Mobile Cybersecurity Awareness

Learn How to Prevent Data Breaches, Identity Theft and Fraud via Smartphones, Laptops and Tablets
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 38 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

In a world where smartphones store gigabytes or personally identifiable information, human error remains the single biggest threat to the security of your information.

Not taking the cybersecurity precautions covered in this course when you use a smartphone has become riskier than ever.

While no one is 100% secure against a mobile attack, there’s a lot you can do to discourage thieves and hackers from targeting you, your family, friends or colleagues.

All it takes is one wrong click for you to become a victim of identity theft, fraud or a data breach. If your kids, loved ones or coworkers use your mobile device, this course is for them too.

What are the requirements?

  • No prior knowledge of mobile security required.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Lesser known data security risks of free apps like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, paid apps and mobile malware
  • The riskiest class of metadata you should know about when it comes to mobile security
  • Safest way to access public wireless internet hotspots via laptop, iPhone or Android devices
  • How to use multi-factor authentication to prevent hackers from hijacking your Facebook, Twitter and Google
  • Best practices for safely disposing of handheld other mobile data storage devices

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who use a smartphone or other mobile device for communications.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Intro to Mobile Cybersecurity

This course on social media and security is designed to help employees protect themselves and their data when they access the Internet and use social media on personal and employer-owned or maintained computers and mobile devices.

The training course introduces non-technical personnel to major threats posed by mobile apps, multi-factor authentication, the risks associated with generating metadata, location-based social networking, geolocator tracking, mobile wireless hot spots, invasive mobile chargers, and safely disposing of digital devices.


This course provides insight into how to protect yourself from being hacked or exploited when you use a smartphone or tablet.

But Comply Socially is NOT providing legal advice, determining “best practices,” or telling you what to say or do. The course is provided for informational purposes only.

One of the real values of social media is that it is less formal, more personal, spontaneous and real. Comply Socially is here to educate you so you can use social media in the ways that work for you.

There is no way for us to anticipate or discuss every situation that might arise. If you have a question on what to do, or how to handle something, talk to someone familiar with the legal and practical issues of your situation.

Different states, cities, and companies have different laws and rules that apply. If you're not sure, ask before you act.

Section 2: Mobile Cybersecurity Best Practices

This lecture provides a basic overview of threats posed by malicious apps as well as popular, legal mobile apps used to perform work or work-related job tasks.


This lecture covers the benefits and drawbacks of multi-factor authentication.


This lecture explains how users generate metadata passively when they use a mobile device, and how that data could be used against them to compromise their security or the security of their data.


This lecture covers the security risks and practical advantages of disclosing your geographic coordinates on a location-based social network.


This lecture demonstrates how to set-up and use geolocation tracking apps to monitor someone's location. It includes a demo of the "Find My iPhone" mobile app.


This lecture provides an introduction to the risks associated with connecting to the Internet through a public wireless access point.

Section 3: Mobile Cybersecurity Hardware Threats

This lecture talks about the risks of charging your mobile device or laptop off of someone else's charger.


This lecture covers the risks of erasing, selling, donating or improperly disposing of a digital storage or mobile device and provides recommendations for secure data removal.


This lecture summarizes the personal responsibilities individuals have when they use social media at work.

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Instructor Biography

I'm an entrepreneurial project manager and digital product developer currently managing the Center for Digital Innovation at Howard Industries in Santa Monica.

I have a lot of experience in big data analytics and digital compliance, as well as a background in sales and marketing.  And I cowrote the best-seller “Social Marketing to the Business Customer" with Paul Gillin.

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