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Cyber Security

Introduction

This course successfully explains what the potential threats are and how individuals can develop good security practices with recommendations for avoiding malicious activities.

The Cyber Security course raises awareness by highlighting the different types of Cybercrime and how digital information can be compromised.

Course Overview

Data is extremely valuable in today’s world and should be protected. If adequate protection is not in place or guidelines are not adhered to, security breaches can occur.

This EssentialSkillz Cyber Security eLearning Course has been designed to explain the importance of digital information and also discusses the necessary steps we can all take to reduce the risk of Cybercrime.

On successful completion of this course, users will be able to define “Cybercrime” and know never to disclose passwords or open suspicious email attachments. They will know not to install unauthorised applications and to lock their devices when they are not actively using them.

Cybercrime is becoming more sophisticated every day. With technological advances and the increase in the use of mobile devices, the risk of cyber attacks are a very real, global problem.

The different types of Cybercrime are explained in this course. These include Viruses, Worms, Adware, Spyware and Trojan. Being aware of Social Engineering and the tactics criminals use to trick users into providing access or personal information will help employees understand that basic safety checks, safe use of the web and of mobile phones are fundamental in staying safe online. Users will understand the importance of Virus checks, secure passwords, user accounts and browser safety. Additionally, the safe use of devices in public areas is also discussed.

As with all EssentialSkillz eLearning courses, this Cyber Security eLearning Course can be customised to meet your individual needs. A designated course administrator can use our integrated authoring tool to edit the text and images within this course and link to your organisation’s specific documentation, all at no extra cost.

Main Sections within the course:

  • Overview
  • Cyber Attacks
  • Detect Malware
  • Avoid Cyber Attacks
  • Test

Target Audience

This course is ideal for all Managers and employees who need to know how to protect themselves and their organisation from Cybercrime.

Course Objectives:

  • To highlight the importance of protecting digital information (information held on devices and networks) and the consequences of an information security breach.
  • To describe some common types of crimes carried out on devices and networks (known as cybercrime).
  • To discuss the steps you can take to reduce the risk of Cybercrime and what to do if you are a victim of Cybercrime.