Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Malware prevention, part of SSCP Cert Prep: 7 Systems and Application Security.
- [Instructor] Malware is one of the gravest threats…to the security of computers and mobile devices.…Anti-malware software uses two different mechanisms…to protect systems against malicious software.…Signature detection uses databases of known malware patterns…and scans the files and memory of a system for any data…matching the pattern of known malicious software.…If the antivirus software finds suspect file contents…it can then remove that content from the system…or quarantine it for further analysis.…
When you're using signature detection,…it's critical that you frequently…update the virus definition file…to ensure that you have current signatures…for newly discovered malware.…Heuristic, or behavior detection,…takes a different approach.…Instead of using patterns of known malicious activity,…these systems attempt to model normal activity…and then report when they discover anomalies,…activity that deviates from the normal pattern.…You might see people referring to anti-malware…and anti-spyware software separately,…
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- Attack types
- Social engineering
- Host security
- Securing your code
- Mobile security
- Virtualization security
- Cloud security
- Big data security
Skill Level Intermediate
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Appropriate for all
Malware: Defense and Responsewith Scott M Burrell40m 46s Intermediate
IT Security Careers and Certifications: First Stepswith Marc Menninger2h 6m Appropriate for all
IT Security Foundations: Core Conceptswith Lisa Bock1h 13m Beginner
2. Attack Types
3. Social Engineering
4. Host Security
5. Secure Coding Practices
6. Mobile Security
7. Virtualization Security
8. Cloud Security
9. Big Data Security
Big data security3m 27s
What's next?1m 31s
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