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Cyber Security Awareness and Prevention

Course Description

7.08 Hours

39 Videos

This Cyber Security Awareness and Prevention course will teach you how to keep your network safe, how to stay safe on the internet, how to keep your email safe, how to use anti-virus software and much more. You will walk away from this training with a level of understanding that will let you apply the proper amount of digital protection to your home or office computer systems.

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Course Syllabus

Module 1: Cyber Security Awareness and Prevention

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Where We Are Today
  3. Areas Of Protection
  4. The Connection – Part 1
  5. The Connection – Part 2
  6. Network Protection
  7. Browsing Blunders – Part 1
  8. Browsing Blunders – Part 2
  9. Settings – Part 1
  10. Settings – Part 2
  11. Settings – Part 3
  12. Settings – Part 4
  13. Cookies
  14. Browsing Tips And Tricks
  15. Email Can’t Hurt You Right – Part 1
  16. Email Can’t Hurt You Right – Part 2
  17. Viruses – Part 1
  18. Viruses – Part 2
  19. Viruses – Part 3

Module 2: Managing Mobile Device Security

  1. Managing Mobile Device Security-Part1
  2. Managing Mobile Device Security-Part2
  3. Secure Access
  4. Secure Access iPhone Demo
  5. Secure Access Android Demo
  6. Protect The Digital
  7. Protect The Digital Android Demo
  8. Protect The Digital iPhone Demo
  9. Manage App Access
  10. Manage App Access iPhone Demo
  11. Manage App Access Android Demo
  12. Stay Up To Date
  13. Stay Up To Date Android Demo
  14. Stay Up To Date iPhone Demo
  15. Use Other Tools To Help
  16. Prepare For The Worst
  17. Prepare For The Worst-Android Demo
  18. Prepare For The Worst-iPhone Demo
  19. Best Practices
  20. Course Conclusion

From ransomware and phishing to identity fraud and data breaches, cyber security threats are frequent and need to be addressed. Moreover, with humans being the weakest link in information security, organizations need to foster a culture of data protection, one where employees readily understand what types of threats are common, and the impact they can have on the organization as a whole. This is where security awareness consulting plays a major role in helping to educate employees about potential risks, instill proper cyber security processes and train employees on what to do (and who to contact) in the event of a security threat.

Importance

Most people are at least semi-aware that identity theft and network hacks are possible, and are reasonably good at not intentionally downloading malicious code or clicking dubious links. It is also common for organizations to implement firewalls, comprehensive IT defense systems and IT policies and protocols to keep themselves safe from online threats. So how do smart organizations still get hacked?

Benefits of Cyber Security Awareness Consulting

Cyber security awareness consulting can help your employees understand how they can be easily targeted by cyber crime, and the steps they can take in the event that they fall victim. This goes beyond simply being conscious of potential threats, but provides employees with the hands-on knowledge of how cyber crime works, what internal prevention policies are and why they exist, and what is expected of them moving forward. It also includes consulting on nearly every aspect of cyber security threat mitigation, including:

Social engineering techniques (malware, phishing, etc.)

Acceptable use of information

Secure data disposal techniques

Data encryption and password management

Data protection protocol

Firewall configuration and management

Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)

Incident Response procedure

Cyber security awareness is the combination of both knowing and doing something to protect a business’s information assets. When an enterprise’s employees are cyber security aware, it means they understand what cyber threats are, the potential impact a cyber-attack will have on their business and the steps required to reduce risk and prevent cyber-crime infiltrating their online workspace.

Creating a culture around cyber security awareness in the workplace doesn’t mean that you’ll be completely eradicating the risk of data theft or cyber-crime to your business. Malware has burgeoned, becoming more and more sophisticated as each new strand is developed, and we expect to see the evolution and growth of cyber-threats and malware to proliferate. It was reported that 123 new strains of malware were found everyday in 2005[3].

During that year, 10,000 of those threats were new strains of malware. 11 years later, research had shown that every second, four new strains of malicious malware were discovered in Q3 of 2016[4] – it’s crucial to highlight that these were the strains that cyber security companies had found and identified. As new strains of malware grow, enterprises need to ensure that they’re implementing the appropriate security measures, educating their employees and eliminating any weaknesses that make them vulnerable to an attack. Human error is an egregious exploit that can lead to fines and severe business damage.

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How does online education work on a day-to-day basis?
Instructional methods, course requirements, and learning technologies can vary significantly from one online program to the next, but the vast bulk of them use a learning management system (LMS) to deliver lectures and materials, monitor student progress, assess comprehension, and accept student work. LMS providers design these platforms to accommodate a multitude of instructor needs and preferences.
Is online education as effective as face-to-face instruction?
Online education may seem relatively new, but years of research suggests it can be just as effective as traditional coursework, and often more so. According to a U.S. Department of Education analysis of more than 1,000 learning studies, online students tend to outperform classroom-based students across most disciplines and demographics. Another major review published the same year found that online students had the advantage 70 percent of the time, a gap authors projected would only widen as programs and technologies evolve.
Do employers accept online degrees?
All new learning innovations are met with some degree of scrutiny, but skepticism subsides as methods become more mainstream. Such is the case for online learning. Studies indicate employers who are familiar with online degrees tend to view them more favorably, and more employers are acquainted with them than ever before. The majority of colleges now offer online degrees, including most public, not-for-profit, and Ivy League universities. Online learning is also increasingly prevalent in the workplace as more companies invest in web-based employee training and development programs.
Is online education more conducive to cheating?
The concern that online students cheat more than traditional students is perhaps misplaced. When researchers at Marshall University conducted a study to measure the prevalence of cheating in online and classroom-based courses, they concluded, “Somewhat surprisingly, the results showed higher rates of academic dishonesty in live courses.” The authors suggest the social familiarity of students in a classroom setting may lessen their sense of moral obligation.
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Choosing the right course takes time and careful research no matter how one intends to study. Learning styles, goals, and programs always vary, but students considering online courses must consider technical skills, ability to self-motivate, and other factors specific to the medium. Online course demos and trials can also be helpful.
What technical skills do online students need?
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