Security Awareness: In Practice and Review

You see it almost daily on the news, another cyber attack and the release of sensitive data. Keeping updated and following basic good practices will help prevent the disclosure of sensitive information.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 15, 2018
Duration
1h 0m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 15, 2018
Duration
1h 0m
Description

Cyber attacks and the release of sensitive data are a daily reminder that the actions you take has an impact on you and your company’s security. In this course, Security Awareness: In Practice and Review, you'll solidify the skills to protect your data. First, you'll gain a deeper knowledge of malicious cyber attacks. Next, you'll discover how to identify different types of attacks and how to stop from falling victim to them. Finally, you'll explore how to be more proactive in avoiding this type of attack. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of security awareness to protect your personal security, as well as the security of your company.

About the author
About the author

Jason Helmick is an author for Pluralsight. His IT career spans more than 25 years or enterprise consulting on a variety of technologies, with a focus on strategic IT business planning. He’s a highly successful IT author, columnist, lecturer, and instructor, specializing in automation practices for the IT pro.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi. I'm Jason Helmick, an author here at Pluralsight, and welcome to my course on Security Awareness: In Practice and Review. You know, you see it almost daily on the news, another cyber attack and the release of sensitive information. This is a daily reminder that the actions you take has an impact not only on you and your data, but on your company's security as well, so keeping updated and following basic good practices will help prevent the disclosure of sensitive information, and there are several ways that you can keep yourself protected and informed. In this course you will learn to be reminded how to protect your data with gaining knowledge of malicious attacks, learn to identify the attacks, and how to stop from falling victim. You'll also learn how to be more proactive in avoiding these types of attack. So join me on this journey as a review of cyber security and on the practice and review to keep yourself safe. Here at Pluralsight we love learning, and we hope that you do too.

Good Security Practices Will Protect You and Others
It's important to remind yourself that every single day cyber-criminals are posing both new attacks and revising their old attacks. This'll help keep you in the practice of doing good security practices. I know that it certainly helps me. Now one thing to note as we go through this course. This course is a review of some of the highlights from the Security Awareness series, and so what I want you to understand is that I'm going to be reviewing the most important topics, especially in the next module when we get into the most important things to do for protecting yourself; however, I want you to keep something in mind that's very important. If I hit a topic that you want to know more information about, then I've covered it in more detail in one of the Security Awareness series, whether that be on malware, or mobile devices, or protecting your portable data. If you want more specific information you can get it, but for the focus of this particular course it's as a quick refresher and a review, so that, well, you can just make sure that you're doing good security practices. So what do you say we get started here into this module, and on this module we're going to take a brief recap of what the CIA security triad is and why it's so important to us, what data in our business and at home looks like, and one of my favorite discussions is the modes of data. I always think about security relating to what mode that data is in, just in case there's something unusual that I need to take care of. We'll also take a look at what is the challenge to both us and the business for doing good security practices and maintaining our security, along with what the general fix is. Then after this module we'll dive into the major preventative things that you can do to prevent being attacked.

Security Awareness
In our last module together as a review over security awareness, the best thing you can do overall, just make sure you're security aware. We talked about this in the last module in more detail, but just as a reminder, let's look at what being aware and handling issues looks like. So in this module we're going to take a look at, just as a quick refresher, the best practices we talked about in the last module, remind you about how security teams that work at businesses are proactive, why they're proactive, and you can join in and do some of the same things, even at home, making sure that you keep current, and again, if you are attacked, reporting the attack. So let's get started as we go through this briefly in our best practices.