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Global IT Security Basics


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
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Overview/Description
Lax security practices and poor security awareness on the part of employees can result in security breaches that have serious consequences for organizations. Hackers will take advantage of any vulnerability, and their reach is global. This course focuses on common pitfalls in IT security by end users, highlighting how seemingly harmless actions by employees can give opportunistic hackers access to sensitive organizational data and systems. The course also provides employees with common sense guidelines dealing with areas such as mobile security, online security, password security, and malicious e-mails. Please note that the course content is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Nothing in the course materials shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any jurisdiction's laws. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt does not establish, an attorney-client relationship. Users should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel licensed in their jurisdiction.

Target Audience
All employees using an organization's network and electronic devices

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Global IT Security Basics

  • recognize habits that can give hackers opportunities to gain access to organizational systems and data
  • identify best practices to help maintain IT security at work
  • identify characteristics of social engineering attacks
  • recognize how to handle social engineering attacks appropriately
  • recognize practices that help keep mobile devices secure
  • Course Number:
    lchr_01_a89_lc_enus