Protecting and Securing Your Data

Course Description:

Cyber criminals increasingly take advantage of security gaps in the network hardware used to connect to outside networks, like the Internet. There are ways to protect these networks from cyber threats. This module is an introductory overview of network security basics and using antivirus and malware protection for new employees during onboarding or as a refresher course for those without a cyber security background. You will learn about best practices for changing default administrative accounts on network hardware, securing trusted networks, installing antivirus and malware removal software, and using separate log-ins for different accounts.

Course Duration: 11 minutes

Why “Protecting and Securing Your Data” Matters:

The more that technology in the workplace is implemented to meet business needs, the greater the organization’s exposure to cyber threats. There are known and specific threats to information technology (IT) infrastructure, including computers, networks, and Internet-connected devices. There are basic measures employees can take to protect data and hardware.

Key Points:

  • Change the default username and password, disable the default Admin account, and encrypt your Wi-Fi on your cable modem and/or router.
  • Use a firewall to establish a barrier between a trusted, secure network and outside networks.
  • Install antivirus and malware removal software.
  • Create different log-ins for financial, social media, shopping, and medical accounts.