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Basics of Information Security

The NSD Certification in Basics of Information Security (NCBIS) is a Six week / 12 session program for every individual who aspires to kick-start ones career in cyber security.

Foundation Track

Certification under the National Security Database

Gain skills to assume entry-level positions in Cyber Security Operations!


The NSD Certified Basic Information Security (NCBIS) program is designed to equip students, and professionals aspiring to start a technical career in cyber security. This is a foundation technical program that is considered essential to launch into the exciting world of Cyber Security.

Students, Individuals who possess basic computer knowledge, IT & ITES professionals, Cyber Lawyers, Cyber Auditors, Cyber Incident Professionals, and faculty members teaching new and emerging technologies will have a pragmatic view of security operations.



Course Outcomes

  1. Understanding of Basic concepts in information and cyber security.

  2. A practical view of the subjects covered

  3. Knowledge of Industry-level cyber operations, laws, policies and frameworks.

  4. Ability to Identify and respond to security incidents.

  5. Skills to assume entry-level positions in Security Operations (Security analyst / JR. Engineer)

What will you get:

  • Access to Video Lecture Recordings for six months
  • 60 Day access to Cyberange Virtual Labs (ID/Password will be sent by email)
  • NSD Course Completion Certification
  • NSD NCBIS Examination – Two free attempts
  • NSD Cadet Level Certification
  • Free access to the ISAC Members NCBIS community

Apply by 21st January 2022

Training Schedule: 3 PM – 7 PM

  • 22nd – 23rd January 
  • 29th – 30th January
  • 05th – 06th February
  • 12th – 13th February
  • 19th – 20th February
  • 26th – 27th February


Instructor-Led, live online.

Program Fee

INR 20,000 + Taxes

Admission is subject to selection and the remittance of fees. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment. 

Who Should Attend

Eligibility: Individuals who possess basic computer knowledge

  • Students who are in B.Tech/BA/B.Com/B.Sc/CA/CS/LLB
  • Polytechnic/Diploma holders
  • Professionals from IT/ITES/Audit/Insurance/Law
  • Professionals who are planning to change their career/transit to Information Security Domain
  • Armed Forces Personnel planning to take up cyber security roles
  • Women on Sabbatical/Break from work


Group Captain Anand Naidu (Retd)
Director - ISAC
+91 88008 80757

Program Modules - 48 Hours Theory across 12 sessions (six weeks) with hands-on lab access for 60 days.

Week 1

  • Definitions of Cyber Security and Information Security
  • Common Terms used in Cyber Security
  • Cyber Security Structure in Organization
  • Security Layers and Vulnerability
  • Malware and its various Types

Week 2

  • Attacks, Exploits and Preventive Methods
  • Lab Practice – Password cracking
  • Data Loss prevention Systems (DLP)
  • Intrusion Detection System (IDS)
  • Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
  • Honeypot

Week 3

  • Penetration Testing
  • Lab Practice – Basics of Pen Testing
  • Threats and Threat Profiling
  • Advanced Persistent Threats
  • Reverse Engineering

Week 4

  • Software development life cycle
  • Using Commercial-off-the-Shelf module and software
  • Change and Release Management
  • DevOps and DevSecOps
  • Opensource, Virtual Computing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Internet Of Things (IoT)
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Week 5

  • Network Security
    Lab Practice – Packet
  • Capturing and Reconnaissance

Week 6

  • Mobile Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Management Process
  • Typical day in the life of Security Analyst
  • Cyber Law, Ethics and conflict resolution

Hands-on with Cyberange Virtual Labs

Get 60 Days access to Cyberange Virtual Labs for hands-on practice:

  • Penetration Testing Labs
  • Social Engineering Labs
  • Malware Labs
  • Cyber Forensic Labs
  • Password Cracking Labs
  • Bug Bounty Labs

Learn cyber security basics practically with your Instructor with our cloud labs!


Our Instructor

Murugappan Krishnan

Murugappan Krishan

A highly accomplished security professional and trainer backed with academic qualification such as B.C.A, M.Sc. Cyber Forensics and Information Security and M.B.A in Systems. He has also completed a Post Graduate Program in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from University of Texas, Austin. He holds Global Industry certifications like OCEG GRCP, OCEG GRCA, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CIPT, CEH, SCNA, CPISI(PCI-DSS), ITIL, CCSE, CCSK, AWS Cloud Solution Architect Associate and ISO 27K Lead Auditor.

Backed with strong corporate engagements involving implementations and operations, he conducted various security training programmes for all ranges of audience, aspiring students to top executives.