Security Awareness: Basic Concepts and Terminology

by Jason Helmick

Reports of cyber attacks contain a lot of information, but do you understand the meaning of the attacks? Learn about the basic concepts and vocabulary of cyber security and how they can help prevent a future attack or stop one in its tracks.

What you'll learn

After a cyber attack report, you may not be sure what to do and you’re not exactly sure if your home or office is under attack or who to report it to. In this course, Security Awareness: Basic Concepts and Terminology, you'll learn how to protect your business and yourself from cyber attacks. First, you'll dive into an overview of cyber security terminology. Next, you'll explore the common types of attacks and defenses against them. Finally, you'll discover how to be proactive and avoid getting infected with malicious software or a malicious person. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the necessary skills and knowledge of cyber security needed to prevent a future attack.

About the author

Jason Helmick is an author for Pluralsight. His IT career spans more than 25 years or enterprise consulting on a variety of technologies, with a focus on strategic IT business planning. He’s a highly successful IT author, columnist, lecturer, and instructor, specializing in automation practices for the IT pro. Jason is a leader in the IT professional community, and serves as board member and COO/CFO of PowerShell.Org. Jason’s publications include Learn Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches, and he h... more

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