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InfoSec Convergence

Security Convergence: Principles of Information Security and Digital Forensics

Bridge the communication gap between Physical Security and Information Security. sec301

Security convergence is a concerted and results-oriented effort to work together.  

As physical security and information security boundaries have become increasingly blurred many organizations are experiencing challenges with how to effectively and efficiently manage security.

A little technical training will go a long way toward team building, improving skill sets, and communicating effectively with IT and IS departments.

If you are new to the field of information security and digital forensics, this course is for you!

Improve teamwork between physical security and cybersecurity.

Investigations into either physical or cyber breaches need to involve both parties, as weaknesses in one area of security can have serious repercussions for the other.  If physical security and information security departments do not work together they may miss out on valuable information that could be beneficial to both areas regarding particular risks and threats.

  • Cross-training equates to improved productivity and cost-control.

    Build a "human firewall".  A cross-trained organization is more cohesive, with different divisions pursuing similar goals.  All personnel working together will reduce an organization’s overall risk profile and streamline some redundant security processes.  A cross training plan that would help physical security professionals understand what information security threats are and how to spot them. 

  • Get started in Information Security and Digital Forensics.

    Information security and computer forensics are the skills that will continue to be in demand.  This course will  give students a solid foundation in key information security and network security concepts and processes. 

    In addition, as a primer for getting started in computer forensics, this course covers the  basic principles of digital forensics and cloud computing forensics, which is the recommended pre-requisite training for the follow-on "Advanced Computer Forensic Investigation"  hands-on course.

This course aligns with the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), and ISACA’s CyberSecurity Fundamentals Certificate exam objectives.

Course content includes:

  • Information Security Principles
  • Access Control
  • Cryptography and Public Key Infrastructure
  • Networking Principles - OSI and TCP/IP
  • Network Security
  • Application Security
  • Physical Security power management, environmental and emanation security
  • Digital Forensics - Key Technical Concepts
  • "Cloud Computing" Forensic Principles


* This course does NOT cover indepth Physical Security Protection systems. For information about our physical security courses, click here.