Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Protect Against Social Engineering and Phising Scams with Social Media Security Awareness Training
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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 38 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

Learn Best Practices for Stopping Data Breaches, Fraud and Identity Theft

Even the best cybersecurity software con’t stop you from choosing a weak password, clicking a bad link or installing a social networking app that snoops into your address book, calendar or geodata.

And that’s not all. With cybercrime and corporate espionage on the rise, we’ve entered the age where even private digital correspondence should be created to withstand public scrutiny. This course teaches you how.

The risks are everywhere. 11.5 million people are victims of identity fraud each year and that number is rising. And it takes 330 hours, on average, to repair the damage.

Protect yourself, your family and your work. Get this introductory course right now and learn how to safeguard your data and reputation.

What are the requirements?

  • This course, created primarily for nontechnical users, makes complex information security best practices easy for anyone to appreciate and understand.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • How to choose a password that’s difficult to hack but easy to remember
  • Not all apps are mobile -- manage the risks of installing third-party desktop apps in social networking accounts
  • How to use two-factor authentication on Facebook, Twitter and Google
  • Spot malware, spyware, ransomeware, virus, spear phishing and social engineering scams

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to minimize cybercrime risks when they use online communication services like email and social networks.
  • this course is appropriate for anyone with access to a secure network who also use social networks, such as loved ones, children ages 9 and up and coworkers.

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 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 devices.

The training introduces non-technical personnel to basic IT security, browser security, password security, malware, spyware, virus threats, the use of two-factor authentication on Gmail, Facebook and Twitter, phishing and social engineering scams, social media security and social networking app security.


This course provides insight into which kinds of digital employee communications can and can't be legally monitored.

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.


This lecture provides a basic overview of what type of information should never be shared publicly online, the most common way criminals obtain personally identifiable information and how to protect yourself and your employer against identity theft.


This lecture introduces basic principles of information security (IS) including strategies for safeguarding passwords from individuals, browsers and spyware.

Section 2: Understanding Cybersecurity Threats

This lecture explains how attackers use malicious software or malware to disrupt your computer or mobile device or to steal information.


This lecture provides an introductory overview to the significance of accessing sites located at HTTPS web addresses, versus those at HTTP addresses. Reference link:


This lecture presents strategies for choosing passwords that are easy to remember but tough to crack. Reference links: Account Logon (

LastPass ( and Roboform (


This lecture teaches strategies for recognizing and resisting phishing attempts of varying sophistication as well as how and where to report phishing attempts. Reference links: FBI’s Internet Fraud Complaint Center -

Organizations that accept reports of phishing attempts: (securities related)


This lecture teaches strategies for recognizing and resisting social engineering attempts of varying sophistication.


This lecture highlights the risks of granting third-party apps and services access to your social networking accounts.

To manage third-party apps:

FB Privacy Settings > Apps (include screencast demo)

Google > Account > Security > Connects Applications and Sites

Twitter > Profile > Apps

LinkedIn > Profile > Privacy & Settings > Groups, Companies & Applications > View Your Applications

Section 3: Concluding Lessons

This lecture provides an introductory overview of the Social Media and Mobile Security training, our second security training course and the Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft Resource Center. Reference link:


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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