This course will provide participants with the tools necessary to recognize common workplace security risks including but not limited to network sniffing, social engineering, phishing, and data theft. In addition, the course will summarize several key security controls that can be used to mitigate some of the most prevalent attacks found in the modern workplace. Employees everywhere are using business networks to connect, collaborate, and access company data. Businesses, eager to increase productivity, have embraced the growing integration of network communications.
Employees are encouraged to take advantage of technology such as wireless devices and public hotspots. Now more than ever, employees are becoming less dependent on their central office space in order to complete their work. Meetings are done remotely, documents are signed electronically, and emails can be answered from pretty much anywhere. Although this may provide benefits to both employees and employers, network-based collaboration introduces corporate data into a vast environment that is diverse and difficult to protect.