• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Perhaps nothing is more frustrating for the average computer user or his IT security staffer than being tricked into divulging sensitive information by a social engineering practitioner. Hackers are malicious and ingenious using malware, bots, ransomware, viruses, and plain garden-variety scams but there are sensible ways to reduce the risk. This 13-video course offers you invaluable information on hackers' methods and ways to mitigate their devious schemes, whether by e-mail phishing messages, malware, or bots, a favorite tool of black-market operators. Next, learners explore the danger of ransomware and how to mitigate this threat; how malware and botnets have become black-market commodities; and why botnets are proliferating under cybercriminals' user control. Then watch a demonstration of how to configure a reverse shell and use the Malzilla tool to explore malicious web pages. The course concludes by exploring a GUI (graphical user interface) malware dashboard and showing how to configure malware settings on an endpoint device. The course helps to prepare learners for CompTIA+ Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) CS0-002 certification exam.

Learning Objectives

Discover the key concepts covered in this course.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cyber Operational Planning
  • Cyber Operations
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Executive Cyber Leadership
  • Threat Analysis