Cybersecurity: Malware

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level
Introductory
Subject
Cybersecurity
Course Length
1 hour
Subscription
Foundation

Course Description

This course discusses malicious software, known generally as malware. This is any type of software code that's going to perform negative or unwanted actions on your systems once it is installed. A malware infection can often lead to remote hacker control of your machine, so it's not just malicious code that is a concern. We also need to consider the other consequences related to malware infection. Because malware can cause damage to files and cause serious downtime, malware management and malware prevention is an important part of security management.

Requirements

  • Basic understanding of networking terminology and applications, intranet and internet services, protocols, ports, as well as networking and security devices.
  • Basic knowledge in installation of security software, such as antivirus or firewalls, and general understanding of operating systems functionalities (Windows and Linux)

Instructors

James Michael Stewart

Michael has over 30 years experience with computers and technology with a focus on security, certification, and various operating systems. He has been teaching job skills and certification courses on topics like CISSP, ethical hacking and penetration testing, computer forensics, and Security Plus for over 20 years. He is also the primary author of two books and holds a variety of certifications including CISSP, CEH, CHFI, ECSA, and Security Plus.