Digital Skills

IT Data Security

How do you keep your home safe? At the minimum, most people lock the doors when they leave. Others install motion-sensitive lights or security cameras. Some invest in alarm systems to protect against threats.

But safeguards aren't just for physical spaces. We store highly sensitive data online. Exposure of that data has a far-reaching impact, with consequences more devastating than losing valuables to a thief.

Modern-day theft scarcely resembles heists and burglaries of the past—it has evolved into the digital sphere, requiring us to learn new security practices alongside the old ones.

In this course, learn what constitutes confidential data, why it’s important to keep it safe, and essential security best practices that include both cyberspace and physical facilities. You’ll learn strategies to protect yourself online and get tips to block incoming threats. Finally, you’ll review how to act fast to minimize damage if a security breach occurs.
  • Welcome
  • How to Protect Your Data - Introduction
  • Creating and Managing Strong Passwords
  • Strong Passwords
  • Multifactor Authentication
  • Portable Devices and Removable Media Security
  • Using Physical Security to Keep Facilities and Assets Safe
  • How to Protect Your Data - Summary
  • Online Security
  • What is Cybersecurity?
  • Best Practices for Secure Internet Browsing
  • Tips for Public Wi-Fi Security
  • Safe Use of Social Media
  • Dealing with a Security Incident
  • Online Security Summary
  • What Now?
  • Post Course Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 1 year