IQ Malware Course

Malware can hide in almost any website, email or app. It can cause a lot of damage to a company’s reputation. You'll start this course by learning about the basics of malware, how it gets on your computer and how to prevent it.

23 minutes

Course description

Ransomware attacks are on the rise. A company’s data is being held captive and business is halted. What has happened to their data? You will learn how this destructive form of malware can affect a company, how companies deal with a ransomware attack and the steps you can take to avoid them.


Need to Know: Malware Forecast

Video - 00:03:00

A malware storm is rolling in, and Cecil is the guy to tell you what to do! Harold learns about the dangers of malware while Cecil walks him through the best ways to defend yourself.
Core Concepts: Malware

Video - 00:09:00

Explore the ins and outs of malware with this module covering malware types, targets and delivery methods. Learn to detect and avoid dangerous malware attacks.
Work Bytes: Introduction

Video - 00:04:00

It’s time to meet the team! Sit in on a meeting with the Work Bytes crew and learn about some cybersecurity challenges.
Just the Facts: Ransomware

Video - 00:04:00

Ransomware is one of the rising stars of the malware world. Take a few minutes to get the facts about what ransomware is, how it works and how to avoid it.
Malware Assessment

Assessment - 6 questions

Meet the author

Keatron Evans

Keatron is a highly experienced cybersecurity expert and VP of Portfolio and Product Strategy at Infosec with a wealth of expertise. Keatron is a respected author, instructor and speaker who holds numerous cybersecurity certifications and regularly contributes as a subject matter expert for major media outlets.

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