Online Class: Securing Your Data and Privacy

This must-take course on protecting and securing your personal data and privacy covers everything you need to be aware of to better secure all your information in our online world.

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  • 15
    Lessons
  • 17
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 322
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 10
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.0
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

Journey to Data Mastery: Safeguarding Personal Data and Privacy in a Digital Age

Dive into the intricate world of personal data protection with our immersive online course. In an era where data has become the new currency, understanding its facets and the nuances of safeguarding it is paramount.

Our mission with this course is twofold:

  1. Illuminate the depths of data privacy and information security, enabling you to wield this knowledge seamlessly in both personal spheres and professional terrains.

  2. Equip you with a historical lens and technical prowess to adeptly traverse the dynamic labyrinth of data management and the evolving landscape of privacy rights.

Journey through fifteen meticulously crafted modules, each designed to unravel specific facets of data and security. These modules not only delve into the significance of each topic but also impart actionable insights, tools, and strategies. By internalizing these, you're setting yourself on a path to greater digital autonomy, ensuring that your data remains an asset and not a liability.

Navigate through a diverse curriculum:

  1. Unearthing Data: Beyond the Binary
  2. Foundations of Information Security
  3. Transparency: The Heartbeat of Trust
  4. Decoding Cybersecurity Threats: The Consumer Perspective
  5. Tracing the Evolution: A Timeline of Information Privacy Law
  6. Fair Play: Deciphering the Fair Information Practice Principles
  7. Spotlight on GDPR: A Global Gamechanger
  8. A Deep Dive: Critical Information Privacy Laws - Part I
  9. Continuing the Exploration: Critical Information Privacy Laws - Part II
  10. Personal Data: Crafting Fortresses in Everyday Life
  11. Professional Shield: Ensuring Data Integrity at Work
  12. Tailored Best Practices: A Dual Lens
  13. Your Arsenal: Essential Tools for Data Protection
  14. Cybersecurity: Beyond Data Protection
  15. Envisioning Tomorrow: The Road Ahead for Data Privacy

Challenge your understanding with our bespoke assessment modules after each lesson. Earn the privilege of accredited CEUs upon successfully completing the course.

Whether you're a data enthusiast, a concerned individual eager to fortify your digital footprints, or a professional eyeing enhanced security protocols, this course promises a transformative experience. Step into the digital realm with confidence, knowledge, and the tools to make data work for you, not against you. Let's embark on this enlightening journey together!

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  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • PC & Mac Compatible
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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.8 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(92 votes)

Lesson 1: What is Data?

In this lesson, we will do the following. *define what we mean by data *introduce the concept of data privacy *consider why data privacy is important Additional lesson topics: Understanding Privacy and Data Protection: What You Need to Know Quick Prep ; My Data My Privacy My Choice: A Step-by-step Guide to Secure your Personal Data and Reclaim your Online Privacy! English Edition Kindle Edition 11 Total Points
  • Complete Assignment: Course Introduction and Goals
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: What is Information Security?

In this lesson, we will do the following. *define information security, and its relationship to data protection *outline the three primary principles of information security *introduce the policies and measures often put into practice to ensure information security Additional lesson topics: What is information security? Definition, principles, and jobs; What are the Important Principles of Information Security for Business? 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: The Importance of Transparency

In this lesson, we will do the following. *define what the data economy is *introduce the concept of transparency in relation to the data economy *discuss why corporations and consumers consider transparency important Additional lesson topics: Everything you need to know about the data economy; How transparency can help the global economy to grow; Greater Transparency Leads to Better Cybersecurity 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Cybersecurity Threats and Their Impact on Consumers

In this lesson, we will do the following. *define cyberattacks, cybercrime, and cyberterrorism *examine specific types of cyberattacks *explore the cost of cybersecurity threats on individuals today Additional lesson topics: Common cybersecurity threats for e-commerce businesses; The Several Most Common Types of Cyber Attacks; Reputation Risks: How Cyberattacks Affect Consumer Perception 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: The History of Information Privacy Law

