Security Essentials Course

This Security Essentials course is for anyone who needs to understand the concepts relating to the secure use of IT in daily life and the skills to maintain a safe and secure environment. It's suitable for complete beginners.

Learning Objectives

  • By the end of this course you will be able to understand the importance of connecting to a network securely, online security and how to back up your data and information.

Estimated Course duration is 2 - 3 hours.  Each lesson take on average 3-5 minutes to complete.

Course Content

Security Concepts

Security Terms
Data Threats
Reason for Data Protection
Data Protection Principles
Social Engineering
Identity Theft
File Security


Malware Types
Malware Methods
Understanding Anti-Virus Software
Updating and Scanning
Dealing with Infected and Suspicious Files

Network Security

Network Security
Wireless Security
Personal Hotspots

Access Control

Preventing Unauthorised Data Access
Access Control
Password Management

Secure Web Use

Autocomplete Settings
Deleting Browsing Data
Secure Browsing
Content Control


Social Networking Risks
Email Encyption
Digital Signatures
Fraudulent Emails
Email Attachment Risks
Using Social Networking
VoIP and Instant Messaging
Using Mobile Apps
Mobile Security
Device Security
Backup Procedures
Data Storage
Data Deletion
Permanent Data Disposal