Security Info

(Reading & Whitepapers. Note: Though not endorsed or sponsored by the ISSA, these tools are considered useful for training):

Open Source Network Security Tools for Beginners

Beginner’s Guide to Brute Force and DDoS Attacks

On-Line & In-Seat Training Opportunities:

Many resources are available to professionals in Information Security. While these on-line sources are not associated with the Colorado Springs ISSA Chapter and are not endorsed by the Chapter, you may find one or more of these courses which may be “just the ticket” to advance your knowledge and career! Should you take one of these courses, please report back to us about your experience!


Cyber Degrees

Provides a comprehensive directory of colleges and universities offering cyber security degrees, as well as a wealth of information on career paths within the cyber security field, security clearances, the range of professional security certifications available, free online courses in security topics and more.


Note: The IASE provides CyberSecurity training geared for DoD professionals. Some of their on-line courses are open to the public, while some courses require a DoD PKI cert.


Streaming tutorials on Intro to Operating Systems (Linux/Windows), Networking, and System Administration. Courses can opt for a “Course with Quiz” or “Course only”.


Cybrary launched on January 13, 2015 with the goal of providing free IT and Cyber Security training opportunities. Requires registration.

Offers many on-line courses in Systems Administration, Network Administration, and Cyber Security.


UK-based on-line training:

Introduction to Cyber Security

Eight week course. Four classes per year through 2017. See site for start dates.

(This training is very general and may be beneath the level of ISSA members.)

ics – Click on “Courses Catalog” in the upper left corner.

Offers two on-line courses in “Operational Security (OPSEC) for Control Systems” and “Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems”

Note: Requires registration, but does not seem to be limited to US DHS personnel.


Provides a variety of ~30 minute video courses in Secure Java Programming, Cross Site Scripting, Product Penetration Testing, and others.



Heinz College

Information Systems Security Association

Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College, in partnership with the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), is pleased to announce the creation of the Heinz College- Information Systems Security Association Scholarship.

Beginning in fall 2017, in conjunction with its newly established agreement with ISSA, Heinz College will include ISSA as a participant in the Heinz College Strategic Partners Scholarships program. As part of this designation, Heinz College will award scholarships to incoming students in any of the full-time programs offered by Heinz and part-time students in the college’s Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) and Master of Public Management (MPM) programs who are currently a member of ISSA. The award will be made at the time of admission (no separate application is necessary) and full-time students will receive tuition reduction scholarship of at least $6,000 per semester, while part-time students will receive a 30% tuition reduction scholarship. To be considered, applicants should indicate their status as an ISSA member on the application for admission in the “Partners” section. This scholarship series will be completely funded by the Heinz College operating budget.

Eligibility for Heinz College-Information Systems Security Association Scholarship
The CMU Heinz College Strategic Partners Scholarships program is designed for students who have successfully completed their bachelor’s degree, are currently a member of the ISSA, and wish to obtain a graduate degree from CMU Heinz College.

To learn more about the Heinz College or the Information Systems Security Association partnership, please contact David Eber, Director of Admissions at or 412-268-3347, or complete a brief prospective student profile.

Cyber Defense Center

Note: PPCC provides Cybersecurity training opportunities for students leading to a cybersecurity certificate in the Computer Network Technology degree program or certification in Network+ and Security+. Eight week courses are also available for professionals and hobbyists to expand their understanding of Cybersecurity or to prepare for Cybersercurity industry certification exams. Cost vary depending on the program or training so contact PPCC.


Note: The RPI Group offers a variety of self-paced training in Cyber Security. Please visit their website and peruse their offerings. Contact RPIGroup for costs.


Training to support a range of certifications including: ISC2, CompTIA, ISACA, EC-Council, Microsoft, PMI, and other vendors. The range in price is from $1,095 to $3,095.00 depending on course selection and device options. All pricing can be obtianed by using this link; An additional 5% discount to all ISSA-COS members!


Cost: (TBD. Requires contacting the site first to get current pricing.)


General IT Training:

Cost: $150-$2995


Cost: $300-$2300 as of June 2017


(Known today only by “ISACA”, it formerly stood for: “Information Systems Audit and Control Association”)

Provides: Webinars, Virtual Conferences, Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)

Cost: Varies – Member and Non-Member pricing


Provides a variety of self-paced, online courses in Cisco, Cloud/Virtualization, CompTIA, Cyber Security, Microsoft, Project Management and Social Media.

Cost: Offers self-paced training courses from $99 to $1495 but Training Camp runs promos throughout the year for a one year upgrade to the full video and ebook suite for all IT courses.