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Logical Security: The Network Layer

Course Description

​A well-developed and implemented logical security management program is essential for most business processes, and ensures logical data and information assets are properly protected from inappropriate access and unapproved data exfiltration.

Internal auditors need a basic understanding of logical security. Without this knowledge, internal auditors may not recognize excessive access, potential lack of separation of duties (SoD), and other risks, and may lack the ability to assess or audit the design or effectiveness of logical access controls.

This course delivers an introduction to logical security concepts for networks, and emphasizes the significant role logical security plays in protecting sensitive and confidential electronic data and information assets. Further, this course provides guidance for building proficiencies in logical security-related assurance services by describing the general IT competencies needed by today’s internal auditors.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Distinguish characteristics of privileged access.
  • Identify common network concepts and terminology.
  • Describe basic network architecture.
Course Duration: 1.4 day(s)
CPEs Available: 1.4
Knowledge Level: Basic
Field of Study: Information Technology
Prerequisites: 
​None
Advance Preparation: 
​None
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study