Introduction to IT Security
Learning objectives

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify security risks and apply risk mitigation strategies.
  • Recognize security management concepts.
  • Identify physical security risks and define appropriate access controls.
  • Identify different data states and the risk mitigations used to protect the data.
  • Identify application security risks and define appropriate mitigations.
  • Recognize how network attacks work and their countermeasures.
  • Recognize security considerations for cloud-based systems.
  • Identify PCI data security standards to business-as-usual best practices.
  • Recognize threat vulnerabilities and define security plans.
  • Identify an incident response plan.
  • Identify cybersecurity preparedness through assessment processes.
mike potenza

Instructor bio

Michael Potenza earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and his Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering from the Cooper Union. He received his Master of Science in Accounting from Devry University, and finally his Juris Doctorate from St. John’s Law School. Mike is a licensed CPA, Professional Engineer and admitted into the NY State Bar. In 2021, Mike joined the Becker team in a full-time role as Director of Exam Curriculum and now oversees CPA and CMA Curriculum, New Product Curriculum Development, as well as Academic Support. Mike still teaches REG, BEC and FARE for CPA and he also teaches for CMA.

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