How to Protect Yourself Against Malware

How to Protect Yourself Against Malware

Ciaran Rooney

20 years: technology, cybersecurity & operations

After learning about the different types of malware and the damage they’ve caused, you might be feeling dejected and overwhelmed. Luckily, Ciarán Rooney is here to help, by outlining how malware is distributed and some simple and effective practices you can use to protect yourself.

After learning about the different types of malware and the damage they’ve caused, you might be feeling dejected and overwhelmed. Luckily, Ciarán Rooney is here to help, by outlining how malware is distributed and some simple and effective practices you can use to protect yourself.

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How to Protect Yourself Against Malware

8 mins

Overview

The digital world is fraught with potential risks and dangers for both individual users and businesses. Fortunately, there are several ways in which we can minimise our chances of becoming a victim. Malware is typically distributed by phishing/spam emails, malvertising, malicious websites and infected removable storage. You can protect yourself by updating your software when needed, using password managers, not clicking when suspicious and using anti-virus software. If all else fails, make sure you back up.

Key learning objectives:

  • Identify malware distributions tactics

  • Learn how to protect yourself from malware

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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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