Sunday, August 23, 2015

Free Security Books, Training, and Classes

A collection of free security training resources and books. Good places to start.

Classes

Metasploit Unleashed - https://www.offensive-security.com/metasploit-unleashed/

Technet Labs (Do search for PKI) - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/bb467605.aspx

VMware Labs - http://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/catalog/123
(Concentrate on VMware NSX intro and advanced)

Books

Security Engineering by Ross Anderson - https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/book.html

Learn python the hard way (Use the try it for free) - http://learnpythonthehardway.org/



Coursera Courses
Cybersecurity (All Courses below. Only $49 if you want the specialization cert) - https://www.coursera.org/specialization/cybersecurity/7

Cryptography 1 (Standford Course) - https://www.coursera.org/course/crypto

Software Security - https://www.coursera.org/course/softwaresec

Cybersecurity and its ten domains - https://www.coursera.org/learn/cyber-security-domain

Cryptography (University of Maryland) - https://www.coursera.org/course/cryptography

Hardware Security - https://www.coursera.org/course/hardwaresec

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technology - https://www.coursera.org/course/bitcointech

Usable Security - https://www.coursera.org/course/usablesec

Cryptography 2 - https://www.coursera.org/course/crypto2

Information Security and Risk management in context - https://www.coursera.org/course/inforiskman

Surveillance Law - https://www.coursera.org/course/surveillance
I highly recommend this one for counterintelligence purposes

Designing and executing information security strategies - https://www.coursera.org/course/infosec

Kahn Academy

Computer Science - https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-science

Collection of Security Defense tactics

Privacy and security conscious browsing - https://gist.github.com/atcuno/3425484ac5cce5298932

Best Practices on securing active directory - https://blogs.microsoft.com/cybertrust/2013/06/03/microsoft-releases-new-mitigation-guidance-for-active-directory/

Better Crypto hardening - https://bettercrypto.org/faq/

Mitigating pass the hash version 1 and 2 - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36036

Getting Started with virtual smart cards - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn579260.aspx










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