Module 01 – Information Security Fundamentals

Information Security Training - New for 2021 – Virtual Learning with Experts

 Monday, 24 May 2021 - Wednesday, 9 June 2021

 09:00 – 13:00 UTC
Information Security Fundamentals  – Module Overview
This is the first module of the “Information Security” training programme delivered by Arab States Research and education Network (ASREN), with the support of Internet Society (ISOC) and the EU co-funded projects AfricaConnect3 and EUMEDCONNECT3.
This learning path builds on your existing IT knowledge and introduces you to fundamental information security concepts and areas. You will gain confidence in your cybersecurity skills as you progress through the course and learn a broad range of new skills. Upon completion, you will have the baseline knowledge and skills necessary to establish a foothold in the world of cybersecurity.
The training is open to all ASREN members, member organizations and partners.
Who will benefit from attending this training programme?
  • System/network administrators at NRENs or NREN member organisations
  • System administrators at computing centres or NOCs
Learning Objectives
  • Information Security terminology
  • Security attacks, services, and mechanisms
  • Cryptography overview
  • Cryptographic algorithms and protocols
  • Cryptographic data integrity algorithms
  • Cryptographic keys management and distribution
  • Security and access controls fundamentals
  • User authentication
  • Solid understanding of computers and networking
  • Have basic programming background
  • Understand basic operating system concepts, such as users, process, memory, etc.
Sessions Schedule (live online) 
All materials will be added to the ASREN Training Portal, to access the Training Portal please click here.
 Session Title  Date  Time (UTC)
 Training presentation and virtualization refresher  Monday 5/24/2021  9:00 -13:00
 Computer security concepts & Symmetric key cryptography  Wednesday 5/26/2021  9:00 -13:00
 Public key cryptography  Monday 5/31/2021  9:00 -13:00
 Data Integrity & User authentication  Wednesday 6/2/2021  9:00 -13:00
 Cryptographic key management  Monday 6/7/2021  9:00 -13:00
 Federated Identity Management  Wednesday 6/9/2021  9:00 -13:00
Meet the expert
Eriko Porto, For more than 16 years Eriko has been working in the roll-out of network infrastructures across various continents. Eriko has worked for RedCLARA from 2004 to 2010, leading the network implementation, and successfully establishing the network infrastructure for research and education, within the Latin American region and towards Europe. From 2010 to 2016 Eriko has successfully developed the R&E network for the Caribbean region – C@ribNET. Eriko delivered the strategic planning and the implementation of the supporting regional network infrastructure; leaded the teams of network engineering and operations; and provided guidance and support for the development of the embryonic NRENs in the Caribbean region. Eriko has also worked as a Professor of Computer Networks related courses for universities in Brazil, and as Instructor on several workshops developed and delivered to the R&E community.At present Eriko is a consultant for Information Technology and Security, working with ASREN – The Arab States Research and Education Network – based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Programme outline

The training program consists of a number of live online, instructor-led sessions covering a wide range of subjects (sub-modules) on:

  • Module 1: Information Security Fundamentals, 24 May - 9 June 2021
  • Module 2: Internet Security, 5 - 21 July 2021
  • Module 3: Computer Security, 6 - 22 September 2021
  • Module 4: IT Security Management, 14 - 30 March 2022