HSTI is offering a variety of cybersecurity courses. It is important to understand how to protect your networks and data by preventing unauthorized users from accessing digital information. In addition to providing preventative measures we will provide information on what to do if your networks or data is breached. 

This course examines incidence response planning through threat preparation, the understanding of advance persistent threats (APTS) and how to respond to data breaches and malware.

Government, industry, corporations, and companies are responding to Cyber threats from hackers and hostile nation states by forming response teams:

  • A Cyber Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)
  • DHS Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams (HIRT)
  • Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT)

The Homeland Security Training Institute (HSTI) at College of DuPage presents a two part course that covers response to data breaches caused by Cyber attacks, the goals of incident response, the phases of incident response and the development and preparation of incident response.

  • Incidence response steps
  • Incidence response statistics
  • Incidence response cycle
  • Incident Response Plan(s)
  • OSI model
  • Detection methods
  • Incident Response to Data Breaches
  • Advance Persistent threat (APT)
  • Quick review of DDOS attacks

Monday, Feb. 28, 2022
8 a.m. to noon
HSTI-0012-503, $59
Virtual via Zoom

What happens after cyberattacks on your computer systems? 

Cyberattacks include Ransomware, corruption or loss of data, theft of money, espionage, and destruction of computer operating systems. All events that may result in failure of your business or operations. The preparation for cyberattacks is called Incident response.  This Incident Response to Cyberattacks course will help build an understanding on how to prepare, respond, document, and report cyberattacks.

  • SIEM (Security Information and Event Management)
  • PAM vs. PIM
  • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
  • Types of Ransomware
  • Ransomware - Case Studies
  • Prevention
  • Review of Microsoft log files

Monday, March 21, 2022
8 a.m. to noon
HSTI-0012-504, $59
Virtual via Zoom

Participants will develop a broad understanding of Cybersecurity basics and components. This course explores the evolution of Cybersecurity from mainframes to PCs to the Cloud. The course also reviews the timeline of Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

Monday, April 4, 2022
8 a.m. to noon
HSTI-0012-180, $59
Virtual via Zoom

This course examines online scams such as online shopping scams, car sales scams, craigslist scams and more. Review Internet crime through case studies and gain new methods and techniques for safe computing. 

Monday, May 9, 2022
8 a.m. to noon
HSTI-0012-181, $59
Virtual via Zoom

To register call (630) 942-2208 or email for more details.


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