Security Awareness: Malware at Work

Often disguised as something that you want, malware attacks are not always obvious. Learn how to prevent malware attacks from disrupting or disabling your system through simple popup ads or links, and from holding your data for ransom.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 15, 2018
Duration
1h 13m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 15, 2018
Duration
1h 13m
Description

Cybercriminals are very good at hiding or bundling malicious software and luring you to download and install the software. In this course, Security Awareness: Malware at Work, you'll learn how to protect your business and yourself by gaining knowledge of malware attacks. First, you'll dive into identifying the attack and how to stop from becoming affected by these attacks. Next, you'll explore how to be more proactive in avoiding this type of attack. Finally, you'll discover how to identify who you should notify if a malware attack is detected. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the necessary skills and knowledge of security awareness needed to prevent malware attacks at home and at work.

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: Malware at Work. Cybercriminals are really good at hiding and bundling malicious software and luring you, tricking you into downloading and installing that software. Oftentimes, it's disguised as something you want. That's what makes it easy to trick you into it, and it can cause distribution to your system as simple as pop-up ads, or go as far as disabling your system entirely, or holding your data for ransom. In this course, you'll learn how to protect your business and yourself with gaining knowledge of malware attacks. You'll learn how to identify the attack, how to stop from falling a victim to the attack. You'll also learn how to be more proactive in avoiding this type of attack and who to notify if you detect one. So join me on this journey to start learning about cybersecurity and malware attacks. Here at Pluralsight, we love learning, and we hope that you do too.