• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Discover client protection practices including encryption, and explore malware concepts such as viruses, spyware, worms, and adware.

Learning Objectives

Security Fundamentals: Encryption and Malware

  • identify characteristics of EFS
  • distinguish between different encryption methods
  • identify characteristics and uses of VPN and encryption algorithms
  • recognize certificate properties and services policy best practices
  • recognize characteristics of token devices
  • lock down devices to run only trusted applications
  • recognize characteristics of buffer overflow
  • distinguish between characteristics of worms, trojans, and spyware
  • understand viruses and polymorphic viruses
  • understand ransomware and adware
  • distinguish between rootkits, backdoors, and zero-day attacks


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 Infrastructure Support
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Systems Analysis