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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Continuing IT Training Program

Advanced Network Vulnerabilities Assessment

Program Overview

This course will introduce students to the tools, techniques, and procedures used by adversaries to compromise networks.  Students will become familiar with the various categories of malware, attacker methodologies, and various attack vendors.  They will be introduced to the methodology for detecting, containing, eradicating, and recovering from a beach or malware outbreak.

Key Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to identify general techniques used to exploit vulnerabilities. As an advanced course, the content is technical in nature, and the course is not meant to provide 'how to' guidance for conducting an IT bank examination.

Instructional Format

Lectures, and classroom discussion, and when possible in-class labs


Four days



Target Audience

IT Subject Matter Experts and IT Examiners with significant experience.

This course is open to appropriate staff of the FDIC and partner government regulatory agencies. This course is not open to the public or staff of private banks.


If possilbe, Mainframe Security for Examiners

Pre-Course Assignment


Special Requirements


Post Course Feedback

This course should be followed by Introduction to Incident Response.


Depending on the vendor, this course may provide CPE/CEU credits. Any credits offered would be strictly handled by the vendor.

More Information

For more information, please contact Kathryn Shipley at (703) 516-5071.

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