Cyber Security Awareness and Solutions

English
Beginner
4h

Cyber Security Awareness and Solutions

Cyber Security Awareness and Solutions
Hosted by FutureLearn
Provided by Packt
Taught by Astrid deRidder
Free
No fee required
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Overview

Explore common cyber attacks such as a phishing email


Cyber security attacks come from many different sources and can be a threat to finances, time, and reputation.

On this two-week course, you’ll explore common cyber security attacks and learn the techniques to protect yourself when using computers, smartphones, and the internet.

Through numerous visual examples, you’ll discover the ways that businesses are hacked and defrauded through malicious macros, ransomware attacks, phishing emails, and more. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to recognise the major red flags so that you can readily detect these threats in the future.


Unpack smishing and vishing


Computers are not the only device vulnerable to hacking – smartphones are also at risk.

On the course, you’ll explore social engineering attacks that use your mobile phone to trick you into paying money or giving your passwords away. You’ll discover how easily people can be preyed upon using methods such as smishing and vishing.

Next, you’ll become well-versed in the general security differences between iPhones and Androids and learn how to avoid downloading malicious apps.


Explore browser security


To understand all the ways you can be at risk on the internet, you’ll take a deep dive into browser security and internet data privacy.

You’ll also unpack the security risk with social media, disinformation, and the threat of identity theft.


Learn cyber security solutions


After exploring key security issues, you’ll then cover effective solutions such as 2-factor authentication for passwords and the importance of encryption.

By the end, you’ll understand how easy it can be to get hacked, and the preventative measures you can take to keep yourself and your business safe.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to prevent and avoid cyber security attacks.

The content can be applied to both personal and professional contexts.