Security Training

Security Training

Organizations require professionals with the skills to protect their businesses from the growing risk of cyber threats, however; there is a global shortage of individuals with the needed skills.

Part of the solution can be providing your current IT professionals with the proper training to take on security responsibilities.  In Atlantic Canada and New England, this can often mean taking the time and bearing the expense to send employees to courses hosted in other markets.

To make it simpler to get the needed training with a live trainer, Mariner is pleased to announce the launch of its Security Training Suite. Below is a list of current and upcoming courses offered in either Halifax, NS or Saint John, NB. Dedicated sessions for specific companies and other organizations can also be arranged.  Check back often for new additions and updates.

Courses are open to US residents.

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Current Courses Offered

OWASP Top Ten and Secure Software Design

Course begins February 26, 2018
Earn 22 CPE credits
Length: 4 days
Location: Downtown Halifax

Early Bird Price: $2800 CAD
Price after February 15, 2018: $3000 CAD
Registration Deadline:  February 23, 2017

Cost includes all course materials but not the cost of the exam.

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OWASP Top Ten and Secure Software Design

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A practical guide to proactive software security – learn the software methodologies that help create a more secure environment, analyze risk and understand likely attacks.

This 4-day live instructor led course covers topics such as analyzing risks, understanding likely attacks, and software methodologies to help create a more secure environment. By looking at the threats in any deployment environment and studying the vulnerabilities common to applications, this course teaches how to deal with attacks both known and unknown.

At course completion, students will be able to: identify common threats to applications, understand secure environments, identify types of software testing, describe OWASP Top 10, prevent SQL injection and cross-site scripting attacks.


  • Before attending this course, students should have basic programming knowledge

Topics Module:

  1. Introduction to Security
  2. Common Threats
  3. The Network Environment
  4. The Operating System Environment
  5. The Database Environment
  6. Programming Languages
  7. Security Requirements Planning
  8. Vulnerability Mapping
  9. Development and Implementation
  10. Application Review and Testing
  11. Incorporating SSD with the SDLC
  12. Personnel Training
  13. A Culture of Security
  14. Web Application Threats
  15. Secure Data Management
  16. Zero Day and Beyond
  17. OWASP Top 10

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About the Instructor:
Glen E. Clarke (MCITP/MCSD/MCDBA/MCT/CCNA/CISSO/CEH/CHFI/SCNP/Security+) is an author and technical instructor with 20 years’ experience in the IT industry.  Glen holds a number of networking and security certifications, including CCNA, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacker Forensics Investigator (CHFI).  Glen is author of the “Security+ Certification Study Guide”, “Network+ Certification Study Guide”, “CCENT Certification All-In-One For Dummies”, and the best-selling “A+ Certification All-In-One For Dummies”.

Upcoming Courses

Here’s a look at the courses planned for 2018. Please check back regularly for dates and registration details.

  • Security+ Certification (5 Days) – This course is designed to help students prepare for the CompTIA Security+ exam by covering a wide range of topics such as network security, physical security, malware, and incident response.
  • CSA+ (5 Days) – The Cyber Security Analyst course follows the Security+ course and is an international, vendor-neutral cybersecurity certification that applies behavioral analytics to improve the overall state of IT security. CSA+ validates critical knowledge and skills that are required to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats.
  • CASP (5 Days) – The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner is the 3rd course in the CompTIA series that teaches security professionals the details of security topics such as cryptography, virtualization, implementing host security, application security, and security research.
  • Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures (5 Days) – This course is designed to teach students about the different types of attacks that are common against systems and emphasizes how to protect against those attacks!
  • Computer Forensics and Investigations (5 Days) – This course introduces students to the world of computer forensics and investigation and demonstrates how to acquire, analyze, and report on evidence when performing an internal investigation.
  • Network Defense and Countermeasures (5 Days) – This course is focused on the details of protecting the network with discussions on packet signature analysis, firewalls, IDS, and routers.
  • Information System Security Officer (ISSO) (5 Days) – The ISSO course is a 5-day course that exposes students to the wide range of information system security topics and helps them gain the knowledge needed to oversee the security of an organization.
  • CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response (5 Days) – This 5-day course is designed to teach IT professionals how to monitor and detect security incidents on information systems and networks, and how to prepare a proper incident response to such incidents.


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