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Ch 2: The Cybersecurity Threat Landscape

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Building a quality understanding of the cybersecurity threat landscape is a simple process when exploring this self-paced chapter. Review entertaining lessons and take mini quizzes anytime to strengthen your knowledge and improve your readiness to excel on an upcoming test, project or assignment.

The Cybersecurity Threat Landscape - Chapter Summary

The cybersecurity threat landscape covers various attacks in digital crime, computer viruses, digital crime espionage and more. To ensure you fully understand this landscape, study bite-sized lessons developed by expert instructors. They provide an engaging examination of these and other concepts to offer the overview you need. As you study the lessons, you can easily find out how well you comprehend main concepts by taking the accompanying multiple-choice quizzes and chapter exam. We offer a dashboard that keeps track of your progress and lets you submit any questions about specific lesson topics to our subject-matter experts. By the end of this chapter, you will be more than ready to:

  • Define and list types of cybersecurity vulnerabilities
  • Explain how human error can lead to digital attacks
  • Identify types of attacks in digital crime
  • Share the meaning of a computer virus and discuss different types
  • Differentiate between espionage and vandalism in digital crime

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: The Cybersecurity Threat Landscape
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Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities: Definition & Types

1. Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities: Definition & Types

Cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats to cybersecurity are real issues confronting both individuals and businesses. In this lesson, you'll learn more about both and some common types of vulnerabilities.

How Human Error Leads to Digital Attacks

2. How Human Error Leads to Digital Attacks

Although human error may not be a crime, it may cause a vulnerability that could result in a digital attack. In this lesson, you'll learn more about types of human error and how each can create cyber vulnerabilities.

Attacks in Digital Crime: Definition, Types & Vulnerability

3. Attacks in Digital Crime: Definition, Types & Vulnerability

In this lesson we will understand what digital crime is. We will examine the four main types of digital crimes. Crimes are successful because vulnerabilities are exploited. We will look into the different types of vulnerabilities that make our systems and data susceptible to cyber attacks.

What is a Computer Virus? - Definition, Types & Protection

4. What is a Computer Virus? - Definition, Types & Protection

In this lesson, we'll discover the nature of computer viruses and how they are commonly spread. We'll look at the types of viruses, protection schemes, and some real-life examples.

Espionage in Digital Crime: Definition & Types

5. Espionage in Digital Crime: Definition & Types

Cyber espionage targets individuals or organizations from which top-secret information can be stolen. In this lesson, you'll learn more about cyber espionage and what these thieves are hoping to gain as a result.

Vandalism in Digital Crime: Types & Evidence

6. Vandalism in Digital Crime: Types & Evidence

Vandalism in digital crime typically seeks to wreak havoc and destroy data rather than steal and misuse it. In this lesson, you'll learn more about cybervandalism and what it looks like in its various forms.

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