IT Security Threat Mitigation

Prepare to protect yourself with this course on IT security threat mitigation.


  • Ask Me Anything About IT Threat Mitigation Part 2 Video — 00:08:24
    • In this episode, Scott talks about password storage, restoring licenses, logout and timeout options and local encryption.

  • Perils of Public Internet Video — 00:02:14
    • In this episode, Scott explains the perils of public internet and how to use such access safely.

  • Password Management Video — 00:02:45
    • In this episode, Scott discusses current thinking about best password practices.

  • Physical Security Video — 00:04:33
    • In this episode, Scott explores threats to local networks, such as social engineering and tailgating.

  • Ask Me Anything About IT Threat Mitigation Part 1 Video — 00:06:43
    • In this episode, Scott talks about password storage, restoring licenses, logout and timeout options and local encryption.

  • Clickworthy Video — 00:03:02
    • In this episode, Scott explores how to tell a good site or email attachment from a potentially malicious one.

  • Dealing with Malware Video — 00:03:27
    • In this episode, Scott describes common malware, such as spyware and ransomware, and discusses remedies.


Course description

Modern IT is a battleground, and the enemies are more numerous than many people realize. In this course, you’ll dig into the details of IT security threat mitigation. Beginning with physical security and simple principles like social engineering and tailgating, you’ll follow our experienced instructor down the rabbit hole of malware, password management, public internet security and much more.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the “Alpha Geek,” is the industry’s leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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