Module 1: General Security Concepts

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss the core general security concepts such as the difference between IT Security vs. Infosec
  • Discuss CIA and DAD Triad
  • Discuss the security architecture and defense-in-depth
  • Discuss the different types of access controls
  • Discuss the different authentication types
  • Discuss other important concepts such as
    • Separation of Duties
    • Least Privilege
    • Security Through Obscurity
    • Cost-benefit Analysis

Reference Materials:

Supplementary Articles:

Video Lessons:

Case Assignments:


  • Recitation
  • Case Analysis