This 16-hour information security training class is designed for people who are new to computer security. We will cover the core fundamentals with lots of hands-on labs demonstrating the attacks and defenses every security professional must know to be successful.
At Black Hills Information Security we conduct over 500 security assessments per year. This Antisyphon training class takes the top vulnerabilities we discover and boils it down to the top 11 things every organization should be doing to protect themselves. We call this the Atomic Controls.
Instructor: John Strand
Course Length: 16 Hours
Tuition: 1-Year Access $225 USD
Lifetime Access $575 USD
This page is for the On-Demand version of this course. Please check our Live Events Calendar for any live presentations of this class currently scheduled.
While many security classes can be overwhelming with the amount of data they force on you in a short period of time, this class is designed to help you focus on what matters to your day-to-day job. So no, we are not going to force you to learn archaic technologies and the underpinnings of crypto algorithms. Instead, we will focus on what actually works for repelling and detecting attackers.
After taking this course, students will have:
- Understanding and defending against the attack techniques we see
- Hands-on mastery of the topics
Who Should Take This Course
Anyone new to Information Security.
Audience Skill Level
People new to Information Security.
- Stable Internet access
- x86 architecture CPU clocked at 2 GHz or higher that is capable of nested virtualization
(Apple Silicon is currently not supported)
- A computer with at least 8 GB of RAM. 16 GB is recommended
- VMWare Workstation or VMWare Fusion
(VirtualBox and other VM software is not supported)
- Windows 10/11, MacOSX+, or a currently supported Linux Distribution
- Full Administrator/root access to your computer or laptop
What Each Student Should Bring
The above computer and a smile!
About Our On-Demand Courses…
Learn at your own pace with access to course content, lectures, and demos in the Antisyphon On-demand learning platform. Many courses are offered with lifetime access to the course and content updates. On-demand courses include content update alerts, access to dedicated support channels in the Antisyphon Discord server, a certificate of completion, and complimentary access to the Antisyphon Cyber Range*.
* Cyber Range access and other course features may vary from course to course. See the specific details for each course on its registration page.
Trainer & Author
John Strand has consulted and taught thousands of classes and hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and penetration testing. He is a coveted speaker and much-loved former SANS instructor and course author. John is a contributor to the industry shaping Penetration Testing Execution Standard and 20 Critical Security Controls frameworks.
In 2008, John founded Black Hills Information Security (BHIS), a pentesting company that strives to understand its clients from a holistic perspective, emphasizing collaboration and education over stunt hacking. Since then, BHIS has grown to become a “tribe of companies” that includes Antisyphon Infosec Training, Active Countermeasures (ACM), Wild West Hackin’ Fest (WWHF), and more!