Prepare to answer questions from the Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities domain of the CompTIA Security+ Exam (SY0-501)—and get the skills to assess and prevent attacks on your own organization's systems.
- [Mike] Hi, I'm Mike Chapple, and I'd like to welcome you to our CompTIA Security+ Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities course. The CompTIA Security+ certification is one of the most popular entry level certifications for information security professionals. Earning the Security+ certification requires passing an exam covering six different domains of information security. This course covers one of those domains, threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities.
This domain accounts for 21% of the questions on the real test and this course is part of a seven course series designed to prepare you for the Security+ exam. In this course, we'll be focusing on different types of malware and how you can protect your systems against software-based threats, networking attacks that jeopardize the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your information and systems, social engineering techniques that attackers use to fool your employees into undermining your organization's security controls, application attacks that attempt to defeat web application security, and ways that you can detect threats and vulnerabilities in your environment and mitigate their effects.
The information you learn in this course will help you pass the Security+ exam and also provide a critical foundation for your career in information security. In addition to the information I cover in this course, I encourage you to visit my website at certmike.com and join my free Security+ study group. I'll send you exam tips, practice test questions, and reminders to help keep you on track with your test preparation. All right, let's get rolling.
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The CompTIA Security+ exam is an excellent entry point for a career in information security. The latest version, SY0-501, expands coverage of cloud security, virtualization, and mobile security. This course prepares exam candidates for the critical Threats, Attacks, and Vulnerabilities domain of the exam. By learning about malware, networking and application security exploitations, and social engineering, you'll be prepared to answer questions from the exam—and strengthen your own organization's systems and defenses. Author Mike Chapple, an IT leader with over 15 years of experience, also covers the processes for discovering and mitigating threats and attacks, and conducting penetration testing and scanning for vulnerabilities. Visit certmike.com to join one of his free study groups.
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- Comparing viruses, worms, and Trojans
- Backdoors and logic bombs
- Understanding the attacker
- Attack types: from denial of service to brute force attacks
- Preventing insider threats
- Wireless attacks
- Understanding cross-site scripting
- Preventing SQL injection
- Social engineering
- Scanning for vulnerabilities
- Penetration testing
- Assessing the impact of vulnerabilities
Skill Level Beginner
IT Security Foundations: Core Conceptswith Lisa Bock1h 13m Beginner
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Intermediate
2. Understanding Attackers
3. Understanding Attack Types
4. Wireless Attacks
5. Application Attacks
6. Social Engineering Attacks
7. Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing
8. Impact of Vulnerabilities
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