Cybersecurity Awareness - Locking Down Our Public Information

Hours: 1 / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $129.00

Course Overview:

This course will teach people how to limit their exposure and reduce what attackers are able to discover about them and their company. Upon course completion, learners will be exposed to tools and techniques to find their own information online and reduce the likelihood it will be abused. This course is focused on defensive security to help protect individuals and organizations.   This is aimed at the beginner level, yet anyone who uses the internet would benefit from this course. Key concepts covered include: Understanding what information is available online, Google Dorks and the GHDB, Attackers Perspective on OSINT, Metadata, Geolocations, public footprint, Social media, Protecting information, and  Tools of the trade.  

Instructor Biography:

Serge Borso is the owner and principal consultant of SpyderSec and a SANS Community Instructor. He is an active member in the information security community and has consulted with dozens of organizations to improve their security posture. He has previously developed enterprise vulnerability management programs, created security awareness training solutions and worked to implement a transparent biometric security system for over one million unique online banking users to help combat fraudulent transactions. Currently Serge leads penetration testing engagements and is responsible for the vision, strategy and product/service offerings of SpyderSec.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Introduction                      
  • What is Public
  • What is OSINT
  • Objectives
Lesson 2: OSINT                  
  • What We Share
  • Online Searching
  • Whois Database
  • Demo
  • Assignments
Lesson 3: Social Media
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Demo
  • Assignments
Lesson 4: Protection Ideas                              
  • Metadata
  • Protecting Our Information
  • Demo
Lesson 5: Conclusion                         
  • Wrapping it up

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.