In addition to understanding how strong security habits can improve information security, users should also understand how attackers target users to undermine an organization’s security. In this video, learn about common user-based threats that may be combatted with strong security awareness and training programs. These include Advanced Persistent Threats, or APTs, zero-days, new viruses, and phishing attacks.
- [Instructor] In addition to understanding how strong…security habits can improve information security,…users should also understand how attackers target users…to undermine an organization's security.…Security education programs should include coverage…of user-based security threats.…Phishing is one of the most common user-based threats…facing organizations.…In a phishing attack, attackers send…legitimate looking messages to end users…seeking to get them to disclose sensitive information…or perform another action that undermines security.…
These messages can appear very realistic,…using corporate logos and terminology.…The example phishing message shown here…was used to impersonate Citibank.…While phishing uses messages targeted at end users,…it's only one example of a category of attacks…known as social engineering.…In social engineering, attackers attempt to manipulate…individuals into undermining security.…Security awareness efforts should inform users…that social engineering isn't limited to email…and that they should be wary of suspicious requests…
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- Security governance
- Security roles and responsibilities
- Security policies
- Complying with laws and regulations
- Auditing and assessing security
- Personnel security
- Security training
- Vendor management
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1. Security Governance
2. Security Policy
3. Regulatory Compliance
4. Assessing Security Processes
5. Personnel Security
6. Awareness and Training
7. Vendor Management
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