If you’re considering a career in cyber security, then you’ll need to have a good understanding of the terminology of the industry as well as many of the cyber security tools and techniques that are used to fight cybercrime, including:
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Anti-malware is a type of software-based cyber security tool that prevents malware (malicious software) from infecting a computer and removes existing malware from devices and systems. There are three common types of anti-malware software, each with its own method for identifying and removing malware:
This is a powerful type of software that implements technology like machine learning algorithms to identify malware through an active approach. Instead of examining how the malware looks, it focuses on how it behaves in order to stamp it out more quickly.
Sandboxing is a feature that places dangerous software in an isolated location. It can filter files out before they can cause damage to the system at large. Once isolated, the anti-malware can delete the dangerous software.
Signature-based detection is most useful for eliminating common malware such as adware and keyloggers. It uses signature detection to identify common malware and delete it. Once it has eliminated a piece of malware, it will remove all types of malware with that same signature automatically.
Cyber security professionals actually use a combination of both hardware and software to build security. While a good portion of their work does include employing using cyber security tools like anti-virus software or firewalls, using the correct type of hardware to build networks and infrastructure is important too. Just as they make recommendations for new security software upgrades, a cyber security professional can recommend that a company upgrade its hardware if it’s incapable of supporting the software.
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