Given the constant barrage of malware, scams, cyber attacks, and the like, having a firm understanding of how and why cyber security helps to protect users and companies is critical. This course, Building Your Cyber Security Vocabulary, will help get you to that understanding. You'll start with an overview of cyber security and why it matters. Next, you'll learn about the most commonly used vocabulary in the industry, how to use it, and the distinct meaning of some of the words that often get used interchangeably and incorrectly. Last, you'll focus in on using the new vocabulary in a meaningful way, getting your point across in a given situation, and how to tailor your message to a specific audience. When you're finished with this course, you should be ready to understand and use the common language surrounding cyber security risks, threats, attacks, and solutions.
Serge Borso is the owner and principal consultant of SpyderSec and a SANS Community Instructor. He is an active member in the information security community and has consulted with dozens of organizations to improve their security posture. He has previously developed enterprise vulnerability management programs, created security awareness training solutions and worked to implement a transparent biometric security system for over one million unique online banking users to help combat fraudulent transactions. Currently Serge leads penetration testing engagements and is responsible for the vision, strategy, and product/service offerings of SpyderSec.