Security Awareness


Security Awareness

Course Description

Trained and alert employees are your organization's first line of defense. A culture of information security and compliance begins with informed employees who can recognize and identify information security threats, understand and avoid the risks, and make better data protection decisions that ultimately reduce risks and protect your clients and customers. This course helps employees understand information security risks, apply sound information protection practices, and understand how their individual actions and behaviors can impact information security in the organization as a whole.



Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discover how cyber-attacks work, how to avoid virus infections and how you can counteract their malicious consequences.
  • Implement steps to stay safe from cyber-criminal actions. • Identify and eliminate security holes that make you vulnerable to cyber threats.
  • Apply step-by-step recommendations to choose the right tools and actions that can shield you from viruses and malicious content.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Understanding Security Threats

  •  Types of Security Threats • Examples of Social Engineering
  •  Examples of Malware
  •  Malware Warning Signs
  •  Phishing/Email Harvesting

Lesson 2: Practicing Safe Computing

  • Password Guidelines
  • Email and Internet Best Practices
  • System Protection Software

Lesson 3: Protecting Data

  • Backup
  • Data Destruction
  • Encryption

Lesson 4: Practicing Safe Remote and Mobile Computing

  • Working in Public Places • Protecting Mobile Computing and Communications Devices
  • Public Wireless Connections
  • Wireless Connections at Home
  • Remote Access to the Company Network
  • Traveling Securely

Lesson 5: Protecting Physical Security

  • Securing Work Areas and Resources
  • Badges
  • Access Control

Lesson 6: I’ve been Hacked! Now what?

  • Help Desk
  • Virus Updates
  • Password Strength
  • Restoring Data


May 11, 2018
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


CSU's Monte Ahuja College of Business, 1860 E. 18th St., Cleveland, Oh 44115 (map)

CEUs: 0.7

Fee: $350

To receive the EARLY BIRD RATE, you must register at least 6 weeks prior to the start date of the course. Corporate, CSU Student, Alumni and Organization membership discounts available!

Course Benefits

Competency-Based Professional Development: Our programs increase learner retention through application, which results in a more productive workforce. Students demonstrate their competence by successfully completing a course assessment.

All Inclusive: Each course delivered at CSU includes materials, pre-test and post-test, coffee, snacks, lunch and convenient, on-site parking. Educated and Experienced Instructors: Our instructors bring years of real-world, classroom and CPA, CFA, SHRM, PhD and MBA experience. Many hold leadership positions in northeast Ohio organizations and have taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Cost-Effective: The course is designed to minimize travel expenses and time away from work.

Convenient: Flexible schedules are not only an attractive option, but a necessary for busy professionals.

Networking Opportunities: Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.

Audit option: Students have the option to audit a course they have already attended at no charge within one academic year. Interested students must notify the ProDev office requesting to audit a course a minimum of 10 business days prior to the course start date to ensure there is enough seating. Audit students are responsible for their own parking and lunches. New materials will not be provided.

Corporate, Custom Availability: Can be custom-tailored to the needs of your organization to provide skills your workforce can apply immediately as a corporate training if requested.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued if notification is not received seven business days prior to the first day of class. Registrants who cancel will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee, if we receive written notification a minimum of seven business days prior to the first day of class.