Cybersecurity Awareness for Users (CS8525)

Welcome to our Cybersecurity Awareness for Users course!

In today's digital age, where technology plays a crucial role in our daily lives, it's vital to prioritize the security of sensitive information. This comprehensive course aims to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to become a proactive defender against cyber threats.

Why should you invest your time in this course? Cybercriminals are constantly devising new ways to exploit vulnerabilities and target unsuspecting individuals. By raising your cybersecurity awareness, you can safeguard not only your personal data but also contribute to protecting your organization and its valuable assets from potential cyberattacks.

Our experienced instructors have carefully curated the course content to cater to users of all levels, ensuring that both novices and experienced individuals can benefit from this learning experience. Whether you're a casual internet user or a seasoned professional, you'll find valuable insights and actionable tips to stay ahead of the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape.

What can you expect from this course? Throughout the interactive modules, you'll explore real-world case studies, and practical scenarios that simulate cyber threats. This approach will empower you to apply your newfound knowledge effectively in your day-to-day online interactions, both at work and in your personal life.

Join us on this enlightening journey towards becoming a cybersecurity-savvy individual. Together, let's fortify our digital defenses and create a safer online environment for everyone!

Enroll today and take the first step towards empowering yourself and your organization against cyber threats. Your security starts with you!

Public class

Virtual classroom
Planned datePlanned date
July 3 2024
Virtual classroom
Planned datePlanned date
August 14 2024
Virtual classroom
Planned datePlanned date
October 2 2024
Virtual classroom
Guaranteed to runGuaranteed to run
March 20 2025
2 hours

Private class

Virtual classroom
Minimum no. of participants: 15
2 hours
Price on request
English or French
Training plan: 

Lesson 1: What is computer security?

  • The need to secure data
  • The threats
  • Vulnerabilities
  • The attacks
  • Exploits
  • Countermeasures

Lesson 2: Social engineering

  • Techniques in social engineering
  • Phishing
  • By call, by text message, by physical presence
  • Detection tools
  • Example of a phishing website
  • Example of phishing emails
  • How to detect phishing?
  • Demonstration: Detecting Phishing

Lesson 3: Web browsing safety

  • Difficulty erasing your data on the web
  • Targeted browsing advertisements
  • The security of cookies
  • Filtering of inappropriate content
  • Disclosure of data on social networks
  • The use of private browsing
  • Best practices and user behavior
  • Application of company policies
  • Demo: Start Private Browsing

Lesson 4: Password Security

  • Password policies in corporate environments
  • Password too weak
  • Password too strong
  • The use of a password to access several distinct services
  • Multi-factor authentication (MFA)
  • Examples of complex passwords
  • Demonstration: Is my password secure?
  • Demonstration: Changing a password

Lesson 5: Email Security

  • Access to your mailbox
  • Transmission of emails in clear text
  • Eavesdropping/network interception
  • Secure tunnels

 Lesson 6: Malicious software

  • The vulnerabilities of failing systems
  • User behavior
  • Types of malicious software
  • Example of ransomware
  • Example of fake security software

Lesson 7: The security of your operating system

  • Security with anti-virus
  • Software updates
  • Good practices
  • Demonstration: How do I update my system?

Lesson 8: Mobile and wireless network security

  • Mobility is everywhere
  • The growing popularity of mobile devices
  • Mobile device security issues
  • Wireless network security
  • Home, work and public networks
  • VPNs for secure remote access
  • Demonstration: Explore available wireless networks

Lesson 9: Identity Theft

  • Your information is everywhere
  • Where is it stored?
  • How secure is it?
  • Can your information be stolen?

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