Using the Internet securely is simply put an awesome and fast way to understand threats and how to protect yourself against cyber crime.
Students who take this course will learn:
This course includes everything you need to make the right decisions on safely surfing the internet while avoiding malware, viruses and other unwanted software from installing easily into your main system.
It also uses recommended mechanisms to protect your information and private data from spying eyes. Lastly using Sandbox VMs help to protect your host or main computer against spyware and hidden spying technology from being installed. If you want to be more secure, this course is for you. The course is meant for beginners as well as seasoned security people who want to make sure they have the correct measures in place.
We all use the Internet for so many things, what many are only now starting to find out is that many threats re waiting for us. This course talks about some of the things you can do to make your web browsing and internet usage more secure.
Drive-by-downloads, maybe you have heard this term? This refers to malware embedded in a legitimate website that is waiting for someone like you to stop buy. Once you download or click on the link, wham! You get infected with a program that installs itself and adds features that a Botnet or criminal can use.
Websites have reputations, many security companies share information on where and what type of attacks or bad behavior are coming from websites or IPs. Web reputation refers to the registering of those websites so that you know if the site is a suspicious one.
We all search the internet for something, what many don't know is that those searches are logged by the websites you use like google, yahoo, etc. There are resources out there that let you search more securely and give you a choice what to log and what to forget.
Many people have talked about TOR, this is one of many ways in which you can make it harder for someone to look at your browsing activity.
If you live in a country where websites are blocked or the bandwidth is "illegally" managed, then proxy servers are a way for you to "fake" the area or hide your true country of origin so that you can view freely what you want to.
Sandbox refers to using a virtual machine for "surfing" or "browsing" the internet. When using a virtual machine, if a website tries to install malware, it will likely not infect your "host" system. This is one of the ways you can use sensitive programs like banking systems and increase your overall security.
So, your at your favorite Cafe in Paris, New York, Milan or London,. You need to get those last tweets, emails or snapchats and open up your phone or tablet, and start to read your latest information fix. Well, if you are not using a VPN with encryption, then everything you do in that Cafe is in clear text, meaning anyone that monitors that WiFi *Wireless Lan) connection can read your information and login as well as password info.
Many people do not know that they pay for free software and downloads. The next time you download Angry Birds or some free game or tool, just remember that there is ALWAYS a costs associated with it.
By being aware of what threats and risks are out there, we can increase our security dramatically. Don't get caught by criminals or nosey folks that are spying on your web activity. By using some of these suggestions you can dramatically increase your security and guard your private information.
Michael has worked on multiple projects globally from architecture to cyber security, working with some of the biggest fortune 50 companies and within the top 5 consulting industry. Some companies he has worked with and for include Accenture, Avanade, Dell, FSC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Sophos and Symantec.
Michael's company (HakDefNet) currently does research and projects focused on Global Cyber Threats, International Business and Security Leadership and are aimed at making security products, processes, solutions and defense against cyber threats as easy to understand and implement as possible. Michael is also the author of the chapter "Cyber Security: Future IT-Security Challenges for Tomorrow's Leaders and Businesses", and recently participated in an interview with IGI Global Promotions Coordinator Ann Lupold, elaborating on elevating issues in cyber security and cyber espionage, as well as the challenges that leaders and businesses face in confronting such issues. He also has written for various IT, Channel and Business publications and newspapers internationally.
Michael is also certified as an ISO/IEC27001:2013 Lead Auditor and is the first cyber security trainer to ever be keynote speaker at Davos.