Cybersecurity Awareness for Users (CS8525)
This introductory cybersecurity course is intended for all personnel working and handling information in the company. This is a course that aims to raise awareness of types of user-level information security threats.
A preferential rate (-15%) applies to the regular cost for non-profit organizations, as well as the government sector. In addition, you can benefit from additional advantages through a corporate agreement when you need to train several people or teams in your company. Contact us for details.
Lesson 1: What is computer security?
- The need to secure data
- The threats
- The attacks
Lesson 2: Social engineering
- Techniques in social engineering
- 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?
- Course material accessible in electronic format
Basic knowledge of computer use and internet browsing
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