It seems that everything relies on technology these days, after all, most of us use computers, tablets or mobile phones for e-mails, entertainment, online banking and shopping. Of course, this means that much of our personal information is stored either on our own computers or on someone else’s system.
Practically all businesses and organisations worldwide use computers and the internet to store, process and communicate information – much of it sensitive and confidential. Gaining illegal access to both personal and organisational information can be very lucrative for cyber criminals; it can also be very satisfying for those seeking some form of revenge or wishing to enjoy the kudos of breaking into apparently secure systems.
This course will explain how you can remain safe and compliant by understanding online security. You will be able to describe how to protect yourself, and the company in which you work, to stay safe from digital threats.
- Recognise who is responsible for cyber security
- List the dangers of cyber attacks
- Recall the methods of system attacks and how to minimise the risks
- System vulnerabilities
- Denial of service
- Social engineering
- Insider threats
- Apply your knowledge to different scenarios
- Describe the basic security practices and explain how to apply them
- Safeguarding data
- Taking care with USB drives
- Taking care with file sharing
- Using Anti-Virus software
- Using a firewall
- Using email safely
- Safety with socialnetworking sites
Anyone who uses any form of technology