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:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**