Security Awareness Essentials Challenge

Despite the best efforts of organizations worldwide, cybercrime is rising rapidly, and it is expected to cost organizations a stunning amount in 2021: $6 trillion. This is because human error continues to be the biggest threat to information security. This course aims to mitigate human error by teaching how to classify data, secure mobile devices, secure remote and home offices, avoid social engineering scams like pretexting and phishing, and create strong passwords. The course engages users by describing real-life security challenges and asking them to choose the best course of action for each challenge. This course is a Fall 2019 update to 5826 and includes a final 8-question quiz.

Topics Covered:

  • Data classification and protection
  • Employee responsibilities for protecting physical and electronic data
  • Mobile device security
  • Work from home and remote office security
  • Social engineering threats: phishing, pretexting, baiting, quid pro quo, and tailgating
  • How to spot phishing emails and best practices for avoiding social engineering attacks
  • Password security
  • Insider threat

Course Versions:

Audience: All employees
Code: GLS-8323
Time: 30 min

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