Security Awareness: Basic Concepts and Terminology

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.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 15, 2018
Duration
56m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 15, 2018
Duration
56m
Description

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
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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, I'm Jason Helmick, an author here at Pluralsight and welcome to my course, Security Awareness: Basic Concepts and Terminology. Now look, the televised news reports of a recent attack contain a lot of information; however, most people find that the problem is understanding all the terminology and what the meaning of the attack actually is. You aren't sure what to do. You're not exactly sure if your home or your office is under attack, who should you report this to, and what are you going to do about it. So taking the time to learn about the basic concepts and the vocabulary of cybersecurity can help prevent a future attack or even stop on in its track. You're a part of the solution. In this course you will learn how to protect your business and yourself with gaining knowledge of cybersecurity and its terminology. Learn the types of common attacks and defenses against them. Learn how to be proactive and avoid getting infected with malicious software or a malicious person. Join me on this journey and start learning about cybersecurity. Here at Pluralsight we love learning and we hope that you do, too.