• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

This course highlights 'dark' or deceptive activities that are employed by malicious users via the Internet. Several legitimate purpose technologies and techniques and how they are leveraged, or manipulated for fraudulent purposes, is discussed. Threats from topics such as zero-day attacks, dark web, alternate OSs, VPN/TOR, weaponized psychology, and anonymous services will be detailed, as well as methods for concealing one’s identity. These methods are taught in order for cybersecurity experts to defend against such attacks. The course includes reinforcing video demonstrations.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain several techniques for obfuscating online activities.
  • List examples of technologies leveraged for deceptive purposes.
  • Detail best practices for prevention and protection from malicious cyber activities.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.