineers with the knowledge and hands-on experience so that they can deploy Cisco’s Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) as well as Web Security, Email Security and Cloud Web Security. The goal of the course is to provide students with foundational knowledge and the capabilities to implement and managed security on Cisco ASA firewalls utilizing Cisco Next Generation product solution which integrates Cisco Prime Security Manager for managing identity policies. The student will gain hands-on experience with configuring various advanced Cisco security solutions for mitigating outside threats and securing traffic traversing the firewall. At the end of the course, students will be able to reduce the risk to their IT infrastructures and applications using Cisco’s Next Generation Firewall security appliance feature and provide operational support for Intrusion Prevention Systems, Email Security, and Web based security appliances.

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As an Education Consultant for LRS Education Services, I am always available to help get you on the right training path.  Please let me know if you would like additional information regarding any of these courses, or if you would like to enroll!

Chris Becher