Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Preventing insider threats, part of CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep (SY0-401): Threats and Vulnerabilities.
- While many threats do come from outside the organization,…the most dangerous threats lurk within…the walls of the enterprise.…The most costly and dangerous attacks…are often perpetrated by trusted individuals.…Current, and former employees,…contractors, and other insiders…may exploit their priveleged access to systems…in an effort to steal information, or money,…or cause havoc.…These attacks that come from within…are known as the insider threat.…The statistics surrounding the insider threat are alarming.…
More than half of all organizations that experienced…a security breach fell victim to an insider attack.…When insider attacks occur…almost three quarters are handled internally…without any external reporting.…And, in two thirds of cases, insider breaches…performed by individuals with trusted access,…are more costly to remediate than external attacks.…In many cases, insider attacks occur at the hands…of the most trusted users,…such as system administrators, and executives.…
But not all attacks use these privileged accounts.…
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- Comparing viruses, worms, and Trojans
- Understanding backdoors and logic bombs
- Defending against denial of service and password attacks
- Preventing insider threats
- Detecting social engineering attacks
- Preventing wireless eavesdropping
- Understanding cross-site scripting
- Preventing SQL injection
- Deterring attacks
- Securing your network
- Scanning for and assessing threats
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Understanding Attack Types
3. Social Engineering Attacks
4. Wireless Attacks
5. Application Attacks
6. Mitigation and Deterrence
7. Discovering Threats and Vulnerabilities
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