IT Security Basics

Learning Objectives

  • Create strong, secure passwords and passphrases
  • Keep your passwords and passphrases secure
  • Use two-factor authentication
  • Avoid phishing email scams
  • Guard your personal information online
  • Use a secure operating system with security software - and run updates
  • Sign out, lock, shut down, and store securely
  • Inspect links and web pages carefully
  • Use safe data practices for specific circumstances
  • Get help if compromised

Prerequisite Skills

  • Use a mouse
  • Open and save files
  • Open and close windows
  • Perform basic tasks in Microsoft Word, or have completed the course Word: The Basics

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