Information Security Fundamentals

Information Security Fundamentals

Information Security Fundamentals

The very basics of InfoSec

Language: english

Note: 4.4/5 (81 notes) 13,031 students

Instructor(s): Cyber Quince

Last update: 2022-08-28

What you’ll learn

  • Information Security
  • Computer Security
  • CIA Triad
  • Non-repudiation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Cryptography Basics
  • Authentication
  • Authorization
  • Security Policies
  • Security Auditing
  • Security Laws and Regulations
  • Security Defense
  • Security Monitoring
  • Incident Response
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Security Patching
  • Penetration testing



  • Basic understanding of IT concepts, such as communication via computer networks, authenticating to IT systems.



This course is meant for anyone curious about InfoSec and just starting out in this field. Terminology and concepts are explained with the goal of being clear even to those who hear of them for the very first time.

The following topics are covered mainly with definitions and theoretical explanations, but also with some practical examples:

– The need for InfoSec

– CIA Triad (Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability)

– Non-repudiation

– Risk Assessment & Risk Management

– Cryptography and it’s place in InfoSec

– Authentication and Authorization

– Governance and Information Security Policies

– Security Auditing

– Laws & Regulations related to Security and Privacy of Data

– Security Detection and Response

– Vulnerability Management

– Security Patching

– Penetration Testing

As an experienced Cybersecurity expert, I’ve changed a few roles and seen different approaches to security, mainly in large corporations. I’m happy to provide insight into how those systems operate, and more importantly, how they’re secured. You will learn that it’s not all about advanced technology you hear about these days, but also about people, processes, education, and analytical thinking. I truly hope you will find value in these lessons, and feel free to reach out shall you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas to share.

Later on, I will add tests in between lessons, including some additional information on differences between all the security disciplines: infosec, cybersec, physical, fraud…


Who this course is for

  • This course is for anyone interested in learning the very basics of InfoSec. Explanations are meant even for those who hear these terms and concepts for the first time.


Course content

  • Introduction
    • Introduction to the Course
    • Introduction to Information Security
    • Difference Between all the Security Disciplines
  • Basic InfoSec Concepts
    • The CIA Triad
    • CIA Triad Questionnaire
    • Other Important InfoSec Concepts
    • Authentication and Authorization
    • Cryptography
    • Risk, Threat, Vulnerability
    • Basic InfoSec Concepts Questionnaire
  • Governance
    • Security Governance
    • Security Policies
    • Security Auditing
    • Risk Management
    • Laws and Regulations
    • Application Security
    • Security Governance Questionnaire
  • Security Threats
    • Introduction to Hacking
    • Phishing
    • (D)DoS Attacks
    • Viruses, Worms, Malware
    • SQL Injection


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