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:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**