Threats and Threat Actors Course

Build your knowledge of popular threats, including malware and social engineering as well as application, wireless and cryptographic attacks.

1 hour, 1 minute

Course description

This course provides an overview of common security threats and threat actors. It defines common types of threat actors, from script kiddies to Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), and explains their motivation and intentions. Information security threats covered in this course include malware, social engineering, application and service attacks, wireless attacks and attacks on cryptography.


Security+ Study Guide - Glossary


Threat Actors

Video - 00:10:00

Attack Types - Cryptographic Attacks

Video - 00:05:00

Attack Types - Wireless Attacks

Video - 00:08:00

Attack Types - Application and Service Attacks

Video - 00:10:00

Attack Types - Social Engineering

Video - 00:17:00


Video - 00:11:00

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