The Internet has enabled many things that weren't possible in the past.
Unfortunately this also includes cyber-crime, where criminals and scammers use various methods to steal your logon details and passwords, credit card details or encrypt all of your files so that you can't access them and then demand a ransom to get them back again.
One of the best ways to protect yourself from these attacks is to be educated on what they are and how they work.
This is an ever changing area and as soon as one method of infiltration is detected, they move on to developing a new one.
This course will show you the common types of attacks and what you can do to reduce your risks.
By taking this course, you will become more aware of the threats out there and you will be less likely to click on the wrong thing.
"Most Cyber threats require someone to click on something to activate them. The best way to protect yourself from this is with User Education - you need to make sure everyone in your business knows what to do and more importantly, what NOT to do!"
Why do I need to do this course?
Cyber Security is a real threat to everyone and every business.
User education and awareness is one of the ways to reduce your risks.
Who should do this course?
This course is designed for all staff, at every level within a business.
It is recommended that this course becomes part of your induction process for new staff, as well as being completed by all your existing staff as well.
While the course has been designed for businesses, the topics and contents are just as applicable to home use.
What do I get out of this course?
You will get access to a series of video, text and examples that explain, in plain non-technical language, what the common threats are, how to spot them and what to do if you think you are being scammed. This will raise your awareness of the threats out there, which in turns reduces your risks.
There is a short quiz at the end of each section to make sure you are understanding everything as you go.
When you have been through all the modules, you will receive a Certification of Completion for the course.
For further details on the topics covered in this course, please refer to the Course Curriculum section below.
How do I get started?
Just click on the Enrol button and follow the simple instructions to sign up and enrol.
If you have any issues or questions along the way, just click on the Contact link at the top of the page and send us a message. We'll get back to you right away to help you out.
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