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Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity by J. David Irwin, Chwan-Hwa Wu

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Chapter 17

Cybersecurity Overview

This chapter provides an overview of cyber threats to information, information systems, and information infrastructure as well as cyber defensive measures. The learning goals for this chapter are as follows:

  • Obtain a global perspective of the measures that must be addressed in providing network and information security
  • Gain an understanding of the threat level and the trends taking place in the development and deployment of new malware
  • Examine in detail the different types of malware and their means of propagation
  • Understand the vulnerability naming schemes
  • Understand how polymorphism and metamorphism are employed in malware to mutate in an attempt to avoid detection
  • Examine the motivation that underlies the ...

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