GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)

Validate your knowledge of information security beyond simple terminology and concepts with the GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) certification.

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About The Course

The GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) certification validates a practitioner’s knowledge of information security beyond simple terminology and concepts. GSEC certification holders are demonstrating that they are qualified for hands-on IT systems roles with respect to security tasks.

  • Defense in depth, access control and password management
  • Cryptography: basic concepts, algorithms and deployment, and application
  • Cloud: AWS fundamentals, Microsoft cloud
  • Defensible network architecture, networking and protocols, and network security
  • Incident handling and response, data loss prevention, mobile device security, vulnerability scanning and penetration testing
  • Linux: Fundamentals, hardening and securing
  • SIEM, critical controls, and exploit mitigation
  • Web communication security, virtualization and cloud security, and endpoint security
  • Windows: access controls, automation, auditing, forensics, security infrastructure, and services

Course Objectives

  • Access Control & Password Management
  • AWS Fundamentals and Security
  • Container and MacOS Security
  • Cryptography
  • Cryptography Algorithms & Deployment
  • Cryptography Application
  • Data Loss Prevention and Mobile Device Security
  • Defense in Depth
  • Defensible Network Architecture
  • Endpoint Security
  • Enforcing Windows Security Policy
  • Incident Handling & Response
  • Linux Fundamentals
  • Linux Security and Hardening
  • Log Management & SIEM
  • Malicious Code & Exploit Mitigation
  • Network Security Devices
  • Networking & Protocols
  • … Many more


This covers all of the core areas of security and assumes a basic understanding of technology, networks, and security.

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What's included

  • 40 Hours Training Course
  • Certificate
  • 6 Modules
  • 24/7 Support


  • Anyone new to information security who has some background in information systems & networking
  • Security professionals
  • Security managers
  • Operations personnel
  • IT engineers and supervisors
  • Security administrators
  • Forensic analysts
  • Penetration testers
  • Auditors


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