Are you an IT Professional trying to create and organize your security team, or trying to decide which security certification or training program is best for your role? You are not alone! Some people use the terms IT security, information security and cybersecurity interchangeably…which is why it is important to know how they are used when creating a training plan.
According to CompTIA, IT security has three categories:
- Physical Security: Focuses on how you keep people and infrastructure safe. In this category, you focus on securing buildings, server rooms and wiring closets. You focus on proper lighting for buildings and parking lots, for example. It also involves understanding how to use camera guards, as well as actual guards and even guard dogs.
- Information Security: Focuses on keeping all data and derived information safe. This includes physical data (e.g., paper, computers) as well as electronic information. In this category, individuals focus on data backups, as well as monitoring techniques to make sure that no one has tampered with data or exfiltrated information. This category focuses less on the actual equipment and computing resources because it focuses on the data itself. And, yes, I’m distinguishing between data and information: data is raw and unprocessed. Information is derived from data after quite a bit of scrubbing, processing and handling.
- Cybersecurity: Focuses on protecting electronic assets – including Internet, WAN and LAN resources – used to store and transmit that information. Cybersecurity tends to focus on how malicious actors use these resources to attack information. Those individuals interested in cybersecurity are the ones interested in making sure that hackers can’t use electronic means to gain improper access to data and information.
Whether you need help keeping all data, as well as, electronic information safe…or want to focus on the cybersecurity side protecting electronic assets – including Internet, WAN and LAN resources…LRS Education Services provides courses that can help clarify what needs to be done to keep your organization secure! Both courses also offer a certification exam that will validate what you learned.
AT303 - CompTIA Security+®
- This is the course you need to take if your job responsibilities include securing network services, devices, and traffic in your organization (Physical Security and Information Security).
- The course builds on your knowledge of and professional experience with security fundamentals, networks, and organizational security as you acquire the specific skills required to implement basic security services on any type of computer network.
- Certification Exam Information: CompTIA® Security+® (Exam SY0-501)
AT607 - CompTIA CySA+ Cybersecurity Analyst
- This course covers the duties of cybersecurity analysts who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents (Cybersecurity).
- You are introduced to tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization's security, collect and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and handle incidents as they occur.
- Certification Exam Information: CompTIA® Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+®) (Exam CS0-001)
LRS Education Services is offering two live-Instructor-Led Training (ILT) AT303 - CompTIA Security+® classes at our Bloomington, IL training facility on the following dates:
August 12-15, 2019
September 23-27, 2019
LRS Education Services is running the live-Instructor-Led Training (ILT) AT607 - CompTIA CySA+ Cybersecurity Analyst course August 26-30, 2019 at our Bloomington, IL training facility.
Can’t get to Bloomington, no problem! We have a virtual connection option that uses our live video and audio feeds to connect and interact with both the instructor, as well as, the in-class students. For a video on how our Virtual Training option works, click on the link.
Feel free to call or email me for more information or to enroll in either course!
217-793-3800 Ext. 1742