Cybersecurity Essentials for Work Training

The Cybersecurity Essentials for Work course, with a seat time of two hours, provides a solid foundation of essential cybersecurity knowledge employees, interns, or students should possess in order to make them an informed and engaged digital citizen poised to protect an organization’s electronic data and digital infrastructure from common cybersecurity threats.

Course Topics:

1

Introduction to Cybersecurity

Given every day cyber threats, you will be able to recognize the importance of maintaining good cybersecurity practices in an organization and identify what you can do as an employee to protect against common cybersecurity threats.
  • • Recognize why cybersecurity is important to your organization.
  • • List the different types of cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.
  • • Describe the types of information that must be protected due to federal cyber and privacy law requirements and the consequences for not adequately protecting such data.
  • • Describe the best practices you can use to reduce cybersecurity risks in your workplace.
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Cyber Hygiene

Given every day cyber threats, you will be able to identify potential threats to your organization's cyber and physical security associated with common, everyday devices and be able to protect yourself and your organization from harm.
  • • Explain the considerations when sending sensitive information by email, storing it on a shared server, and maintaining physical copies.
  • • Describe the importance of situational awareness and maintaining physical security of the workplace.
  • • Recall best practices to keep your information secure when outside the office.
  • • Define the internet of things (IoT) and cyber hygiene.
  • • Identify how the use of common, everyday devices can pose cybersecurity risks to both yourself and your employer.
  • • Describe good cyber hygiene practices when using connected devices.
  • • Explain instances where IoT and business intersects.
  • • Select good cybersecurity approaches.
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3

Don't Take the Bait

Given every day cyber threats, you will be able to identify potential phishing attempts and be able to protect yourself and your organization from harm.
  • • Explain why phishing poses a threat to you and your organization.
  • • Explain why links and attachments can be dangerous.
  • • Describe the different ways in which you could be targeted.
  • Recognize common indicators of a phishing attack received by email, text messages, and social media.
  • • Describe common signs that you have been infected by ransomware.
  • • Explain best practices when receiving phone calls to avoid falling victim to social engineering attacks.
  • • Describe the importance of timely reporting.
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4

Insider Threats

Given every day cyber threats, you will be able to identify potential threats to your organization's cyber and physical security associated with insider threats and be able to protect yourself and your organization from harm.
  • • Describe social engineering and how it is used to trick employees into compromising an organization’s security.
  • • Recognize the importance of detecting and reporting potential insider threats.
  • • Recall methodologies of adversaries to recruit trusted insiders and collect proprietary or sensitive information.
  • • Recognize indicators of insider threat behavior.
  • • Comply with reporting requirements.
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