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SEC403: Secrets to Successful Cybersecurity Presentation New

Course Syllabus  ·  4 CPEs  ·  Laptop Not Needed

The ultimate toolkit to secure buy-in, approvals for requests, and career growth

While you may have decided to become a cybersecurity pro in order to work cases and catch bad guys, changes in technologies, user requirements, and incidents mean you'll also likely be called upon to present to other technologists, users, and leadership. In order to improve the technical quality of your work and advance your career, you'll need effective presentation skills.

SEC403 gives you the skills to put together an effective security briefing, secure the interest and engagement of your audience, and confidently deliver presentations to a variety of groups. You'll learn effective techniques to secure management approval for new security projects and tools, as well as how to handle the toughest questions and adjust on-the-fly. Designed exclusively for cybersecurity professionals, this course covers best practices for common security presentations such as penetration testing reports, security assessment reports, incident updates, after-action reports, security awareness briefings, and more.

Course Syllabus

Overview

You can have the best presentation material on the planet, but if your audience isn't listening, the material doesn't matter. Much of your communication is non-verbal, so the effectiveness of a presentation depends on understanding body language and non-verbal cues. Section one provides techniques to capture and keep your audience's attention throughout your presentation.

You Will Learn to:

  • Project authority, energy, and awareness
  • Develop effective non-verbal communication skills
  • Identify common presentation mistakes
  • Develop strategies to reduce anxiety when speaking
  • Effectively manage interruptions

CPE/CMU Credits: 1

Overview

It's vital that your audience grasp the most important elements of your presentation, remember what you've shared, and act on that information. Your presentation should be interesting, understandable, illuminating, and persuasive. In section two you will learn powerful techniques to focus and engage your audience, how to use tools and visuals effectively, and how to handle questions for maximum impact. You'll also learn how to apply a proven, step-by-step method to put together a persuasive presentation - it won't transform a bad idea into a good one, but it will make it more likely that your important ideas will be adopted.

You Will Learn to:

  • Set up the presentation to gain audience trust
  • Identify common errors when opening
  • Develop and use techniques to prevent the audience from losing focus
  • Solve voice challenges
  • Use visuals effectively
  • Develop and use techniques to respond to all types of questions

CPE/CMU Credits: 1

Overview

In this section, you'll learn how to present during and after incidents. We'll cover communication between responders and management as well as presentation and report recommendations for Incident Response teams. We'll detail the top mistakes to avoid, plus arm you with tips to take your reports and presentations from good to great. Whether you want your audience to more carefully follow computer safety guidelines, approve funding for your proposal, or support an innovative approach to solving a problem, you are asking them to take action they may not have planned on taking when they walked into the room. That's hard! You'll learn how to tailor your presentation to your audience, set the stage for success, present your findings, and clearly deliver conclusions and recommendations.

You Will Learn to:

  • What tools good speakers use
  • How to create an effective outline
  • How to use timelines effectively
  • How examples can reinforce your position
  • How to persuade management to take action
  • How to effectively use reference metrics

CPE/CMU Credits: 1

Overview

In section four, you'll apply what you've learned by evaluating other speakers. Analyzing other presentations will help identify errors and reinforce the skills needed to become an effective presenter.

CPE/CMU Credits: 1