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Threats and Threat Actors

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

6 videos  //  61 minutes of training

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.

Course syllabus

MalwareDuration: 11:20

Attack Types - Social EngineeringDuration: 16:52

Attack Types - Application and Service AttacksDuration: 10:10

Attack Types - Wireless AttacksDuration: 7:33

Attack Types - Cyptographic AttacksDuration: 5:04

Threat ActorsDuration: 9:48

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At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

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$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.

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