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Cybersecurity 1: Fundamentals for Employees


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Cybersecurity 1: Fundamentals for Employees explores the world of cybercrime. This one-day 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.

Most importantly, it will help staff recognize phishing attacks and understand what steps to take to mitigate the effect when a cyberattack has been successful. It emphasizes the importance of practicing safe social media behavior to prevent cyber criminals from mining sensitive personal and company data.

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

Session One: Course Overview

Course Overview

Learning Objectives


Pre-Course Assessment

Session Two: The State of Cybercrime

History of Cybercrime

Recalling Cybercrimes

Historical Examples of Cybercrime

Cost of Cybercrime

Session Three: Types of Cyberattacks

Types of Attacks

Session Four: Role of Human Error

The Role of Human Error

Opening Email

Session Five: What Can a Company Do?

Company-wide Defenses

Other Company-wide Defenses

Focus on Social Media

Create a Social Media Policy

Session Six: Best Practices for Remote or Travelling Employees

Out of Office Protections

Session Seven: Scenarios

Scenario: Malware

Scenario: Potential Data Breach

Session Eight: Cyberattacks on Individuals

Cyberattacks to Obtain Sensitive Information

Malware (Malicious Software)

Social Media

Social Media Scams

Session Nine: Recognizing Phishing Attacks

The Giveaway Clues to Phishing Attacks

Spot the Clue

Phishing Emails

Session Ten: What Can a Person Do?

Supporting Company Efforts

Social Media

Focus on Spear Phishing

How to Protect the Organization

Social Media Safety

Session Eleven: Creating a Personal Cybersecurity Plan

Cybersecurity Starts with You!

Personal Action Plan

Course Summary

Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment

Pre- and Post-Course Assessment Answer Key

Pre-Course Assessment

Post-Course Assessment

Assignment Answer Key

Session Three: Types of Cyberattacks

Session Four: Role of Human Error

Session Five: What Can a Company Do?

Session Six: Best Practices for Remote or Travelling Employees

Session Seven: Scenarios

Session Eight: Cyberattacks on Individuals

Session Nine: Recognizing Phishing Attacks

Spot the Clue

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