Extremely Easy Security — Learn Cyber Threats & Attacks in Plain English (Intro)

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3 min readJan 6, 2022

Have no idea what “InfoSec” is and just randomly clicked on this link while hung over? Let me ask you — have you ever been concerned about hacking or online privacy? Then this guide is for you.

Trying to pass your CompTIA Security+ exam but just spent your last $5 on a fast-food burrito and get overwhelmed by big words? Then this free guide is for you.

Want to better understand Cybersecurity but every time you Google it people say things like “IPv4” and “SSH” and you have no idea what the hell is going on? Look no further.

Whew.

Anyway, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, my name is Solitaryfuture and this is Extremely Simple Security, a guide where I explain to you everything you need to know about securing your life in the simplest, most basic “explain like I’m 5” way possible using the CompTIA Security+ certification objectives (the most popular security certification out there).

Complete with my horrible drawings.

And it’s free. (No, seriously, completely free — I’m not selling anything. I’m an ethical hacker and I enjoy writing, and this is my way of giving back to everyone who helped me pass my Security+ exam).

(Note: If you have trouble accessing more than five articles, please message me anywhere and I’ll send you all my blog posts).

Please keep your arms, legs, laptops, cellphones, $5 burritos, and smart waffle irons in the vehicle at all times, because my goal is to make you an InfoSec expert in little over a month complete with multiple references to anxiety and extremely terrible artwork.

A badly drawn Solitaryfuture sits patiently at a computer desk, attempting to fix a small error.

I will cover the CompTIA Security+ exam objectives in order, according to the objectives list available on the CompTIA website. This way, you can read my blog posts straight through and (hopefully, with a little extra hands-on experience) be able to get your first certification in InfoSec.

If you have no idea what the CompTIA Security+ exam is, it’s the most common certification for people trying to break into this field. I also consider it a good practical outline to start securing yourself and your personal life, and understanding basic security in the enterprise.

Also, as I said multiple times, this entire guide is FREE. It’s designed for people who learn best by reading. My intention is to keep it that way. Eventually I’ll be turning it into an ebook, which will also be free. Free stuff is the way I learned almost everything I know, and I want to give that to you.

Lastly, please take notes. I cannot repeat this enough. Even if I explain everything to you in simple words, you’re not going to keep it in your brain unless you explain it back to yourself.

Also, read this guide multiple times. Search for YouTube videos about things I talk about to help you remember everything.

(Null Byte, Hackersploit, Professor Messer, TCM Security, Computerphile, and John Hammond are some big names in security/IT and they’re all excellent at explaining stuff. Remember these names.)

And without further ado, let’s get started:

Extremely Easy Security — Learn Cyber Threats & Attacks in Plain English (1.1 Part 1) | by solitaryfuture

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easysecurity

Writer, ethical hacker, humorist. Extremely Easy Security.