About This Course
Welcome to CyberSaftey (Securing Assets For End-users). Regardless of your computer experience, this class will help you become more aware of technology-related risks and what you can do to protect yourself and your organization from them. This course will help you to understand security compliance considerations, social engineering, malware, and various other data security-related concepts. In this course, you will explore the hazards and pitfalls and learn how to use technology safely and securely.
For the most part, gaining awareness of potential security issues (and implementing measures that can be used to counteract them) enables employees to be confident that they are fulfilling their roles in the organization’s IT security plan and are, thereby, maintaining their organization’s overall health by preventing:
• Theft, whether of services, intellectual property, or identity. • Increased costs, whether due to additional labor, repair, or recovery of information.
• Damage to the organization’s professional reputation.
In this course, you will identify many of the common risks involved in using conventional end-user technology, as well as ways to use it safely, to protect yourself from those risks.
Target Student – This course is designed for you as a non-technical end-user of computers, mobile devices, networks,and the Internet, to enable you to use technology more securely to minimize digital risks.
Course Prerequisites – To ensure your success in this course you should have experience with the basic use of conventional end-user technology, including desktop, laptop, or tablet computers, cell phones, and basic Internet functions such as web browsing and email. To obtain much of this prerequisite knowledge, you should consider taking the following course: Using Microsoft® Windows® 8.1
Course Content – Even though content may be adjusted to a degree to suit the student audience needs the following topics will be covered:
- Identifying the Need for Security
- Securing Devices
- Using the Internet Securely
- Use Social Networking Securely
- Use Cloud Services Securely