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Cyber Security Foundations: Why Cyber Security is Important
Cyber attacks cost an enormous amount of money every year. This figure is on the rise. According to one source, the cost of cybercrime for 2021 will rise to $6 trillion, double the estimated figure for 2015. By 2025, this is predicted to rise to $10.5 trillion.
This course will show you why cyber security is important. You’ll learn about common types of cyber attacks, including phishing, viruses, and social engineering attacks, and how you can protect against them. You’ll also learn how to build a safe password policy, build in ransomware protection, and best practices for mobile data security.
Explore common cyber attacks and how to protect against them
To understand why cyber security is important, we must understand the risks we face.
This cyber security training course is designed to introduce you to some of the most common and dangerous cyber attacks. Topics covered include:
how to build a good password policy and how using a password manager increases data security
the risks associated with using unknown USB drives, including USB “rubber ducky” password stealers
how to defend against viruses, including ransomware protection, and what to do when infected
the cyber security risks associated with social media, including social engineering attacks
how to identify spear phishing and phishing emails
best practices for mobile data security, including VPNs and DNS redirects
disaster recovery and how to prepare for worst-case scenarios
Completing this introduction to cyber security will enable you to take the first key steps to protecting your organization’s data. With these cyber security basics, you can prevent sensitive information getting into the wrong hands and avoid the associated costs.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explore how malicious hackers can turn your social media against you
- Identify phishing emails and bad links
- Discuss how to prevent and recover from virus and ransomware attacks
- Explore how to harden your OS by patching and best practices
- Evaluate how to protect your data
Who is the course for?
This cyber security training is aimed at IT professionals who want to understand how to protect their organization from cyber attacks.
This might include data administrators, those working with sensitive data, or those targeting a career in cyber security.
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