Prepare to become Security+ certified by acquiring foundational IT security knowledge.
Common attack types social engineers use target victims using a long list of examples such as phishing, smishing, vishing, pretexting, pharming, tailgaiting, and shoulder surfing. In this course, you'll learn about various social engineering techniques including types of phishing, hoaxes, and intelligence gathering. Then you'll move on to examine influence campaigns and the reasons for social engineering effectiveness. Next, you'll learn about malware attacks including password attacks, physical attacks, supply-chain, and cryptographic attacks. Finally, you'll explore adversarial AI, and cloud-based vs. on-premise attacks. This course can be used in preparation for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 certification exam.
It is crucial that you be able to recognize various application and network attacks and be able to protect your infrastructure from them. In this course, you'll learn to analyze different application attacks such as privilege escalation, cross-site scripting, request forgery, injection, code, and APIs. You'll also look at other attacks like SSL stripping, pass the hash, and driver manipulation. Then, you'll move on to explore a variety of network attacks, including wireless, man-in-the-middle, Layer 2, DNS, DDoS, and malicious code or script execution. This course can be used in preparation for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 certification exam.
When guarding against threats and vulnerabilities, it is important to understand the various sources of threat and how to leverage intelligence sources to mitigate them. In this course, you'll learn about threat actors and threat vectors, attributes of threat actors and agents, threat intelligence sources such as OSINT and the dark web, and various research sources. Then, you'll move on to examine different types of vulnerabilities, including cloud-based and on-premises, zero-day, weak configurations, third-party risks, improper patch management, and legacy platforms. Finally, you'll examine various impacts such as data loss and data breach, as you prepare for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 certification exam.