Security Awareness for End Users

  • 6 topics | 24m
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  • Transcripts
The nature of higher education institutions means they must provide relatively open and easy access to resources and services while also protecting these resources from individuals with malicious intentions. Securing the campus network depends largely on end users – specifically students and employees. They have an important role to play in network security. In fact, by taking appropriate action to promote network security, end users will also benefit from increased protection against people looking to take advantage or exploit them personally. This course will explore why campus networks are targeted by hackers and the potential consequences a breach can have for end users and institutions. Best practices for protecting personal, web-enabled devices and safe online behaviors will build awareness of how to stay safe and secure online – which in turn will promote campus network security. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. 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 any federal, state, or local laws. 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 professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.


  • identify why campus networks are targeted by hackers
  • identify personal benefits of promoting campus network security
  • identify the methods hackers use to try and exploit others online
  • identify why hackers target campuses and the methods they use to exploit users
  • recognize practical strategies to improve security on your personal devices
  • recognize online habits that can help keep you safe and improve campus network security
  • recognize ways to improve security personal devices and the other habits that can help keep you safe and campus network security protected


  • Campus Network Security
  • Inherent Risk of Being Online
  • Knowledge Check: Risks of Internet Usage on Campus
  • Protecting Personal Devices
  • Safe Online Behavior
  • Knowledge Check: Personal Devices & Online Behavior