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What to Expect this Week

Learn the vulnerabilities of social media, how to address internet security and viruses, and include regular backups in your cybersecurity routine
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In the coming week, we will cover four main topics: Social Media, Internet Security, Viruses as well as Data Backups, and Recovery.

By the end of the week, you will be able to:

  • describe the difference between HTTP and HTTPS
  • identify suspicious files and messages
  • demonstrate safe browser use
  • demonstrate how to protect your device from viruses
  • explain the importance of security on social media
  • perform safe data backups

Reflect and share: What is your current level of understanding on these topics? Which topic(s) are you interested in knowing more about?

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