Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit you will be able to:

  • Identify goals of computer security
  • Identify types of malware, and the ways the different types of malware spread
  • Define cookie
  • Identify the difference between http and https
  • Know which is more secure: WEP, WPA, WPA2
  • Define encryption
  • Describe the purpose of anti-virus software
  • Describe limitations of anti-virus software
  • Define firewall as it applies to computer safety
  • Describe how backup can be used to recover from malware and other disasters