Ciaran Martin, first CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre
In terms of terminology, phishing is a pretty simple topic. Most terms revolve around basic terms that you often come across when dealing with emails. However, if you encounter terms that you don't recognize while going through this course, use this lesson as your cheat-sheet.
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Phishing Phishing is a cybercrime in which a target is contacted by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data
Cybercrime Cybercrime is a criminal activity that either targets or uses a computer, a computer network, or a networked device.
Attachments An email attachment is a computer file sent along with an email message.
Hyperlink A hyperlink is a word, phrase, or image that you can click on to jump to a new document or a new section within the current document.
Virustotal All of your combined viruses? Not quite. Virustotal is a website that can be used to identify if links and files are potentially dangerous to your system.
Encrypted emails Email encryption is used to protect the content from being read by entities other than the intended recipients. Email encryption may also include authentication.
Multi-Factor Authentication An authentication method that requires the user to provide two or more verification factors to gain access to a resource such as an application or online account
Spam Filters Spam filters detect unsolicited, unwanted, and virus-infested email and stop them from getting into email inboxes.
Firewalls A network security device that monitors incoming and outgoing network traffic and decided whether to allow or block specific traffic based on security rules.
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