• As news media continue to report data breaches involving sensitive information, the need for educational institutions to have a strategy to protect their student and staff data is essential. This learning program provides learners with a high-level overview of data security issues and practical steps your school can take to avoid data breaches.

    Course: Malware

    Topics covered:

    • Why academia is a target of malware attacks
    • Different types of malware
    • How malware can be delivered
    • What to do when encountering a malware attack
    Audience: Faculty, staff
    Course length: 10 minutes

    Course: Mobile Devices and Third-Party Websites

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    Topics covered:

    • The importance of keeping mobile device software up-to-date
    • How to avoid phishing schemes on mobile devices
    • The benefits of using multifactor authentication
    • Using cloud services that comply with school policies
    Audience: Faculty, staff
    Course length: 10 minutes

    Course: Passwords

    Topics covered:

    • What makes a good password
    • Best practices for using passwords
    • The importance of creating a unique password for each website
    • What password managers are and how they work
    • The basics of multifactor authentication
    Audience: Faculty, staff
    Course length: 10 minutes

    Course: Phishing

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    Topics covered:

    • Understanding what motivates scammers to deploy phishing emails
    • How to stay vigilant when using school email
    • How to seek help when encountering a phishing attack
    Audience: Faculty, staff
    Course length: 10 minutes

    Course: Physical Security and Unintended Disclosures

    Topics covered:

    • The risk of allowing physical access to physical files and electronic devices
    • Types of sensitive data at academic institutions that can be exposed
    • The importance of preventing unauthorized access to secured buildings
    • The importance of locking unattended physical files and electronic devices
    • How to avoid inadvertent disclosures
    • The risks of device theft while traveling
    Audience: Faculty, staff
    Course length: 10 minutes

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    Our Data Security learning program was named a Gold Stevie Award winner at the 2019 Annual American Business Awards®, which recognizes important new education and learning products.


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