CHAPTER 1Cybersecurity and the Security Operations Center


Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What are some features of examples of cybersecurity incidents?

  • What are the motivations of the threat actors behind specific security incidents?

  • What is the potential impact of network security attacks?

  • What is the mission of the Security Operations Center (SOC)?

  • What are some resources available to prepare for a career in cybersecurity operations?

Key Terms

This chapter uses the following key terms. You can find the definitions in the Glossary.

threat actors page 2

ransomware page 3

malware page 3

hacktivists page 4

script kiddies page 4

distributed denial of service (DDoS) page 4

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