• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

This course will cover how to protect your computer and your personal data. You'll learn how to keep yourself safe while communicating and sharing with others online. We'll discuss cell phone safety and the potential hazard of "checking in" at all of the places you visit. We'll focus on how to protect your online reputation, how to avoid having your identity stolen while online, and how to stay safe while shopping and banking online.

Learning Objectives

Stay as safe as possible online
Identify dangerous websites
Understand the hazards of malware and spyware
Distinguish between the various types of malware that are out there
Protect themselves from malware and spyware through the use of the proper tools
Comprehend what is required for making and keeping secure passwords
Browse privately using various Internet browsers
Identify Internet hoaxes and scams
Set privacy settings on Facebook and Twitter
Share photos and videos safely
Protect themselves against copyright infringement
Realize that just because they’ve deleted something online, it may not be gone
Remain safe while using cell phones
Understand the hazards of checking into places visited
Locate an iPhone or Android device in the event of a loss
Protect their online reputation
Avoid potential identity theft hazards while online
Shop, bank, and pay bills safely online

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.