Information Security Boot Camp 2017


October 2 - 5, 2017 | Courtyard Marriott Barbados

This class will help information security practitioners prepare for the CISSP CBK exam, CISM, CISA, or other formal exams in information security or IT controls. It is also relevant for audit staff who validate and verify core IT systems and risk-related personnel who rely on IT for maintaining corporate and customer systems. 

In this intense, information-packed four-day seminar, attendees will learn aspects of the ISC2 Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) in conjunction with evaluating methods and tools required for essential elements needed to construct or audit a comprehensive information security framework. Attendees will gain a business-oriented, architectural perspective that defines how to organize and oversee a risk-based enterprise information security program, blending both theories and best management practices with key physical and information technology safeguards. To ensure attendees gain proper familiarity with industry leading practices, legislation and professional standards for information security, key references and yardsticks will be provided, including: (ISC)² Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), ISO-27001/27002, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Common Criteria, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and a wide array of IT and security-related publications from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), US National Security Agency (NSA) and leading IT suppliers. 

To reinforce what you learn in the course and to aid anyone preparing for prominent information security certification examinations, attendees will be provided with unit and course review exercises. Come prepared for four days of intensive learning and return to your office with the foundation of knowledge and know-how needed to take the CISSP exam (or similar), but even more importantly, to help guide your organization as it develops or revises its information security program.

The MISTI instructors for this class have worked closely with one or more of the information security certification organizations (such as (ISC)²).


What You Will Learn

Course Information

CPE Hours Available: Up to 32 CPEs

Program Level / Prerequisites and Advance Preparation: Intermediate

Basic Delivery Method: Group Live

Recommended Category: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

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Refunds and Cancellations


Request for refunds must be received in writing by August 14, 2017 and will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after September 4, 2017. For more information regarding refund and or cancellation policies please e-mail

1. Information Security Concepts and Management Practices
• fundamental principles of information security
• making the business case for information security
• information security management objectives
• risk analysis: threats, vulnerabilities, risks, and countermeasures
• policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines
• information classification
• security awareness

2. Laws and Standards Affecting Information Security and IT Audit
• computer crimes, investigations, evidence, forensics
• laws, directives and regulations
- types of laws
- privacy issues and legislation
- intellectual property, copyright laws and software piracy
- European Union Data Protection Act
- prominent US and international laws
• information security and auditing standards

3. Security Models, Mechanisms and Architectures
• enterprise information security architecture
• computer architectures
• operating system security
• virtualization: operational and security considerations
• security models
• access control models, techniques and technologies, and methods
• open and closed systems
• security design standards and criteria: “Rainbow Series”, ITSEC, Common Criteria
• certification and accreditation

4. Network Concepts 
• defining a 3-layer simplified network protocol model
• Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model
• Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP): IPv4, IPv6 
• network addresses and applications
• LAN and WAN technologies, topologies and protocols
• wiring: copper, fiber optics
• wireless networks technologies, protocols and security
• voice over IP (VoIP)
• network interconnection devices: functionality, risks and safeguards
• directory services: LDAP, DNS
• network management tools: packet sniffers, SNMP, network utility and diagnostic software

5. Cryptography
• demystifying the language of cryptography
• key management: asymmetric, symmetric
• encryption algorithms and hashing functions
• digital signatures
• Certificate Authorities (CAs) and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
• applications of cryptography
• cryptography vs. steganography

6. User Authentication
• authentication mechanism: passwords, tokens, smart cards, biometrics
• point-to-point protocol (PPP) authentication: PAP, CHAP
• extensible authentication protocol: EAP
• enterprise authentication systems: RADIUS, TACACS+, Diameter
• single/reduced sign-on (SSO): Kerberos, Web-based SSO

7. Network Security
• network security vulnerabilities, threats, risks and countermeasures
• hacker probing and attack techniques
• firewalls and proxy servers
• intrusion detection/prevention systems
• VPNs and related Internet security protocols: SSL/TLS, IPSec, SSH
• network discovery, vulnerability and penetration testing

8. Business Application and Development Security
• system development life cycle methodologies
• configuration management and change control
• application development tools and methodologies
• client server and middleware security
• data types and structures
• database management systems
• Web application security architecture: control points, attacks and defenses
• mobile code security risks: Java, ActiveX, JavaScript, VBScript
• malicious software and hacker attacks

9. Physical, Human Resources and Environmental Security
• computing center location, construction and management
• physical security threats, vulnerabilities, risks and countermeasures
• perimeter security, boundary protection and facilities access controls
• electrical, temperature, water, and other environmental controls
• fire detection, prevention and suppression
• information storage media protection, sanitization and disposal
• emergency procedures
• human resources security: hiring practices, badges, terminations and transfers

10. Availability, Backup, Recovery and Business Continuity Planning
business continuity planning requirements
• business impact analysis
• redundancy and fault tolerance
• backup procedures: on-site and offsite
• backup resources: processing sites, storage, offices, utilities, equipment and supplies
• recovery testing procedures
• emergency response procedures