Computer Security for Office Workers

Learning Method: Instructor-led Classroom Learning Duration: 0.5 Day


In this course, students learn about the different types of malware, the techniques used to spread malware, and how to prevent malware from infecting their computer.


Who Should Attend:

This course is for office workers with a basic knowledge of computers who are interested in learning about computer security issues and how to work in a more secure manner.


At Course Completion:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a better understanding of their role in the security of their corporate network as well as how to recognize and react to security threats.


Course Outline:

The different types of malware:

  • Virus
  • Worm
  • Spyware
  • Ransomware
  • Other forms of malware


How malware spreads:

  • Zero-day attacks
  • Social Engineering
  • Phishing
  • Spoofing
  • Other attack vectors


Password Security:

  • Brute force attack
  • Dictionary attack
  • Man-in-the-middle attack
  • Password strength
  • Passwords vs passphrases
  • Password managers
  • Two factor authentication


Browser security:

  • Malvertising
  • Typosquatting
  • Obfuscated URLs


Antimalware and other security software:

  • Antimalware software
  • Fake antimalware notifications
  • Ad blockers
  • VPNs
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