IT Security Threat Mitigation

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

7 videos  //  31 minutes of training

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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.

Course syllabus

Physical SecurityDuration: 4:33

In this episode, Scott explores threats to local networks, such as social engineering and tailgating.

Dealing with MalwareDuration: 3:27

In this episode, Scott describes common malware, such as spyware and ransomware, and discusses remedies.

Password ManagementDuration: 2:45

In this episode, Scott discusses current thinking about best password practices.

ClickworthyDuration: 3:02

In this episode, Scott explores how to tell a good site or email attachment from a potentially malicious one.

Perils of Public InternetDuration: 2:14

In this episode, Scott explains the perils of public internet and how to use such access safely.

Ask Me Anything About IT Threat Mitigation Part 1Duration: 6:43

In this episode, Scott talks about password storage, restoring licenses, logout and timeout options and local encryption.

Ask Me Anything About IT Threat Mitigation Part 2Duration: 8:24

In this episode, Scott talks about password storage, restoring licenses, logout and timeout options and local encryption.

Meet the author

Scott Jernigan

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Scott Jernigan is editor-in-chief for Total Seminars, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations. Scott has been involved in the computer, network and IT industry since 1996 as a technician, instructor, editor, author and speaker.

Scott has written, edited, and contributed to dozens of books on computer literacy, hardware, operating systems, networking and certification. His latest book is Computer Literacy: Your Ticket to IC3 Certification. Scott co-authored the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, the Mike Meyers A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs and the CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals All-in-One Exam Guide. Scott has taught computer classes all over the U.S., including stints at the United Nations and the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. 

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