Cyber Security Awareness: Empowering Employees & Individuals
What you'll learn
- Understand the importance of using strong and unique passwords and recognize weak passwords.
- Learn how to implement two-factor authentication for online accounts.
- Understand the use of password managers to securely store and manage passwords.
- Understand the online cyber security risks associated with Personally Identifying Information (PII).
- Learn about common methods used to steal PII such as social engineering and phishing.
- Be able to identify and avoid phishing emails and SMS, as well as common scams such as gift card and tech support scams.
- Understand the risks associated with malware, including ransomware, and how to safeguard against these cyber threats.
- Learn how to secure your web browser and safe browsing habits.
- Learn techniques for protecting yourself while shopping online.
- Learn about the importance of securing your mobile device and how to do so.
- Learn about the importance of protecting your home Wi-Fi network and how to do so.
- Learn about the benefits of using a VPN to protect your online activity.
- There are no specific requirements or prerequisites for taking this course. All that is needed is a computer or device with an internet connection and the desire to learn how to protect your personal and company information online.
This comprehensive course is specifically designed to equip beginners and anyone who wants to be safe online with the essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively safeguard their online presence and protect their personal and corporate information from the diverse range of cybersecurity threats. The course focuses on empowering participants to become knowledgeable in key areas such as device protection, safe online shopping practices, and recognizing internet scams and phishing attacks. By taking this course, you'll gain the skills and knowledge to navigate the digital world securely and protect yourself from online threats.
. Throughout the course, participants will learn the following:
The importance of using strong passwords and two-factor authentication (2FA), and the benefits of utilizing password managers
Protecting personal identifying information (PII) and recognizing and defending against social engineering, phishing, malware, ransomware, and common scams such as Tech support and Gift card scams
Securing web browsers, shopping securely online, and the crucial role of securing mobile devices
The importance of securing home Wi-Fi networks and the benefits of using a VPN to protect online activity
Quizzes with 50 questions to test knowledge on various cyber security awareness topics and challenge you to recall and apply concepts learned in the course
Simulated phishing emails for hands-on experience
Empowerment to take control of online security and be proactive
To make the key concepts easy to understand, the course will utilize a variety of instructional techniques, such as diagrams, interactive simulations, and practical examples. Throughout the course, participants will be challenged to test their knowledge with quizzes at the end of each module and gain hands-on experience through simulated phishing emails and other fake cyber threats. The course empowers learners to take control of their online security and be proactive in protecting themselves and their organization.
By the end of this course, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect their personal and corporate information from cyber threats and take control of their online security. They will have a comprehensive understanding of the various cybersecurity threats and best practices for avoiding them, enabling them to confidently navigate the online world.
Who this course is for:
- Our cyber security course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to stay safe online, regardless of their prior knowledge or experience.
Dr. Nasser Alaeddine is a highly experienced cybersecurity and IT expert with more than 20 years of practical experience managing, developing, and leading IT services for numerous companies and universities. He has taught various cybersecurity courses for over 12 years, specifically in a master's degree program, providing both academic and practical insights.
He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Software Engineering from Southern Methodist University (SMU), as well as certifications as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Project Management Professional (PMP). Additionally, he holds the SANS Coin for Auditing and Monitoring Networks, Perimeters, and Systems, as well as for the Security Leadership Essentials for Managers.
Dr. Alaeddine has published several papers on software quality and the innovative use of educational technology in international conferences. As a passionate educator, he is enthusiastic about sharing this wealth of knowledge and experience to empower students with the tools and understanding needed to protect themselves and their organizations from cyber threats.