The Cybersecurity Essentials course has been designed to provide cybersecurity professionals with a practical platform. The course covers topics such as critical infrastructure security systems and devices; security for local area network components and systems; security for local intelligent computing, how to control devices and systems; and cybersecurity for users and networks attached to the Internet. The course also offers LiveLab where students can experiment and configure hardware such as computers, servers, switches or routers in a risk-free environment. With the ease and convenience of the Internet, our LiveLab helps to develop professionals’ practical IT skills – which are crucial in today’s world of complex computer systems and technologies. The course comes with the scenario-based National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Security Challenges at the beginning of each chapter. This presents descriptions of a particular security setting related to the information that will be presented in the chapter. 

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Candidates can also refer to the Cybersecurity Essentials course if they are preparing for a career in IT, networking, or cybersecurity. Professionals who want to improve their network security skills and who need to understand the cybersecurity threats they face and basic options for confronting those threats can also use uCertify’s Cybersecurity Essentials course. If any candidate is also interested in certification for the CompTIA Security+ or Microsoft MTA 98-367 Security Fundamentals, this book can be a great resource for preparation.

Upon the course completion, candidates will learn to apply a systematic approach to securing IT networks and infrastructure. They will also be able to explore the tools and techniques used to protect their data when it leaves the protection of their network and passes through the unprotected territory of the Internet. Candidates will gain a solid understanding of cybersecurity challenges, tools, and techniques, as well as be able to develop the foundations of a professional cybersecurity skillset.

So, start learning the essentials of cybersecurity today with uCertify! This course will help you keep your data secured, protect yourself from cybersecurity threats, and enhance your career prospects.

Julius Alcantara is an Information Security Analyst at DXC Technology. He has more than 13 years of work experience in this field. He is skilled in troubleshooting, technical support, virtualization, IT operations, incident management, cloud computing, mobile technology, and office administration. Julius has earned the following IT certifications:

  • CB Response Advanced Analyst
  • CB Defense Certified Associate Analyst
  • CB Response Certified Associate Consultant
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Cyber Ops (CCNA Cyber Ops)

He has recently reviewed our CompTIA CySA+ course and provided his valuable feedback. Please read it here:

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“The chapters and lessons are completely in line with the CompTIA CySA+ certification exam objectives. The quizzes at the end of the chapters also reinforce you to understand the materials and simulate the actual exam environment. 

The key elements provided in the lab give hands-on experience on the actual concepts that can be applied to real-world scenarios as a Cyber Security Analyst. I strongly recommend this course for all aspiring IT professionals.”

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Thank you, Julius, we are glad to have your honest and valuable feedback on our course. 

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Recently, the term “cyber threat” has become more relevant because of the danger it poses to most industries, however, most people don’t know much about cyber threats at all. Let’s go a bit further into the background of cybersecurity and cyber attacks. 

Are you Safe From The Cyber Threats?

What is a cyber threat?

A cyber threat is an act intended to steal data or cause some sort of digital harm. The term is exclusively used to describe information security matters nowadays.

A cyber attack is set up against digital devices using cyberspace. Cyberspace is a virtual space that is becoming a metaphor to help us understand the digital weaponry that intends to harm us. The intent of the attacker, as well as the potential impact, depends upon the severity of the attack. These attacks can be quite serious, potentially threatening lives.

What is the need to protect from cyber threats?

Cyber threats are a very serious issue these days. They can cause electrical blackouts, breaches of national security secrets, theft of valuable, sensitive data like medical records. They can damage phone and computer networks or paralyze systems to steal the data. These threats are getting more serious. The definition of cybersecurity states that cybersecurity risks are present in every organization and aren’t always under IT’s direct control. Organizational leaders are making technology-related choices every day. So we can say that the data security solutions are also increasing with the increased cyber risk.

Types of cybersecurity threats

Cybersecurity threats are mainly divided into three broad categories based on the gain that can be achieved by the attackers:

  • Financial gain
  • Disruption
  • Underground activities (including the theft of patents or state espionage)

Virtually every cyber threat falls into one of these three modes. 

