Information Security and Cyber Risk Awareness

For Software Professionals (Global)

This is a tailored course designed to equip your team with essential knowledge to safeguard sensitive business data and foster a security-conscious organizational culture.

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Software Professionals
25-30 minutes
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About this course

This course empowers organizations to strengthen their frontline defense against cyber threats through extensive training in information security and cyber risk awareness. The participants will gain the knowledge needed to identify potential threats, protect sensitive data, and respond adeptly to security incidents.

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Section 1: Cyber Threat Landscape for Software Professionals

In this course section, we prioritize a hands-on approach by examining real-life cyber security incidents, moving beyond theoretical concepts. This equips participants to apply this practical knowledge directly in their everyday work, enabling them to proactively develop strategies to avoid similar incidents. Furthermore, the course delves into incidents that have affected different stakeholders, improving the workforce’s grasp of information security risks.

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Section 2: Elements of Information Security for Software Professionals

This section explores the foundational aspects of information security, highlighting the importance of managing information effectively.

CIA Triad

Data Classification

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Section 3: Common Cyberattacks and Prevention

This section delves into the most prevalent forms of cyber threats and offers optimal strategies for its mitigation.

Phishing and Its Variations

Ransomware

Disinformation

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Section 4: Practicing Information Security at Work 

This section lists nine practical challenges inspired by real life scenarios and equips professionals with effective strategies for their everyday tasks. 

Secure Access to Facilities

Safe Remote Working

Securing Access Credentials

Safe Internet Browsing 

Safe usage of email and collaboration platforms

Safe Social Media Usage

Safe Usage of AI Applications

Safe Usage of Information Storage and Transfer

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Section 5: Reporting Security Incidents

This section consists of examples of security incidents and steps on how to report them.

Overview of Information Security Incidents

Examples of Information Security Incidents

Reporting Security Incidents

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Section 6: Summary and Assessment

In this section, we provide a summary of the key takeaways from the course. Additionally, we offer an end-of-course assessment to evaluate participants’ comprehension and knowledge retention.

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