Note: This course maps to a number of the exam topics on the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Security Fundamentals 98-367 certification exam and is recommended test prep viewing.
- Evaluating risks, threats, and vulnerabilities
- Minimizing the attack surface
- Avoiding worms and viruses
- Protecting your system from spyware
- Making web browsers more secure
- Securing wireless transmissions
- Encrypting files, folders, and drives
- Using virtual private networks
Skill Level Beginner
- Hello, I'm Lisa Bock, and welcome to Foundations of IT Security: Core Concepts. In this course I'll introduce you to the basic ideas and concepts of IT security. We'll start out by taking a look at core security principles such as the CIA triad, social engineering, and reducing the attack surface. After that we'll take a look at what viruses, worms and spyware are, and how to avoid them. Then I'll help increase your knowledge of security on the internet and wireless networks.
And we'll look at the basics of encryption. At the end of this course, you'll have a solid understanding of IT security concepts, and you'll be ready to dig even deeper into other security topics and discover more ways to protect yourself while online. Now, let's get started.