6 common cyber threats

Malware: Software that performs a malicious task on a target device or network comes under the category of malware. Some typical examples are corrupting data or taking over a system.

Phishing: This type of attack involves tricking the email recipient into disclosing confidential information or downloading malware by clicking on a hyperlink in the message.

Data Breaches: A data breach is a theft of data by a malicious actor. Motives for data breaches include crime, defamation, and espionage.

Trojans: Trojan is a type of malware that enters a target system looking like one of them.

Ransomware: This involves encrypting data on the target system and demanding ransom in exchange for letting users have access to the data again. A recent example of this is locking down the entire city of Atlanta’s municipal government data in 2018.

Denial of Service attack or Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS): Where an attacker takes over many(perhaps thousands) of devices and uses them to invoke the functions of a target system.

Now, let’s discuss the safety measures that an organization or individual should take.

As shown in previous paragraphs, cyber threats are one of the greatest dangers to any organization or business. Organizations are taking serious actions to make themselves safe and secure. One step they are taking is hiring highly skilled cybersecurity professionals as shown by recent surveys.

So, if you want to start your career in this field, you should really consider adding a cybersecurity certification to your resume. There are various cybersecurity certs available in the market, including CISSP, CySA+, CCSP, and more. 

uCertify offers various comprehensive courses to help you prepare for these certification exams. We are a leading provider of online courses and ensure the best learning resources for IT certification prep.

Peter Kanu Letsoalo is currently working as an Emergency Dispatcher at Working on Fire. He has more than 3 years of experience as a completed dispatcher. Peter has IT Technician certificates in resolving customer complaints, answering inquiries, and providing resources to the landowners looking for a call center. He is skilled in threat hunting, mobile, and Windows forensics; web application, penetration testing, reverse engineering, and malware research. His working area includes building in security during the development stages of software systems, networks, and data centers.  

He has recently reviewed our CompTIA CySA+ course and provided his valuable feedback. Please read it here:

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“The uCertify CompTIA CySA+ course and lab are great learning resources for the CS0-001 exam. Every chapter has quizzes in the end so you can check what you have learned so far. 

The pre-assessment and post-assessments are also amazingly created and give you a better perspective of the exam. I am glad that I took this course and I recommend it to anyone preparing for the CySA+ CS0-001 exam.”

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Thank you Peter, we are glad to have your honest and valuable feedback on our course. 

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Cyber hacking and ransomware attacks can take place anytime and anywhere. These attacks steal, change or destroy information on your system, often by installing dangerous malware without your knowledge or consent. Hackers’ clever tactics and detailed technical knowledge help them access confidential information and compromise your computer security. Wouldn’t you want to understand a hacker’s mindset and protect your organization? uCertify now offers a course that does just that! Recently, we have introduced the Certified Ethical Hacker study guide which covers topics such as ethical hacking, networking, and security foundations; footprinting and reconnaissance; malware, sniffing, attack and defense; and more. This course not only helps you prepare for the CEH v10 exam but also provides you the ways to protect yourself and your organization from unauthorized intrusions. 

uCertify Introduces Certified Ethical Hacker Study Guide For CEH-V10 Exam

uCertify’s interactive courses are designed to meet the needs of students, instructors, and institutions. Our courses work well with self-paced, guided, and instructor-led training and are accessible to students with special needs. uCertify constantly upgrades its courses for better user experience. Our efficient customization feature helps users select the level that suits their learning goals.

The EC Council CEH V10 exam establishes standards for professional information security specialists in ethical hacking measures. The certified candidates of this exam meet the minimum standards and reinforce ethical hacking as a self-regulating and unique profession. This certification provides skills to candidates in the specific network security section of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective. The CEH certification is the most demanding information security credential any information security professional could ever earn. According to the EC Council, “To master the hacking technologies, you will need to become one, but an ethical one!

So, gear up to learn ethical hacking and become a certified ethical hacker with uCertify’s Certified Ethical Hacker Study Guide Version 10.