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Cybersecurity Awareness: Building Your Cybersecurity Vocabulary

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Overview

Get started with cybersecurity by reviewing the vocabulary heard in the cybersecurity industry, as well as scenarios where those words, phrases, and acronyms are used.

Cybersecurity can be an intimidating world to navigate. To speak intelligently on the subject, one must have a basic understanding of certain acronyms and terminology—much of which isn't immediately easy to decode. This practical course was designed to help beginners build their cybersecurity vocabulary, and give them the foundational knowledge they need to approach this subject with confidence. Here, instructor Serge Borso breaks down the vocabulary heard in the cybersecurity industry, and presents scenarios where those words, phrases, and acronyms are used. Upon wrapping up this course, you should have a solid foundation of what cybersecurity is, and what it entails.

This course was created and produced by Mentor Source, Inc. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
1. Overview
  • Cybersecurity overview and background
  • The importance of cyber security
  • Course objectives
2. Information Security
  • Common cybersecurity terminology
  • Security industries
  • The human element
3. Building Your Vocabulary
  • Threats, risks, vulnerabilities, and exploits
  • Common acronyms
  • Less common acronyms
4. Putting It All Together
  • Utilizing your new vocabulary
  • Common pitfalls
  • The cybersecurity landscape
  • Demo
Conclusion
  • Summary

Taught by

Serge Borso

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