Common Security Threats

In the following sections, we discuss a number of very important topics that fall into the realm of two broad categories: social engineering and malware. We’ll look at these topics as well as some of the reasons your network is vulnerable. The discussion is far from inclusive because new variants of malware and social engineering attacks are being created by miscreants on a regular basis. We will cover, however, everything CompTIA expects you to know for the exam.

Social Engineering

Social engineering is a process in which an attacker attempts to acquire information about your network and system by social means, such as talking to people in the organization. A social engineering attack may occur over the phone, by email, ...

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