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CompTIA Security+ SY0-501: The Present Threat Landscape

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There are always new emerging threats and other exploits on the horizon. This course examines the status quo in security threats, recognizing threat actors and their attributes, and will prepare the learner for the Security+ SY0-501 exam.

Target Audience
IT security professionals with a minimum of two years' experience in IT administration with a focus on security; users with basic day-to-day technical information security experience; those interested in gaining a broader and deeper knowledge of security concerns and implementation; and learners preparing for the Security+ SY0-501 exam


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Lesson Objectives

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501: The Present Threat Landscape

  • start the course
  • describe the threat landscape
  • describe risks and vulnerabilities
  • define threats, threat agents, exploits, and payloads
  • define countermeasures and mitigation
  • describe IOCs
  • describe script kiddies and hacktivists
  • compare organized crime, states, and APTs
  • describe insider and competitor threats
  • compare internal and external threats
  • compare structured and unstructured threats
  • define levels of sophistication, resources, and funding of threats
  • recognize threat intent and motivation
  • describe different open-source intelligence in threats
  • identify different malware threats
  • define and describe the threat landscape and agents
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    Expertise Level