In many cases, network intrusions, loss of data, or even loss of funds is due to a failure to follow simple security basics. This course overviews some effective, common-sense techniques to secure your computer or network and associated data that are both low-cost and low-tech solutions. Tips on detecting social engineering emails and employee education to prevent loss of data and funds to social engineers are also discussed.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the importance of computer and data security techniques.
  • Recognize and understand how different social engineering techniques can breach computer and data security.
  • Recognize methods to prevent social engineering fraud schemes.
Last updated/reviewed: January 18, 2023
6 Reviews (19 ratings)


Anonymous Author
The course gives some good examples of how information can be breached in multiple fashions. I'm glad the course went over some real-life cases and was well written. I feel better protected now and will use some of this information going forward.

Anonymous Author
Cybersecurity is incredibly important in today's environment and this course gives an overview of the more common cyberattacks against a company with tips to prevent them.

Anonymous Author
This contained practical advice and reminders to keep data secure. I enjoyed the personal stories shared by the instructor.

Member's Profile
Brief and effective reminders of the range of fraud that's happening. Good refresher course.

Anonymous Author
This is a refresher course and most beneficial to non-IT personnel. Nothing surprised me.

Anonymous Author
Great refresher for staff on spoofing and phishing attempts.

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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  Computer and Data Security Basics for the CPA PDF