Nowadays, we’re inundated with reports of cyberattacks and their ramifications. We hear about attacks on global supply chains that have major economic consequences. Almost routinely, we find out that cybercriminals have stolen the personal information of millions of consumers through platforms used on a daily basis. Sometimes, we even hear about vital government and health services being blocked and extorted for ransom.

Cyberattacks continuously evolve. Cybersecurity is an important, expanding field in a world where companies and institutions are racing to move and maintain their businesses online. Throughout this module, you'll get a foundational understanding of basic cybersecurity concepts.

By the end of this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the basic threat landscape.
  • Describe different types of malware.
  • Describe basic mitigation strategies.