16hrs – ICDL Secure Use of IT (IT Security)
Have you ever clicked and responded to phishing emails asking for your personal details? Or have you been a victim of ransomware, in which this malicious software infects your computer and demands for a fee before allowing you to resume work on your computer? If you are to secure your computer from cyberattacks, it is necessary for you to first be able to identify the threats and not fall prey to it. Our ’16hrs – ICDL Secure Use of IT (IT Security)’ will help you to recognize the lurking threats in the cyberworld and create your own defense against these malicious attacks.
In this 2-day ‘ICDL Secure Use of IT (IT Security)’ course, you will learn how to identify data threats from various sources, privacy protection, retention and control principles, the types of malware and protection against them, limits of network security and how to put in place an authentication and authorization process to ensure network security.
Learners will also learn about secure data management principles such as how to secure their data securely, destroy data safely and temporary delete data in their social network accounts and cloud services.
Course Objectives – 16hrs – ICDL Secure Use of IT (IT Security)
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the key concepts relating to the importance of secure information and data, physical security, privacy and identity theft
- Protect a computer, device, or network from malware and unauthorized access
- Recognize the types of networks, connection types and network issues such as firewalls
- Browse the World Wide Web and communicate on the Internet securely
- Recognize security issues related to communications such as e-mail and instant messaging
- Back up and restore data appropriately while safely and securely dispose of data and devices
Participants can also consider attending our ICDL Online Essential course and ICDL Online Collaboration course to learn how to communicate and work effectively on the web with online software and tools with their colleagues, friends and family.