What you do not know about PC Security really can hurt you! Learn why you are at risk and what you can do to protect your precious personal and business data from the outside world. This course, taught by a security expert, will quickly bring you up to speed on the fundamentals of PC and network security.
You will understand and explore the many vulnerabilities of operating systems, software, and networks. Then, get into the minds of hackers and crackers, develop an understanding of the exploits they use to access your computer without your knowledge. Find out why, where, and how viruses, worms, and blended threats are created. You will be able to identify and work to prevent DoS, SYN flooding, and other network attacks. Learn a safe way to share files and data across the internet through a virtual private network. And you will be able to install and configure a firewall to build an impenetrable moat around your computer or network.

Syllabus:

  • Introduction to PC Security
  • Your PC and Network
  • PCs, Networks, and Software Demystified
  • Viruses, Worms, Blended Threats, and More
  • The Family of Malware
  • Exploits and Vulnerabilities
  • Network Attacks
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Firewalls! (Part One)
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Firewalls! (Part Two)
  • Laptops, Notebooks, Netbooks, and Wireless Networking
  • Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
  • The Changing Face of Security