What is Cybersecurity? - Definition & Principles


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In securing information and information systems, an organization can implement an SMS-based password authentication protocol in an addition to the username/password combination requirement for system access.

Which aspect of information security is addressed by the additional layer of security?

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1. Ransomware is a malicious program that can encrypt intercepted data. The attacker controlling the software can demand a ransom before allowing the data to be decrypted, rendering it useless until the price is paid. Which of the following is TRUE about ransomware?

2. An Intrusion Detection System (IDS) can be used to detect cases of unauthorized access or attempted access to confidential data. Which type of cyber attack is detected by an IDS?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about cybersecurity with these multiple-choice study tools. Take this quiz any time and answer questions on key areas like the information security aspect addressed by an SMS-based password authentication protocol and true/false statements about ransomware.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make sure you understand the following concepts as well:

  • Which cyber attack type can be detected with an Intrusion Detection System
  • Information security vs. cybersecurity
  • Which type of attack is depicted in a given scenario

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on cybersecurity, like what an SMS-based password authentication protocol addresses
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as cybersecurity and information security
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of cyber attacks

Additional Learning

The lesson titled What is Cybersecurity? - Definition & Principles will teach you more about the following topics of interest:

  • The global virtual environment that's known as cyberspace
  • Cyber attacks that disrupt, destroy and disable a computer system
  • Various ways cyber attacks are carried out
  • Robust cybersecurity policies, awareness and antivirus software