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Cyber Security Essentials: Your Role in Protecting the Company

by John Elliott

Cyber risks affect every individual and organization. This course will teach you how you can stay safe online and help protect your organization from cyber threats.

What you'll learn

Cyber risks can cause damage to organizations and individuals. In this course, Cyber Security Essentials: Your Role in Protecting the Company, you’ll learn to recognize cyber attacks and know what to do.

First, you’ll explore how to protect your user accounts on systems at work and at home.
Next, you’ll discover the ways that criminals work and how simple things can stop them.
Finally, you’ll learn how to look after your data and your organization’s data when you are not in the office.

When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of cyber risks and attacks needed to protect yourself and your organization.

Course FAQ

What is cybersecurity?

cybersecurity refers to the actions taken to protect computer systems,networks, and information from being compromised via theft, damage, or other digital attacks. Cybersecurity practices help protect software and hardware from both inentional and unintentional cyber attacks.

Is Cybersecurity a good career?

The field of cybersecurity has lots of benefits as a career. There is no shortage of need for cyber security experts, it has low unemployment, and it pays well. With Pluralsight you can learn the fundamentals and also go into great depth learning about cyber security.

What skills are needed for cyber security?

To be successful in a cybersecurity role will require good technical aptitude, problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, attention to detail, and a knowledge of general security best practices across various platforms.

What will I learn in this cybersecurity course?

This cybersecurity essentials course will teach you how to stay safe online and protect organizations from cyber threats. Topics covered include:

  • Recognizing what needs to be protected
  • Ransomware and Phishing attacks
  • Password best practices and management
  • Understanding how cyber attacks happen
  • Vulnerabilities, patching, and updates
  • Much more
Who is this cybersecurity course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn cyber security essentials that will help protect you or your organization from digital attacks and cyber threats. If you want to better understand cyber risks and how to stop them, then this is the course for you.

Are there any prerequisites to this course?

Nope! This is an introductory cybersecurity course that does not require any prior experience. Just come prepared to learn and try not to have any distractions or interruptions.

About the author

John Elliott is a specialist in regulated security and data protection. His fascination is the way that people engage with security directives: whether that’s a company following external regulation, an information security team developing policies, an IT team following them, or a colleague who is just trying to do their job securely. John has led information security and data protection functions in aviation and financial services. He’s represented both Visa Europe and Mastercard on the PCI S... more

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