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Be Safe – Cyber and Physical Security For Everyone

Keeping yourself and those around you safe in today’s world
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Created by Louis DiPaola
Last updated 10/2013
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of this course you will be able to explain how to stay safe in both the cyber and physical realms. You will be able to identify threats and know how to keep yourself and those around your safe.
In this course you will learn about cyber and physical threats.
In this course you will learn how to keep yourself safe at home and while travelling.
In this course you will learn how to stay safe on your computer and on all your electronic devices.
In this course you will learn techniques to protect children from both physical and cyber threats.
In this course you will learn safe ecommerce techniques and how to deal with identity thieves.
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Be Safe – Cyber and Physical Security For Everyone is an introductory or awareness level course focused on training everyone how to stay safe against both physical and cyber security threats.After completing this course you will understand cyber and physical threats, staying safe at home and while travelling, and staying safe on computers, smart phones and tablets.You will also learn techniques to protect children from both physical and cyber threats and you will be able to explain safe ecommerce techniques and how to deal with identity thieves.The course consists of videos covering the topics and will provide you with techniques that you can immediately use to increase your safety and the safety of those around you.So if you are ready to be safe, you want to complete this course as soon as possible and refer back to it a regular basis.

Who is the target audience?
  • Everyone. All of us need to be aware of both the physical and cyber security risks that are around us.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Course overview
2 Lectures 07:31

This video is an overview of this awareness level course which provides information on how to keep yourself and others safe online and in the physical world.


Describes the history of crime and how criminals have adapted themselves to using each new technology to commit crimes.It covers crime and other threats, from the beginning of time to today, where computers and smart phones are part of the criminal scene.

History of crime

Section One Quiz
1 question
Staying safe at home
5 Lectures 47:34

Describes one of the first things you need to consider in securing your home.That is your doors and windows.This covers hardware and practices you can use to secure them and keep yourself safe.

Protect your perimeter with secure windows and doors

Describes how keep yourself safe through thoughtful landscaping and lighting.It covers different lighting systems to increase your safety.

Secure landscape planning and lighting tips

Describes security systems and cameras as well as provides a demonstration of an IP security camera.

Security systems and cameras

Describes how to handle unexpected visitors such as a door to door salesperson.It also covers fire safety, reasons to have home owners and renters insurance, and protecting your home while you are away.

Home safety practices

Describes how to deal with disasters, when to evacuate, and when to shelter in place.

When disaster hits

Section Two Knowledge Check
2 questions
Protecting kids
2 Lectures 13:50

Describes the basics of keeping kids safe in the cyber and physical realms.It covers tips on keeping children safe with social media and online games.

Out of harm’s way

Describes both bullying and cyber bullying and how to prevent it.

Bullying and cyber bullying

Section Three Knowledge Check
2 questions
Keep your computer, smart phones, and other electronic devices safe
7 Lectures 59:49

Describeshow we are connected in the cyber world and some of the dangers out there that we need to avoid.

How we are connected and cyber dangers

Describes how to make strong passwords that are easy to remember.

Keeping our computers safe and strong passwords

Describes practices you can use to stay safe while using computers and electronic devices.It covers how to keep your systems updated, antivirus software, program installation, and safe email practices.

Electronic practice that can keep you safe

Describes components in a small network and how to keep all your devices on it safe.This includes a demonstration of the interface on a wireless router.

Preview 10:05

Describes the importance of backups, how to conduct a backup, and protecting paper documents.

Keeping your files safe from disaster

Describes the hazards of throwing files and old computers in the trash and techniques to protect those files.

Keeping your information out of the trash can – old file and old computer safety

Describes techniques for safely using social networking sites.This includes a demonstration of how to strip the location information that our smart phones embed in the photos they take.

Social networking safety

Section Four Knowledge Check
2 questions
Ecommerce and online banking
3 Lectures 26:16

Describes how to safely connect to online banking and other ecommerce sites.

Secure sites and secure connections

Describes safe ecommerce practices.This includes using both credit and debit cards online and what to do if they are compromised.

Preview 09:32

Describes what your online identity is, how identity theft happens, what you can do to prevent it, and how to deal with it if it happens.This lesson also covers how you can receive free credit reports on yourself three times each year.

Keeping your identity safe

Section Five Knowledge Check
2 questions
Safe travels
2 Lectures 10:35

Describes techniques to keep your mobile devices safe.

Mobile devices

This lesson covers techniques to keep yourself safe while on the road and in parking lots.

Automobile safety

Section Six Knowledge Check
1 question
Course summary
1 Lecture 01:38

This is the summary video for this course.I hope you enjoyed this course and will use the techniques you learned to make your life and those around you safer.

About the Instructor
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43 Students
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Certified Information System Security Professional

Louis DiPaola has experience in the cyber and physical security worlds.He has over 12 years experience in cyber security.He also served as a police officer and a volunteer firefighter.He has taught courses in the college and commercial training environment.

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