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Cybersecurity Awareness Course

This interactive course aims to make learning about cybersecurity easy, effective and enjoyable. It will introduce the world of cybersecurity and help participants to understand what they need to know and do to keep themselves and their workplace safe and secure. No prior knowledge or experience of cybersecurity is required to do this course.

Cybersecurity Awareness Course

Half-Day Classroom Course

Dates: Wednesday 15th May

Times: 9.30am-1.00pm 

Venue: Green Isle Hotel, St Johns Drive, Newlands Cross, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Introduction

This interactive course aims to make learning about cybersecurity easy, effective and enjoyable. It will introduce the world of cybersecurity and help participants to understand what they need to know and do to keep themselves and their workplace safe and secure. No prior knowledge or experience of cybersecurity is required to do this course.

Delivery:

This course is delivered over a 3.5 hour workshop. There will be no formal assessment of learning at the end of the course apart from a participant evaluation.

 

Learning Outcomes

Key areas covered include:

        Threats Overview: Malware, phishing & social engineering

        Password Policies: Best practices;

        Web Protection: What to look for; what to avoid

        Email Protection: What to look for; what to avoid

        Preventive Measures: Best practices for security at home and at work

 

Who should attend

The course is suitable for anyone who wants to build their overall awareness of cybersecurity and improve their ‘cybersecurity hygiene’ – so they avoid the obvious pitfalls and help prevent being caught by cybersecurity breaches.

 

Course Content

1. Backup Your Files

Developing a backup and recovery plan for data on your computer is an important step every computer user should take.

 

2. Update Your Computer

This obvious step (called ‘patching’) is simple but often overlooked and can be the single biggest element in preventing attacks.

 

3. Email Scams

Recognise and avoid email scams.

 

4. Fight Against Ransomware and Malware

Malware (malicious software) is designed to disrupt computer operations, gather sensitive information, or gain unauthorised access to computer systems.

 

5. Phishing

Using emails or web browsers purporting to be from reputable sources to induce you to reveal personal information.

 

 

6. Passwords

Best practice is password creation and protection.

 

7. Mobile Security

Often not realised, the risks associated with mobile devices can be significant.

 

8. Wi-Fi Security

Both at home and at work the security of the Wi-Fi network is crucial.

 

9. Before You Connect!

What to do Before You Connect a New (or upgraded) Computer to the Internet

 

10. Secure Your Web Browser

Get the most up to date information on securing your web browser.

 

11. Virus Basics

How to protect against viruses

 

 

 

The Trainer

Liam Lynch (L2Cyber Security Solutions) has nearly 30 years experience in the technology sector (with Aon Corporation, PaySys and EDS Ireland) and is highly skilled in IT Security, Data Protection, BCP/ITDR and Data Networking. He delivers easy to understand, simple security training for end-users to protect themselves online, as well as carrying out Security Risk Assessments and providing Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery Planning consultancy. Liam is also a member of the ENISA (EU Agency for Network and Information Security) Permanent Stakeholders Group (PSG).

 

What does it cost?

Free cost covered by Skillnet

 

Further Information

For further information and to enquire about payment options please email csi@ictskillnet.ie

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15th May Cybersecurity Awareness Course South Dublin Register Link

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