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 is 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: August 25, 2023
11 Reviews (53 ratings)

Reviews

5
Anonymous Author
The definitions and examples of types of fraud schemes were good; and giving instructions on how to identify fraud with very simple steps was helpful

5
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.

5
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.

5
Member's Profile
Fun to read yet very informative. The real life examples were my favorite part. I would improve through adding some visuals

5
Anonymous Author
This contained practical advice and reminders to keep data secure. I enjoyed the personal stories shared by the instructor.

5
Member's Profile
very good practical examples from practice. good build on core concepts positions learner for more advanced topics.

5
Member's Profile
Excellent course. Had not reviewed this type of information in a long time. This course came along just in time.

5
Member's Profile
Brief and effective reminders of the range of fraud that's happening. Good refresher course.

4
Anonymous Author
This is a refresher course and most beneficial to non-IT personnel. Nothing surprised me.

5
Anonymous Author
Great refresher for staff on spoofing and phishing attempts.

5
Member's Profile
Excellent primer on standard cybersecurity protocols.

Prerequisites
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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Course Syllabus
COURSE MATERIALS
  Computer and Data Security Basics for the CPA PDF
REVIEW AND TEST
  REVIEW QUESTIONSquiz
 FINAL EXAMexam