What is malware?

Posted on: June 22, 2017 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Devices, Info Security

Malware is software used to perform malicious actions.  You may have recently heard about one type of malware called ransomware during the WannaCry attack.  Read an in-depth analysis of WannaCry.  There are several actions you can take to help protect against malware attacks.  One action is thinking before clicking on attachments or links in unsolicited emails.  The Securing the Human series from the SANS Institute, a respected source for information security training has created an informative video which talks more about malware. Read more about the SANS Institute.

Watch this video to learn more about what malware is and how to help protect yourself from a malware attack seeking to compromise your devices and data.


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Christina Bonds

Christina Bonds, CISSP, is an Application Developer at Elon University

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