Most of our clients believe they have taken the necessary steps to protect themselves against malware. However since they tend to focus on a small subset of threats, this isn't usually true. Can you list the types of malware clients should be aware of?
This question will test your knowledge of malware and the different types. You should answer this succinctly by listing the main types of malware. You can expect follow-up questions which will probe more into your knowledge of specific types of malware and what measures you recommend your clients take to protect themselves against them.
"There are nine major types of malware which most people are aware of. These are Viruses, Trojan Horses, Worms, Spyware, Zombie, Phishing, Spam, Adware, and Ransomware. All of these can cause damage to clients by either shutting down their systems, allowing hackers to take over the function of the computers, gain access to the data on the systems or cause the users to be subject to messages and advertising they didn't request. Each of these types of malware requires a specific type of defense strategy, but many of the strategies have common elements which can be repurposed for multiple types of malware."
"Most people will agree that there are nine major types of malware. These are Viruses, Trojan Horses, Worms, Spyware, Zombie, Phishing, Spam, Adware, and Ransomware. Preventing each type of malware requires a specific type of defense. These can include but are not limited to firewalls, network monitoring, user authentication, and user education. The last strategy, user education is the most effective way to limit the impact of malware. Teaching users not to open emails from unknown sources, frequently update their passwords, don't open files they didn't request or weren't expecting and regularly scanning their systems for viruses will prevent the majority of malware attacks."