In this lesson, we will do the following. *learn how privacy was conceived of by colonists, and the important relationship between information privacy and the U.S. Constitution *examine how the nineteenth century changed the perception of information privacy *introduce the modern era of information privacy and data protection Additional lesson topics: Information Privacy Concerns: Linking Individual Perceptions with Institutional Privacy Assurances; History of Privacy Timeline; A Brief History of Information Privacy Law 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: The Fair Information Practice Principles

In this lesson, we will do the following. *examine the rise of the computer, and its relationship to the Fair Information Practice Principles *outline the history and modernization of the Fair Information Practice Principles *discuss the role the Fair Information Practice Principles played on the international stage, specifically as they relate to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development Additional lesson topics: Fair Information Practice Principles 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: The General Data Protection Regulation

In this lesson, we will do the following. *discuss the primary predecessor of the General Data Protection Regulation, and how the European Union arrived at this development *define the overarching fixtures of the General Data Protection Regulation, and examine selected articles that emphasize data privacy and information security *outline why the General Data Protection Regulation are important, not just for citizens of the European Union, but for people around the world Additional lesson topics: The History of the General Data Protection Regulation; Understanding and Complying with GDPR Requirements in ; General Data Protection Regulation GDPR 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Relevant Information Privacy Laws I

In this lesson and the next, we will examine selected laws and movements, organized by the following decades. *The 1960s *The 1970s *The 1980s Additional lesson topics: Information privacy law; A Brief History of Information Privacy Law 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Relevant Information Privacy Laws II

In this lesson, we will complete our examination in selected laws and movements, again organized chronologically. We will look at the following decades. *The 1990s *The 2000s to today 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: A Closer Look for Your Personal Life

In this lesson, we will do the following. *outline the most basic steps you can take to protect your personal data *discuss more advanced steps, specific to technology *take a closer look at preventing identity theft Additional lesson topics: 5 Clever Ways to Enhance Your Personal Data Security; Identity Theft: What It Is, How to Prevent It, Warning Signs and Tips; Six Easy Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Data Online 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: A Closer Look for Your Professional Life

In this lesson, we will do the following. *outline the types of assessments you might complete in a professional setting *provide insight into the importance of training for data privacy and information security *introduce fundamental actions or investments that an organization might take to maintain data protection Additional lesson topics: Data protection 101: Why you need security awareness training; Tips for protecting your organization's data; Why is Data Security Training for Employees Important? 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Establishing Best Practices in Your Personal and Professional Life

In this lesson, we will do the following. *outline basic best practices for data privacy and information security *consider how you might plan for emergencies, personally and professionally *provide guidance on how to hack yourself to test your information security Additional lesson topics: 8 Cyber Security Best Practices For Your Small to Medium-Size Business; Cybersecurity best practices for businesses 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Data Privacy and Information Security Tools

In this lesson, we will do the following. *discuss tools designed specifically for everyday users *introduce a number of security products *consider the benefits of cyber insurance Additional lesson topics: The Pros and Cons Of Cyber Insurance; The Benefits and Limitations of Cyberinsurance; Cybersecurity for Small Business 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: The Larger Field of Cybersecurity

In this lesson, we will do the following. *map out the overarching components of cybersecurity *review the elements of cybersecurity beyond data privacy and information security *introduce cybersecurity as a field of academic study and career path Additional lesson topics: Is The Field Of Cybersecurity A Growing Industry?; Four Reasons the Cybersecurity Field Is Rapidly Growing 10 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: The Future of Data Privacy and Information Security

In this lesson, we will do the following. *discuss current worldwide trends that are shaping the landscape of data protection *provide examples of continued learning and training opportunities to help you stay informed Additional lesson topics: The Evolving Threat Landscape: Five Trends to Expect In and Beyond; Several Cybersecurity Trends to Look Out For in 78 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
219
Total Course Points
 

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Course Title: Securing Your Data and Privacy
Course Number: 9770598
Lessons Rating: 4.8 / 5 Stars (92 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: December 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
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Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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