You’ve heard the term. Security awareness training, also known as end-user security awareness training, is steadily growing as an industry standard for companies. But, what is it exactly? And, why does it matter?
Security awareness training is the official company proctored process for educating employees about computer security. This includes policies, procedures, and hands-on training on best practices for utilizing company technology and exercising due diligence on the company network. It’s pretty important. According to IBM’s 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index, 25% of all security breaches are caused by employees. And, you’re losing time and money because of it.
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What Skills are Learned in the CompTIA Security+ Course
Because the Security+ test is so comprehensive, many seek out preparation courses in advance. In any comprehensive Security+ Certification Prep Course, you will learn to:
- Think broadly and widely to implement sound security protocols to address and reduce security risks
- Quickly react to security issues as they arise, knowing what tools, technologies and skills are required to effectively thwart bad actors or actions
- Triage past security breaches to identify potential remedies and to implement enhanced protections
- Design, implement and manage a network, on-site or in the cloud, with security in mind
The above learnings, broken down more fully into a full course syllabus, typically run as follows:
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When you’re in the early stages of a career in IT, the alphabet soup of credentials can often feel overwhelming. With so many options to choose from, how do you know which certification — or certifications — are the best for you? Which will get you the best jobs, and once you land a job, help you do it well? Which will help you move forward?
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