Learn about the current threats and threat models utilized in the industry in this video.
- [Instructor] Vulnerabilities are a weakness…in a system that could be exploited…because there's no appropriate countermeasure in place.…A threat occurs when a vulnerability…is identified or exploited.…For example, if you forgot to patch your Windows computer…for a particular software bug,…such as the one outlined in the MS17-010 vulnerability,…then a malicious actor could exploit your computer…using that vulnerability…and that's exactly what happened with…the WannaCry ransomware.…It searched the internet looking for Windows computers…that were missing that patch…and exploited them for the threat actor's…own financial gain.…
Currently, the biggest threats to most organizations…stem from the use of mobile devices,…the use of wireless networks,…and being vulnerable to social engineering.…Because of this,…both security professionals and the end users…have to be trained in the proper use…of their mobile devices,…how to remain secure when using a wireless network,…and how to avoid being the victim…of a social engineering attack.…
- Best practices for conducting research
- Current threats and threat models
- Emerging social media platforms and their threats
- Integrating research into business functions
- Security activities across the systems and software development lifecycles
- Adapting solutions to meet business needs
- Collaborating with programmers, sales staff, facilities managers, and others
- Providing guidance to senior management
Skill Level Advanced
1. Research Methods
2 Security Activities across the Life Cycle
3. Collaboration with Other Business Units
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