Everyone in the workplace has a role to play in information security. The first step in reducing the risk of data breaches is to learn what they are and be aware of how they typically occur so that appropriate measures can be taken to prevent them from taking place in the future.
This course surveys the most common information security risks and breaches including direct observation malware viruses phishing identity theft spam and credit card skimming. It explores how mobile devices such as laptops and phones are vulnerable to theft. It also considers the security risks associated with working remotely as well as the personal and professional issues associated with online activities such as using social media or storing information in the cloud. Each topic is explored in plain English followed by a clear explanation of simple strategies for protecting data.
This course is suitable for everyone responsible for handling information in the workplace whether they are at work at home or offsite.