Cybersecurity Awareness - Malware Explained

Hours: 1 / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $129.00

Course Overview:

This course talks about the history of malware, how it works, understanding the risk and how to protect against it. Students will learn the basics of malware in the context of both home and corporate users and will understand how to combat malicious software in an effective way. Corporate and home computer users will benefit from this course as it is intended for anyone with a vested interest in learning how to secure their systems from malware. 

Instructor Biography:

Serge Borso is the owner and principal consultant of SpyderSec and a SANS Community Instructor. He is an active member in the information security community and has consulted with dozens of organizations to improve their security posture. He has previously developed enterprise vulnerability management programs, created security awareness training solutions and worked to implement a transparent biometric security system for over one million unique online banking users to help combat fraudulent transactions. Currently Serge leads penetration testing engagements and is responsible for the vision, strategy and product/service offerings of SpyderSec.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Malware Background                    

  • What is malware?
  • Is this a virus?
  • How does malware work?
  • How do infections occur?
  • Malware and smartphones
Lesson 2: Malware Risks & Implications                     
  • Risks of Malware
  • Case studies
  • Real-World implications
Lesson 3: Protection from Malware                            
  • What are we really up against?
  • How do we stop malware?
  • Protecting ourselves and our company

Lesson 4: Wrapping up                     

  • Educate, separate and mitigate

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.