Introduction to Malware

Introduction to Malware

There are a number of precautions that both individuals and businesses can take to prevent, or at the very least limit, the harmful effects malware can have on them. In this video, Ciaran explains what malware is and what its specific kinds are. He further explains the damage they have inflicted in the real world.
Overview

If you’re of a certain age, you might remember trying to download music from a peer-to-peer file sharing service - and getting a computer virus instead. Malware, once a cheeky pastime for computer engineers, has become a behemoth. Instead of slowing your computer down, they’re now holding it to ransom and setting their sights on multinational companies, international organisations and national governments.

Key learning objectives:

  • Learn what malware is

  • Identify specific kinds of malware and how they work

  • Understand the real world damage malware has inflicted

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Ciaran Rooney

Ciaran Rooney

Ciarán is the Chief Technology Officer of Finance Unlocked Ltd, the company behind the learning platforms Finance Unlocked and Sustainability Unlocked. He has over 20 years of experience in technology, cybersecurity and operations. Ciarán has held the role of CTO of several successful startups, including; busuu, one of the world's largest language learning platforms; the ad tech company Skimlinks, a content monetisation platform for some of the world's largest online publishers; and Swoon, a leading direct to consumer furniture brand. He has also been a technical consultant, a startup mentor, a conference speaker, and the Chair of the PHP UK Conference.

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