Security Awareness: Phishing - How Hackers Get Your Secrets

Common, everyday communication, such as email, websites, and phone calls could potentially be a cybercriminal trying to lure you to expose information. This course teaches you how to protect yourself and your company from phishing attacks.
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(18)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 15, 2018
Duration
52m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(18)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 15, 2018
Duration
52m
Description

Hackers (cybercriminals) will try to lure you to exposing information or installing malicious software by clicking a link or opening an attachment. In this course, Security Awareness: Phishing - How Hackers Get Your Secrets, you'll learn how to protect your business and yourself from malicious attacks. First, you'll gain the knowledge of a specific attack known as phishing. Next, you'll discover how to identify the attack and how to stop from becoming a victim to cybercriminals. Finally, you will explore how to be more proactive in avoiding this type of attack and who to notify if one is detected. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of cyber security needed to protect yourself and your company from phishing attacks.

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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Course Overview
Hi, I'm Jason Helmick, an author here at Pluralsight, and welcome to my course, Phishing - How Hackers get your Secrets. Now, hackers, or cyber criminals, will try to convince you to provide information that will actually help them steal money from you, either personally or from your company. Common everyday communications, such as emails or websites or phone calls, could potentially be trying to lure you into exposing that information that you normally wouldn't give out. This might force you or drag you into clicking a link or opening up an attachment that has malware. So in this course you will learn how to protect your business and yourself with gaining knowledge of specific attacks known as phishing. You'll learn how to identify the attack, how to stop the attack, and stop from falling victim to that attack. You'll also learn how to be more proactive in avoiding it overall, and who needs to be notified if it's detected. So join me on this journey to start learning about cyber security and phishing attacks. Here at Pluralsight we love learning, and we hope that you do too.