Cybersecurity: Fundamentals for Employees (Short Course)

$35.00 Inc GST

Cybersecurity: Fundamentals for Employees explores the world of cybercrime.

What to expect:

This online short course will ensure that staff gain an appreciation of company-wide measures to protect against cyberattacks and their own role in the success of these defense measures. It will help staff recognize phishing attacks and understand what steps to take to mitigate the effect when a cyberattack has been successful. It also emphasizes the importance of practicing safe social media behavior to prevent cyber criminals from mining sensitive personal and company data.

Each student leaves with their own personal cybersecurity plan that prepares them to enter the fight against cybercrime.

Note: these short courses are self-guided online courses and are not to be confused with our tutor-supported online courses. The Best Course Cybersecurity: Fundamentals for Employees(Short Course).

You will be able to obtain a “certificate of completion” with your name and completion date on it.


There are 11 Lessons in this course:

1. Course Overview

    • Course Overview
    • Learning Objectives
    • Pre-Assignment
    • Pre-Course Assessment

2. The State of Cybercrime

    • History of Cybercrime
    • Recalling Cybercrimes
    • Historical Examples of Cybercrime
    • Cost of Cybercrime

3. Types of Cyberattacks

    • Types of Attacks

4. Role of Human Error

    • The Role of Human Error
    • Opening Email

5. What Can a Company Do?

    • Company-wide Defenses
    • Other Company-wide Defenses
    • Focus on Social Media
    • Create a Social Media Policy

6. Best Practices for Remote or Travelling Employees

    • Out of Office Protections

7. Scenarios

    • Scenario: Malware
    • Scenario: Potential Data Breach

8. Cyberattacks on Individuals

    • Cyberattacks to Obtain Sensitive Information
    • Malware (Malicious Software)
    • Social Media
    • Social Media Scams

9. Recognizing Phishing Attacks

    • The Giveaway Clues to Phishing Attacks
    • Spot the Clue
    • Phishing Emails

10. What Can a Person Do?

    • Supporting Company Efforts
    • Social Media
    • Focus on Spear Phishing
    • How to Protect the Organization
    • Social Media Safety

11. Creating a Personal Cybersecurity Plan

    • Cybersecurity Starts with You!
    • Personal Action Plan
    • Course Summary
    • Recommended Reading List
    • Post-Course Assessment