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Explore Sample IT and Leadership Videos from the Skillsoft Course Library

By Lorien Green

Samples are one of life’s greatest guilty pleasures. Whether it’s a free trial of a movie streaming service, those micro-sized perfume bottles from the department store, or the sample booths at Costco – a little taste of something for free really gets peoples’ endorphins pumping.

Skillsoft is excited to announce the new Backstage Pass program, which gives anyone access to a sneak peak of Skillsoft video course samples from the Skillsoft course library. These short courses are a quick introduction to some of the key skills required to stay on top in today’s workforce.

This week’s video sample from the Skillsoft course catalogue is “Security Essentials: Avoid Social Engineering Attacks.” This short IT training video provides an overview of how to avoid social engineering attacks.

Social engineering attacks, such as phishing or e-mail fraud, aim to get your personal information. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) warns against giving sensitive information to anyone unless you’re sure they are who they claim to be. In this video, Byron Hynes provides some key tips to prevent computer crime from happening to you.

Byron Hynes is an Enterprise Technology Strategist, author, trainer, and consultant. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and holder of multiple Microsoft and Cisco certifications. He has designed and configured several large Exchange, Active Directory, Windows Server, and Remote Access/VPN deployments for military, commercial, and small business clients. He has spoken at several Microsoft conferences and events in Europe, Canada, and the US, and was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award in the Windows Security category.

Research says that taking small breaks throughout your normal workday increases productivity; so why not take a moment to soak in some knowledge by watching one of our IT or leadership videos today! Keep an eye out for a new video each week on Skillsoft’s Backstage Pass channel on YouTube.

Lorien Green is the Social Media Strategist at Skillsoft.

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