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
  • 91
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 10
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.0
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

Welcome to this online course on protecting and securing your personal data and privacy. This course has two purposes:

1.    To introduce data privacy and information security comprehensively so that you can apply it in your personal and professional life

2.    To provide you with the historical context and technical know-how to navigate this ever-changing field of data processing and your privacy rights

This class provides an in-depth guide to data protection that can be employed to protect your personal data or in a work environment in which you may be handling the personal data of others. Students who enroll in this course will work through fifteen comprehensive topics, and each lesson will define the specific topic, explain its significance to data privacy and information security, and will provide specific insights, strategies, or tools for refining skills associated with these topics. Developing and implementing these skills and strategies can give you a greater sense of privacy and, ultimately, lead to increased protection of your personal information in this data-driven world. The course is broken into the following fifteen lessons:

1.    What is data?

2.    What is information security?

3.    The Importance of Transparency

4.    Cybersecurity Threats and Their Impact on Consumers

5.    The History of Information Privacy Law

6.    The Fair Information Practice Principles

7.    The General Data Protection Regulation

8.    Relevant Information Privacy Laws I

9.    Relevant Information Privacy Laws II

10.   A Closer Look for Your Personal Life

11.   A Closer Look for Your Professional Life

12.   Establishing Best Practices in Your Personal and Professional Life

13.   Data Privacy and Information Security Tools

14.   The Larger Field of Cyber Security

15.   The Future of Data Privacy and Information Security

Each lesson as an assessment module to test what you've learned. If you pass the course with a 70% or higher, you are eligible for accredited CEUs.

This course is appropriate for any student who is looking to develop their skills, including individuals who are looking to better understand the role data plays in their lives; individuals looking to increase their personal and practical knowledge of data privacy and information security; and professionals across industries who are looking to improve information security in their work environments.

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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.8 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(36 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: Greater Transparency Leads to Better Cybersecurity; How transparency can help the global economy to grow; Everything you need to know about the data economy 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: Reputation Risks: How Cyberattacks Affect Consumer Perception; The Several Most Common Types of Cyber Attacks; Common cybersecurity threats for e-commerce businesses 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: A Brief History of Information Privacy Law; History of Privacy Timeline; Information Privacy Concerns: Linking Individual Perceptions with Institutional Privacy Assurances 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; The Failure of 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: General Data Protection Regulation GDPR; Understanding and Complying with GDPR Requirements in ; The History of the General Data Protection Regulation 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: Six Easy Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Data Online; Identity Theft: What It Is, How to Prevent It, Warning Signs and Tips; Several Clever Ways to Enhance Your Personal Data Security 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: Tips for protecting your organization's data; Why is Data Security Training for Employees Important?; Data protection 101: Why you need security awareness training 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 Benefits and Limitations of Cyberinsurance; Cybersecurity for Small Business; The Pros and Cons Of Cyber Insurance 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 (36 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: September 2021
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
Instructor: UniversalClass Instructional Team
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $75.00 U.S. dollars

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