Online Training Course
Vulnerability Assessment & Management
Build critical cybersecurity knowledge and skills needed for Blue & Red teams to analyze, report, and remediate vulnerabilities.
Whether it’s the Blue, Red, or Purple Team, Vulnerability Management is a critical component in protecting the organization from cyber-attacks. Where the Security Operations Center (SOC) is responsible for putting out fires, the role of Vulnerability Management is to assess, prioritize, and resolve weaknesses in enterprise systems before getting the SOC involved.
On top of detection and evaluation responsibilities, Vulnerability Analysts must know how to effectively translate reports and mitigation strategies to different stakeholders within the organization, from the SOC to the C-suite. Vulnerability Management is not just an audit to check a box, but a constant reevaluation process necessary for continuous and effective risk management.
The Vulnerability Assessment and Management course is a five-hour, online introductory training program to the field of Vulnerability Assessment, with an emphasis on reporting and analysis. This course also includes 2 hours of lab exercises plus an optional, custom live online session.
It is recommended to have some basic knowledge of IT infrastructure and familiarity with security systems and controls. Practitioners with a Security+ certification or those who have completed CyberVista’s Critical Knowledge course are suggested.
There are several options to continue your training following the Vulnerability Assessment & Management course depending on your interests.
For technical roles:
For managerial roles:
Who should take this course?
- Blue/Red/Purple Team
- Vulnerability Assessors, Analysts, and Managers
- Cybersecurity and Infosec Managers
- IT making the transition to cybersecurity
- ISO-27001 Implementor
Benefits of Training
Organizations participating in this offering will experience the following major benefits:
- Improve detection and evaluation capabilities of enterprise vulnerabilities
- Effectively describe threats and recommend mitigation techniques with different stakeholders
- Boost comprehension and retention with real-life, hands-on scenarios
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An intelligent solution.
Easily administer a diagnostic assessment is used to determine each team member’s strengths and weaknesses.
Engage with introductory videos, modular lessons, and interviews with Health IT experts.
Take-home activities and hands-on labs reinforce practical applications of security concepts.
Participants conclude training with a final assessment to determine improvement across knowledge and skills.
The Vulnerability Assessment and Management course consists of three domains that establish foundational cybersecurity knowledge on risks and threats, how to effectively manage and report vulnerabilities, and common detection and mitigation tactics. Click on the sections below to see the expanded topic areas within each domain.
Domain 1: Risk and Threats
Unit 1: Risk Analysis – Explain the relationship between vulnerabilities, threats, likelihood, impact, and response in cybersecurity risk analysis within an organization.
Unit 2: Threat Modeling – Identify and categorize the likely threats that may target types of businesses.
Domain 2: Managing and Reporting Vulnerabilities
Unit 1: Vulnerability Management – Describe the steps in vulnerability assessment, and how to collaborate with the security team and communicate with the rest of the company.
Unit 2: Vulnerability Reporting – Given a series of vulnerability scans, describe how to report the threats to the business.
Domain 3: Detecting and Mitigating Vulnerabilities
Unit 1: Defensive vs. Offensive Detection – Explain how blue and red teams use reconnaissance techniques to locate targets and identify potential vulnerabilities. Provide recommendations on remediation steps.
Unit 2: Common Enterprise Vulnerabilities and Mitigations – Given an enterprise asset, choose the appropriate vulnerability tool to automate assessment. Describe and recommend mitigation techniques for common vulnerabilities.
This course includes:
- 5hrs of On-Demand Video Lessons
- 12 Question Diagnostic Exam
- 12 Question Final Exam
- 26 Knowledge Check Questions
- 2 Hands-On Lab Exercises
- 2hr Live Online Lesson (Optional)
- Subject Matter Expert Interviews
- Tool and Shortcut Handouts
- Performance Tracker
Request more information on training options for your cybersecurity teams. Private classes are available.
Vulnerability Assessment and Management Course FAQs
How is training delivered?
The standard training modality of the course is video-on-demand. Participants have access to all training tools including video lessons, guided labs, knowledge checks, and more within our proprietary LMS for 180-days. Live online instruction is available upon request.
Does this course train towards a certification?
No. While certain units and topics may reflect select certifications, the intended purpose of the Vulnerability Assessment and Management course is not to prepare for an exam but to cover the foundational concepts, processes, and mitigation tactics essential for practitioners in the vulnerability management function.
Who are the instructors of the course?
- Timothy Stover, Lead Content Developer, CEH
- Robin Abernathy, Content Manager, A+, Network+, Security+, CASP+, CAPM, CISSP
- Jonathan Lanning, Senior Security Manager, Adjunct Instructor, GREM, GPEN, GCFA, GCIH, GSEC
- Paul Woodard, IT Security Analyst, A+, Network+, Security+, CASP+, CompTIA IT Operations Specialist, CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist
Is a certificate of completion available?
Yes! Participants receive a digital badge once they have successfully completed the course. This badge can be displayed on social profiles or email signatures. Click here to learn more about CyberVista’s digital badging.