Identifying Types of Threats
Textbook: Computer Security Fundamentals
Video: Fighting Viruses, Defending the Net – Found Online
Article: The Evolution of Malware (Touchette) – Found Online
Article: The Evolution of Malware (Daly) – Found Online
Read the following chapters in the textbook, Computer Security Fundamentals, as needed to support your writing in this assignment:
Chapter 1, “Introduction to Computer Security”
Chapter 2, “Networks and the Internet”
Watch the video “Fighting Viruses, Defending the Net” Review the following resources:
“The Evolution of Malware ” (Touchette)
“The Evolution of Malware” (Daly)
For this assignment, you will submit a short essay describing the evolution of malware. In a 400- to 500-word essay, respond to the following:
Describe how changes in technology have provided a platform for new types of malware attacks.
Discuss how the implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) is likely to impact the creation and distribution of malware.
Be specific in your responses and use personal examples to frame your writing.
Use at least two scholarly resources.
Use in-text citations and APA format for direct quotations and references to the readings.
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