• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

There are currently over 4.5 billion internet users. That’s a mind-boggling amount of people creating data – no wonder the internet is called the “information superhighway.” With every webpage you visit, you leave a digital footprint. In some places, you offer further information, like when you’re inputting your credit card details for that latest must-have! But how do you know that your data is safe?

For businesses, ensuring data is secure should be a top priority. If it’s not handled correctly, sensitive customer data could be lost or stolen, resulting in some pretty harsh consequences.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
• Understand why it’s important to look after data
• Understand the consequences of poor data storage
• Keep data safe
Why take this course?
Often, we take for granted that data is secure. We assume it’s inaccessible to anyone but the people who need it, and that it will stay that way. But the truth is, you need to take steps to ensure this. Regardless of your role, keeping data safe is everyone’s job. This course will show you why, and also how you can take steps to make sure your data is secure.

10 mins | SCORM | Workbook

Learning Objectives

Understand why it's important to look after data, understand the consequences of poor data storage, keep data safe

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Knowledge Management
  • Language Analysis
  • Data Administration
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Collection Operations


If you would like to provide feedback for this course, please e-mail the NICCS SO at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.