Cybersecurity Awareness - Secure Browsing

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

Course Overview:

This course is intended to teach more about the number one tool we use to access the web: Our browser. We will discuss browser choices, how to configure a browser for our security and privacy needs and how to spot malicious websites. In addition to discussing these topics, lab/demos will be provided to ensure a firm grasp on the concepts being discussed. This is aimed at the beginner level, yet anyone who uses the internet would benefit from this course. Key concepts covered include Browser choices, Browser setup, VPN, private browsing, secure settings and cookies, Downloads and an introduction to TOR.

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                      
  • Browser overview
  • The web
  • Course objectives
Lesson 2: Privacy and Web                             
  • Cookies, ads and tracking
  • Private browsing
  • VPNs
  • Demo
  • Advanced assignments
Lesson 3: Downloading Files                           
  • File threats
  • Malware
  • Advanced exploitation
  • Demo
  • Advanced assignments
Lesson 4: Browsing Safely               
  • Introduction to TOR
  • Virtualization
  • Virtual machine 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.**