IT Security 101 - Protecting & Securing Computer Networks

By John Courtenay, Desktop Support Engineer

Language: English

This course is for you

Over this course, we'll be going over how to protect your organisation's computer network from any internal and external threats, whether this be from a technological or a human point of view. Topics on the course: * Preventing phishing and vishing (telephone) scams * Checking common mistakes with security settings * Security testing and the associated legal considerations * Non-standard devices and preventing offline (face-to-face) social engineering * Password policies and preventing credential sharing * Alternative authentication, system patching and centralised reporting. Also included are some real-world examples of situations where you might encounter the topics on the course, in order to help you identify these within your own organisation, and be able to resolve them appropriately.

Course overview - 14

  • Security Overview

  • Phishing scams

  • Vishing scams

  • Default Security Settings

  • Legal considerations

  • Non-standard Devices

  • Offline Social Engineering

  • Employee Access Levels

  • Preventing Credential Sharing

  • Random User Testing

  • Password Policies

  • Alternative authentication

  • System Patching

  • Centralised reporting

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Meet your instructor

John John
John CourtenayDesktop Support Engineer
I've had a passion for technology from a very early age and achieved Microsoft Certified Professional status in 2004. Over the last 5 years or so I've worked on both IT support and infrastructure support and have provided solutions to 1st line helpdesk staff on how to fix basic problems.