Comptia Security+, Security, Technology

Comptia Security+ (SY0-501) Study Notes

I am working my way through the online course “Cert Prep: CompTIA Security+” by Michael Chapple. This is available on Lynda and LinkedIn Learning. These are my study notes- Section 1 – Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities 1.1 Malware 1.2 Understanding Attackers 1.3 Understanding Attack Types 1.4 Application Attacks 1.5 Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing 1.6 Impact of Vulnerabilities   Section…

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PowerShell, Technology

Powershell: Automating Exiting Users

Introduction I have being playing around with Powershell a lot more lately and trying to learn and utilise it as much as possible. One of the repetitive tasks we deal with is when a student exits the school. There are a number of steps in AD that have to be undertaken each time a student leaves. These include: Disable the…

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PowerShell, Technology, Uncategorized

PowerShell Resources

As a Sys Admin, I am probably a bit late to the party with how useful PowerShell can be. I have lately completed a couple of online courses about PowerShell and am trying to use it as much as I can in my day to day work. I am finding it incredibly useful in work and relatively easy to pick…

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Comptia Security+, Security, Technology

Security+ Course – 3.3 Security Network Design

1. Security Zones Standard Network Zones A network can be split up into different security zones. typically a boarder firewall will have 3 interfaces connecting to these different zones: Connection to the internet Connection to the internal network Connection to the DMZ (Demilitiarised Zone).  This contains the public facing services (email servers, web servers). IF these get compromised the firewall…

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Comptia Security+, Security, Technology

Security+ Course – 3.2 User Training

1. Security Education There are 2 important components of security training programs. Security training: this provides users with the knowledge they need to protect the organisations security Security Awareness:  Keeps the lessons learned at the front of the users mind. EG: posters, email reminders etc… Security Training Methods instruction in onsite classes as part of new staff induction or orientation…

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