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Training ProviderLearn Skills


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Location learnskills.org Qualification Certificate of Completion
Method Asynchronous Self-paced EligibilityOpen
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Along with music and movies, information is increasingly digital, making it easy to transmit and copy -- and easy to misuse. While the entertainment industry scrambles to find ways to protect its copyrights, corporations are likewise struggling to protect their confidential information and to keep pace with the increasingly stringent laws that protect consumer and employee privacy.

Although teenage hackers from Singapore to Helsinki make the headlines, ordinary breaches of information security often start with things such as an intruder in the workspace, an unscrupulous co-worker or a laptop swiped at an airport. A password scrawled on a post-it note under an employee’s desk or an un-shredded, discarded memo may be the keys to security breaches that cause grave damage to a company’s financial status and reputation.

Laws such as HIPAA and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act demand that employees take specific precautions with certain types of personal information they handle. But even companies that are not subject to these laws must be sure their employees understand and follow company policies for protecting data in all forms.

Course Summary
This Course covers the fundamental principles of information security, both in cyberspace and by the water cooler. It helps employees distinguish between levels of information sensitivity and explains how they can protect their workspaces, passwords and other gateways to company information systems.

The topics covered include:
  • Information security overview
  • Electronic IDs and creating strong passwords
  • Levels of information sensitivity
  • HIPAA security and privacy
  • Computer viruses and hoaxes
  • E-mail and Internet use
  • Spam and e-mail abuse
  • Workspace security
  • Social engineering
  • Business continuity plans