Cyber security for small businesses

When a data breach occurs at a mighty conglomerate, it’s all over the news and social media—but what happens when it’s an attack against the little guy? A report by cyber security firm Symantec stated that almost half of the cyber attacks worldwide in 2015 (43%) were against small businesses, because attackers see small businesses as an easy or “soft” target. You need the basic know-how to protect your digital self, and that’s what this course aims to do.

In this course, you will learn about the main types of attacks that impact small businesses, how to spot them, how to proactively protect your digital self, and what to do if you are a victim of an attack.

   1,398 students completed this course

   86% recommend it to other students

   Teacher: Cat Paterson


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Course plan

Lesson 1. Welcome
Lesson 2. Types of cyber attacks: phishing
Lesson 3. Types of cyber attacks: malware
Lesson 4. Types of cyber attacks: password attacks
Lesson 5. Types of cyber attacks: denial of service (DoS) attacks
Lesson 6. Public surfing
Lesson 7. Virtual private network
Lesson 8. Secure hosting
Lesson 9. Website plugins
Lesson 10. Website back-up and other useful resources
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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