Cybersecurity Awareness - Secure Browsing

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

Course Overview:

This course will be deactivated on December 4th, 2020.  No further enrollments will be allowed into this course.

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:

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.


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