Course Spotlight: Identity Theft 1263

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As technology continues to advance throughout various aspects of our lives, the opportunity for wrong-doers to commit identity theft is unfortunately growing as well. In fact, today more than 50 percent of identity theft occurs in the workplace.

In Identity Theft 1263, students will learn how to address identity theft in the spheres of both private life and the workplace. In addition to common sense steps to protect oneself from identity theft, course participants will also acquire comprehensive expertise on deterring data theft, detecting fraud and minimizing damage from identity theft.

The one-month course is divided into the following four units:

Unit 1: Personal Identity Security

  • Awareness
    • The truth about identity theft
    • Various types of identity theft and fraud
    • The real impact of identity fraud
    • How and where identity theft happens
  • Behaviors
    • Improving your identity theft and fraud IQ
    • Protecting personal identifiable info (PII)
    • Using different complex passwords
    • Monitoring accounts for irregularities
  • Controls
    • Recognizing, accessing and organizing your PII
    • Safeguarding your personal digital data
    • Taking your privacy and security seriously

Unit 2: Workplace Culture of Security

  • Awareness
    • Any organization with data is at risk
    • The cybersecurity threat landscape
    • What is sensitive company data
    • Workplace privacy and security
  • Behaviors
    • Practicing email, internet and BYOD safety
    • Checking and observing social media policy
    • Detecting and deterring data and identity theft
    • Reporting suspicious behaviors and issues
  • Controls
    • Adhering to workplace security policies
    • Learning access control responsibilities
    • Taking company data security seriously

Unit 3: Personal Identity Action Plan

Unit 4: Workplace Identity Action Plan

By the end of the course, participants will know how to analyze cyber security threats, understand how to organize and manage Personal Identifiable Information and be able to create and adhere to best-practices for detecting and defending against fraud.

Identity Theft 1263 costs $195 and is being offered May 1 through May 26 and July 3 through July 28!

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