Foundations of Cybersecurity: Malware

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level
Introductory
Subject
Cybersecurity
Course Length
2 hours 8 minutes
Subscription
Foundation

Course Description

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.

Requirements

  • A strong foundation in basic networking concepts
  • A solid understanding of TCP/IP protocols and how they work

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.