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Introduction to Cyber Security (2 Hour)

Introduction To Cyber Security (2 Hour)

This introductory course, designed specifically for law enforcement, will provide line officers, mid-level supervisors and executive leadership with the information they need to understand the cyber security domain and it’s associated terminology. This course has no pre-requisites and prior education in cyber security is not required. Topics presented in this course include:

  • Definitions of key terms and concepts in the field of cyber security;

  • Open source intelligence collection (OSINT) - what resources and techniques are available to law enforcement

  • Introduction of concepts like malware, ransomware, viruses, trojans, network security, cryptography, identity theft and risk management;

  • Overview of the dark web and the implications for law enforcement 

  • Networking and communications: fundamentals, security challenges and standards;

  • Network security: firewalls, virtual private networks, intrusion detection / prevention;

  • Authentication: access control, passwords, two-factor authentication;

  • End user training requirements – why the human element remains the greatest vulnerability;

  • Properly asses and improve cyber risk posture in real computing, networking and software systems;

  • Identification of the threat landscape to include current threat actors and their motivations;

  • An overview of social media and how it can be leveraged by law enforcement agencies;

  • The role of Fusion Centers in supporting cyber security;

The class will also include a discussion of cyber security best practices and emphasize the importance of promoting good cyber-hygiene within your organization.

This course is recommended for Sheriffs, Senior Deputies, and non-sworn personnel.  Our 8 hour course on May 31, 2018 is recommended for Deputies.  

 Location: Marion County Sheriff's Office Training Academy
                  901 Post Road
                  Indianapolis, Indiana  46219
                  Room #101

Dress:       Casual
Special Introductory Price $50.00 for 2 hour course*    

*Sheriffs that attend this 2 hours course and enroll 5 personnel in the 8 hour course on May 31, 2018 can attend this course for free.

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5/30/2018 10:00 AM - 5/30/2018 12:00 PM