Global Cybersecurity Basics

  • 4 topics | 15m
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Lax security practices and poor security awareness on the part of employees can result in data breaches and other security incidents 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. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by The Potomac Law Group, PLLC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or 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 legal statutes or statutory instruments. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking independent legal advice.


  • recognize habits that threaten organizational systems and data security and ways to mitigate them
  • identify characteristics of social engineering attacks
  • recognize how to keep systems and data safe from attackers
  • reflect on what you've learned


  • Recognizing Risky Behavior
  • Recognizing Social Engineering Attacks
  • Knowledge Check: Keeping Your Data Safe
  • Let's Review