Malware is an application that causes harm to a computer system. Knowledge of malware, how to avoid infection, and how to respond to corrupt systems are key elements of security management. In this course, you will learn about the various types of malware, such as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, bots and botnets, backdoors, remote access Trojans, rootkits, spyware, adware, scareware, and ransomware. You will also learn about countermeasures and defenses to prevent your system being compromised by malicious code.
- A strong foundation in basic networking concepts
- A solid understanding of TCP/IP protocols and how they work