Cybersecurity Awareness Course- Nenagh
May 13th 2019
9.30am – 1pm
Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh
This interactive course aims to make learning about cybersecurity easy, effective and enjoyable. It will introduce the world of cybersecurity and help participants to understand what they need to know and do to keep themselves and their workplace safe and secure. No prior knowledge or experience of cybersecurity is required to do this course.
Participants also get free access to a special online Cybersecurity Awareness Course – the Information Security Pass™ Information Security Pass Registration Form
The course is suitable for anyone who wants to build their overall awareness of cybersecurity and improve their ‘cybersecurity hygiene’ – so they avoid the obvious pitfalls and help prevent being caught by cybersecurity breaches.
Key areas covered include:
• Threats Overview: Malware, phishing & social engineering
• Password Policies: Best practices;
• Web Protection: What to look for; what to avoid
• Email Protection: What to look for; what to avoid
• Preventive Measures: Best practices for security at home and at work
1. Backup Your Files
Developing a backup and recovery plan for data on your computer is an important step every computer user should take.
2. Update Your Computer
This obvious step (called ‘patching’) is simple but often overlooked and can be the single biggest element in preventing attacks.
3. Email Scams
Recognise and avoid email scams.
4. Fight Against Ransomware and Malware
Malware (malicious software) is designed to disrupt computer operations, gather sensitive information, or gain unauthorised access to computer systems.
Using emails or web browsers purporting to be from reputable sources to induce you to reveal personal information.
Best practice is password creation and protection.
7. Mobile Security
Often not realised, the risks associated with mobile devices can be significant.
8. Wi-Fi Security
Both at home and at work the security of the Wi-Fi network is crucial.
9. Before You Connect!
What to do Before You Connect a New (or upgraded) Computer to the Internet
10. Secure Your Web Browser
Get the most up to date information on securing your web browser.
11. Virus Basics
How to protect against viruses
Liam Lynch (L2 Cyber Security Solutions) has nearly 30 years experience in the technology sector (with Aon Corporation, PaySys and EDS Ireland) and is highly skilled in IT Security, Data Protection, BCP/ITDR and Data Networking. He delivers easy to understand, simple security training for end-users to protect themselves online, as well as carrying out Security Risk Assessments and providing Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery Planning consultancy. Liam is also a member of the ENISA (EU Agency for Network and Information Security) Permanent Stakeholders Group (PSG).